2016 Lincoln MKC

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Key Specs

of the 2016 Lincoln MKC. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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

Notable Features of the 2016 Lincoln MKC

  • 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 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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
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

Latest 2016 MKC Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

First MKC

by Tamica426 from Southfield, MI on April 21, 2018

This car feels and drives heavenly! As a first time LINCOLN buyer, I am very pleased with the car! Smooth and easy driving! Everything about this vehicle says “classy”. Read full review

(5.0)

Perfect amount of luxury and price

by mfordell87 from Canton on March 23, 2018

This vehicle is far beyond our expectations. Grant it we have only had it one day, the comfort, reliability, styling and price were exactly what we were looking for. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 Lincoln MKC currently has 1 recall

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2016 Lincoln MKC Premier

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    unlimited months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Lincoln

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, rental car reimbursement for up to $45 per day, fresh oil and filter at delivery and certificate for your first complimentary oil and filter change

  • Limited Warranty

    6 years / 100,000 miles

    6 years from original new vehicle warranty start date or 100,000 miles. Comprehensive Limited Warranty from original in-service date. See dealer for details.
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 200-point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The MKC received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker