2018 Lincoln MKC

Pros: Classy, comfortable interior; competitive pricing; fine selection of luxury features; quiet, cushy ride

Cons: Some of the touchscreen controls are tedious; second-row seat space is a bit cramped for tall occupants; engines don’t feel quite as strong as their horsepower ratings imply

CG Says: The 2018 Lincoln MKC gains standard Lincoln Connect WiFi. Lincoln entered the premium-compact-SUV segment with the MKC, a new-for-2015 model that shared some of its basic design with the Ford Escape. Front- or all-wheel drive is available, and the base engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder that produces 240 horsepower. Offered on all-wheel drive models only is a 285-hp, 2.3-liter version of the base engine. Available upscale features include an electronically adjustable suspension, panoramic sunroof, lane-keep assist, an automatic parallel parking system, and a hands-free tailgate that opens with a swipe of the driver’s foot underneath the rear bumper. MKC’s unique styling and high-class accouterments help justify its price premium over a Ford Escape, and give it a distinctive upscale character. In terms of driving personality, the MKC isn’t quite as sporty as many of its rivals in the premium-compact-SUV class, but since it delivers well on its luxury aspirations, most of its target audience won’t mind.

The Facts
Class Premium Compact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Lincoln
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices Premier: $34,280
AWD Premier: $36,690
Select: $37,035
AWD Select: 39,445
Reserve: $40,910
AWD Reserve: $43,320
Black Label: $46,900
AWD Black Label: $49,305

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
240
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25-28

Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.3-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
285
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25

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2018 Lincoln MKC
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 4
80%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 4
80%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 4
80%

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