2015 Lincoln MKC

2015 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: Lincoln enters the premium-compact-SUV segment with the MKC, a new-for-2015 model that shares 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 Premiere: $33,995
AWD Premiere: $36,490
Select: $37,225
AWD Select: $39,720
2.3-liter AWD Select: $40,860
Reserve: $40,930
AWD Reserve: $43,425
2.3-liter AWD Reserve: $44,565
Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
240
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-29
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)
26
2015 Lincoln MKC
2015 Lincoln MKC