2019 Lincoln MKC

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2019 Lincoln MKC
2019 Lincoln MKC

Key specs

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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

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2019 Lincoln MKC trim comparison will help you decide.

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.


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.


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 design 4.8
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


Love it

Everything we were hoping for and more. Had no idea this car was the answer to my needs. Everyone should give it a test drive.


So far so good. We’ve only had it 3days.

We’ve only had our Lincoln 3 days. We’re happy with everything. We like the looks inside and out. It is comfortable and has lots of pep.


understated luxury

this car not only has met all of my needs it makes driving a pleasure. Plenty of ports, nice cabin lighting features , easy to use touch screen among many other convenience perks that make this vehicle a luxury Mid size SUV

See all 67 consumer reviews

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