2019 Lincoln MKC

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$33,995

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

SUV

Body style

23

Combined MPG

5

Seating capacity

179.2” x 65.2”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

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

6 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • 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

2019 Lincoln MKC review: Our expert's take

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.8
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.9
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Love my Lincoln

Bought this car 3 years old with 23000 miles. I have owned it for 1 year now. Outside of the door unlock feature on the passenger door sometimes not working the car has been a dream. I love driving my Lincoln, and it is hands down my favorite car I've ever owned. I love that Lincoln gives me the Lincolnway app free so I can start my car, lock / unlock my doors check tire pressure check fuel level and more. When it's new car time I will go to my Lincoln dealer first.

5.0

Great car

I didn’t buy this car new it came off of a lease. The auto was certified from the dealership. It’s gorgeous, rides great, luxurious, next to my old Volvo it has the most comfortable leather seats, and has snappy acceleration. Can’t say enough about it. So far it’s great!!

5.0

Great Ride minus 2 drawbacks

I recently replaced my 2013 Chevrolet Equinox with a slightly used 2019 Lincoln MKC Reserve and I am extremely pleased with the purchase. I have read numerous reviews about the car being under powered but I just don't see it, mine scoots right along and with AWD it sticks to the road, a really fun ride! The tech is something else, seems to do just about everything but make you breakfast. The only two drawbacks for me is the gas mileage, I was hoping for a bit better than 20mpg but it is what it is. The other drawback is that the leg room in the back seat is tight. Other than those two items, I couldn't be happier.

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Safety

Based on the 2019 Lincoln MKC base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
5
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Overall rating
4
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
16.4%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Lincoln
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
72 months/70,000 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
Powertrain
6 years/70,000 miles
Dealer certification required
200-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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