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2019 Lincoln MKC

$33,995 — $49,610 MSRP
SUV
5 Seats
21-23 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(4.6) 7 reviews

The Good

  • New styling works well
  • Powerful engines
  • Handling
  • Comfortable ride
  • Authentic wood or metal interior trim
  • Excellent visibility

The Bad

  • Optional engine doesn't offer clear advantage
  • Cheap-feeling push-button gear selector
  • Value of high-end versions
  • Extremely expensive top trim levels
  • Hard to visually distinguish from larger Nautilus SUV
  • Still has confusing alphanumeric name
2019 Lincoln MKC exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2019 Lincoln MKC
  • Five-seat compact luxury SUV
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Restyled front end for 2019
  • Self-parking system with exiting feature available
  • Choice of turbocharged four-cylinder engines
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto available

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

From the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, Kelsey Mays takes a look at the exterior design changes for the 2019 Lincoln MKC.

Lincoln is freshening up the look and technology of the 2019 MKC, the Ford luxury brand's entry in the highly competitive premium compact SUV field.

It's a fast-changing field, too; many of the rest of the MKC's rivals already have been updated or are all-new just since the MKC arrived on the scene for 2015.

The MKC is an important vehicle in the lineup for Ford's effort to revive the Lincoln brand. Half of MKC sales are to buyers coming from other luxury brands, Lincoln says, and more than half of the buyers are women, who are driving the sales growth for these SUVs.

Along with design updates, the 2019 MKC gets expanded safety technology that includes a front collision system with automatic braking and pedestrian detection. Lincoln will continue to offer standard service pickup and delivery as part of its efforts to burnish its premium-brand credibility.

Exterior
The most striking feature of the 2019 MKC is its new face. Gone is the swoopy old Lincoln split grille with integrated headlights in favor of the new Lincoln signature: a more assertive Lincoln Continental-inspired grille with separated LED headlight assemblies and a new bumper with LED light accents. A revised rear end sports LED lighting that continues to stretch from side to side.

Interior
The interior emphasizes soft-touch surfaces and will offer a panoramic moonroof. The multimedia system is Ford's latest Sync 3 with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, USB p...

Lincoln is freshening up the look and technology of the 2019 MKC, the Ford luxury brand's entry in the highly competitive premium compact SUV field.

It's a fast-changing field, too; many of the rest of the MKC's rivals already have been updated or are all-new just since the MKC arrived on the scene for 2015.

The MKC is an important vehicle in the lineup for Ford's effort to revive the Lincoln brand. Half of MKC sales are to buyers coming from other luxury brands, Lincoln says, and more than half of the buyers are women, who are driving the sales growth for these SUVs.

Along with design updates, the 2019 MKC gets expanded safety technology that includes a front collision system with automatic braking and pedestrian detection. Lincoln will continue to offer standard service pickup and delivery as part of its efforts to burnish its premium-brand credibility.

Exterior
The most striking feature of the 2019 MKC is its new face. Gone is the swoopy old Lincoln split grille with integrated headlights in favor of the new Lincoln signature: a more assertive Lincoln Continental-inspired grille with separated LED headlight assemblies and a new bumper with LED light accents. A revised rear end sports LED lighting that continues to stretch from side to side.

Interior
The interior emphasizes soft-touch surfaces and will offer a panoramic moonroof. The multimedia system is Ford's latest Sync 3 with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, USB ports and Wi-Fi.

Black Label versions get interior upholstery and wood trim upgrades built around lifestyle themes (and including annual detailing service) that include Modern Heritage, with white leather and wood trim; Indulgence, with leather and Alcantara upholstery; and Center Stage, with leather and perforated Alcantara with red piping accents. The top Reserve trim level also offers high-style Rialto Green interior with black ash wood accents.

Under the Hood
Carrying over to the 2019 model is the base turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that puts out 245 horsepower on premium fuel; a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder that produces 285 hp on premium is optional. Both currently are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Front- and all-wheel-drive are offered with both engines.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.6
7 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.4)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(4.4)
(5.0)

Nicest car I've ever driven!

by Nurse Nicole from The Villages, FL on November 7, 2018

Beautiful inside and out! The leather seats are plush. The technology is super user friendly. Lots of pep! Wish it was a little better on gas but I love driving it! Feels classy. Read full review

(5.0)

LOVE MY CAR THE SIZE AND THE WAY IT DRIVES.

by Missy from dallas on October 29, 2018

IT'S PERFECT FOR ME AND I'M A REALTOR AND IT'S THE PERFECT SIZE. THE SIZE , THE WAY IT DRIVES AND THE WAY IT LOOKS Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2019 Lincoln MKC currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2019 Lincoln MKC has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Lincoln

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    unlimited months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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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.

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