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2016 Lincoln MKC

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

179.2” x 65.2”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Dynamic handling
  • Comfortable ride quality
  • Authentic wood or aluminum interior trim
  • Appealing exterior styling

The bad:

  • Value of higher-end models
  • Optional engine doesn't offer clear advantage
  • Push-button gear selector

4 trims

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Notable features

  • New Sync 3 touch-screen multimedia system available
  • Five-seat small crossover
  • Choice of turbo four-cylinders, including 2.3-liter engine
  • Self-parking system with exiting feature available
  • Front- or all-wheel drive

2016 Lincoln MKC review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

Ford’s premium brand offers a luxury compact crossover in the 2016 Lincoln MKC. The MKC slots below the MKX in size and competes with the BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Acura RDX.
New for 2016
Ford’s Sync 3 multimedia system is now available. A power liftgate is included on the Select trim level, and the MKX can tow up to 3,000 pounds when equipped with the Trailer Tow Package. A Climate Package includes a windshield wiper de-icer.
Significant Standard Features

  • 240-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • LED accent lighting
  • Heated side mirrors with a memory feature
  • Chrome dual exhaust tips
  • Keyless entry
  • Backup camera
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 285-hp, turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder
  • All-wheel drive
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Power liftgate or hands-free liftgate
  • Navigation system
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated and cooled front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • Automated parking system
  • Lane keeping assist
  • Blind spot warning system
  • Collision warning system

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value 4.4
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.6
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Most recent consumer reviews


Don’t buy MKC

Had a 2016 MKC. After about a month of use I started noticing electrical problems. I would take to the dealership and was always told it was user error. But just driving the vehicle and having your mirrors fold in while driving is not user error. Then was told the vehicle had a factory recall but no fix for it yet. They just said not to park it in my garage because of risk of battery fire. I traded it in and will never buy Lincoln again.


Don’t buy this car

I have a 46,000 miles the check engine light came on the turbo charger. I had to put a brake booster on it. I had to do a vacuum brake pump and a vehicle never reach 70,000 miles wheel bearings


Lincoln Manufacturing Defect

I love my MKC because it is beautiful, comfortable, and drives easily, yet is very practical with the ability to haul small pieces of furniture, a vacation's worth of luggage, etc. So what happens? About the same time as my husband died a year ago, the tailgate lost the ability to close automatically and I ended up having to push it shut which, it turns out, further damaged the closing mechanism. The dealer hemmed and hawed about fixing it, telling me that it would cost $200 to have it evaluated before the warranty coverage--which was still in effect--could be determined although they thought this particular issue was not covered by warranty. So I took it elsewhere and was told that yes, they had already fixed 7 or 8 Lincoln tailgates with the same problem, and so they got my tailgate to working again. About four months later, the problem reappeared, and the tailgate ended up having to be shut with a bungee cord. It is now in the same shop (which the dealer uses also) with no insurance or warranty coverage, and I am told that the frame to which the tailgate is attached is so bent and frail this time that I probably should refrain from using the tailgate once they get it straightened out enough to close! Believe me when I say that I treated that tailgate with extra care after the repair, not allowing anyone to touch it so as to keep it in proper alignment....until it quit shutting on its own. Then it needed a push in order to close; then it simply couldn't close. Who would ever buy this as a used car even though it is a good car with low mileage? I am beyond frustrated because I cannot afford another car without taking money from my long-term care fund, and I am 80. This is a Lincoln, for God's sake! How could it be so flimsy?

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Based on the 2016 Lincoln MKC base trim.
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Lincoln
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
72 months/70,000 miles
24 months/24,000 miles
Roadside assistance
-12 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Current plus five previous model years / Less than 60,000 actual miles
Basic warranty terms
60 months or 100,000 miles (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited warranty
6 years/70,000 miles
Dealer certification required
200-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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