This Lincoln MKC video review includes information about comfort, fuel economy, pricing and technology features like MyLincoln Touch. We also discuss its 2.0 and 2.3 EcoBoost models, as well as how it compares to other compact luxury crossovers. For more information, read the 2015 Lincoln MKC review.
Many luxury crossovers try really hard to be sporty, usually at the expense of ride comfort. The MKC is generally confident around turns, but its available three-mode adjustable suspension provides a genuinely comfortable ride in its Normal mode and Comfort mode, the sort of pillowy float and rebound that you just don't experience any more. Sport mode firms things up should you find yourself on a road like this.
That ride comfort is paired with an incredibly quiet cabin to create the sort of car that would make road trips that much easier.
There are two turbocharged four-cylinders available. The 2.0-liter EcoBoost has 240 horsepower, but its zero-to-60-mph acceleration is about a second slower than average for the segment. The 2.3-liter EcoBoost has 285 hp and should provide that extra bit of punch. Fuel economy for both engines is on par with most competitors.
Inside, Lincoln has improved its materials and control interfaces, but the results are mixed. The straightforward buttons for the climate and audio systems fall right at hand, but the MyLincoln Touch system's icons remain too small and we did experience some glitches.
Interior space is a more significant issue. Headroom is OK, but there's less legroom front and back than most competitors have. It also has one of the smallest cargo areas, and in total, this isn't the best choice for family use.
You do get a ton of stuff for your money, though. Heated seats, push-button start and a rearview camera are all standard for less than the base prices of lesser equipped competitors. Adding things like leather, navigation, blind-spot warning and the adjustable suspension only bring the price up to about $39,000. Only the Acura RDX can match that value, while most other competitors are at least $4,000 more expensive.
So, the Lincoln MKC is certainly not the strongest overall compact luxury crossover, but its superior ride, quiet cabin and excellent value do make it stand apart in ways that should be very appealing to a lot of car shoppers.