We can see why some might dismiss the Lincoln MKC as nothing but a gussied-up Ford Escape, but we aren't among them. Though some of its mechanical bits are shared with its down-market Ford cousin, the Lincoln MKC has a personality all its own, with unique (and, in our opinion, handsome) styling and a quiet demeanor well suited to a five-seat luxury crossover SUV.
The interior is a mixed bag: Materials quality isn't up to the standards of the MKC's European rivals, something you'll note when you push the buttons that engage the transmission — they don't feel properly damped. But we like the push-button-shifter concept, which frees up space for a nice big storage bin on the center stack. The Sync 3 touchscreen infotainment system is a definite plus; it uses big, easy-to-see virtual buttons and supports swipe and pinch motions, just like for a smartphone. Apple users benefit from Siri Eyes Free and Apple CarPlay technologies, and the stereo supports Android Auto as well.
Lincoln offers the MKC with a choice of two turbocharged four-cylinder engines. The 2.0-liter produced 240 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque, while the 2.3-liter version (optional on all but the base-model MKC) delivers 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. The 2.0 can be paired with front- or all-wheel drive, while the 2.3 is AWD only. In Edmunds testing, neither proved to be particularly quick: The 2.0-liter engine made the zero-to-60-mph run in 8.0 seconds while the 2.3 did it in 7.2. A responsive automatic transmission helps the 2.0-liter MKC feel quicker in real-world driving, and frankly we felt little seat-of-the-pants difference between the two engines. The 2.0 front-drive setup is EPA rated at 23 mpg combined (21 city/28 highway), with all-wheel-drive models rated 1-2 mpg less. We saw 25.8 mpg on our 116-mile fuel economy loop. The EPA rates the 2.3 at 21 mpg combined (18 city/25 highway), but our test-drive yielded an impressive 25.5 mpg.
The MKC's smooth, comfortable ride is its best feature (though backseat passengers, who enjoy less room in the MKC than in other premium-branded five-seaters, might disagree; cargo room is also tight). The MKC comes standard with an active noise-cancellation system, and the driving experience is smooth and relaxed, if not particularly engaging, even with the optional (and highly recommended) CCD adaptive suspension dampers. But the MKC's jumpy accelerator response and grabby brakes make it hard to drive smoothly around town. Although we imagine owners will eventually adjust, it's uncouth behavior for a luxury vehicle.
Lincoln sells the MKC in four versions. The basic Premiere is anything but basic, offering an array of desirable comfort and convenience features, with even more coming courtesy of the Select model. The Reserve adds most of the items that are available as options on the Select, and the Black Label is the best Lincoln has to offer, including the adaptive dampers of which we are so fond. Edmunds can help find the perfect 2017 Lincoln MKC for you.
2017 Lincoln MKC Overview
The 2017 Lincoln MKC is offered in the following submodels: SUV. Available styles include Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Premiere 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), and Select 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A). MKC models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 MKC comes with all wheel drive or front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic. The 2017 MKC comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 6 yr./ 70000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 6 yr./ 70000 mi. powertrain warranty.
What should I pay for a new 2017 Lincoln MKC?
2017 Lincoln MKC Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
The 2017 Lincoln MKC Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $45105. The average price paid for a new 2017 Lincoln MKC Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $10339.5 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $10339.5 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $34765.5.
The average savings for the 2017 Lincoln MKC Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is 22.9% below the MSRP.
We are showing 2 Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) 2017 Lincoln MKC Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.
2017 Lincoln MKC Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
The 2017 Lincoln MKC Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $42820. The average price paid for a new 2017 Lincoln MKC Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $5053 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $5053 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $37767.
The average savings for the 2017 Lincoln MKC Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is 11.8% below the MSRP.
We are showing 1 Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) 2017 Lincoln MKC Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.
2017 Lincoln MKC Select 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
The 2017 Lincoln MKC Select 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $42455. The average price paid for a new 2017 Lincoln MKC Select 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $10573 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $10573 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $31882.
The average savings for the 2017 Lincoln MKC Select 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is 24.9% below the MSRP.
We are showing 1 Select 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) 2017 Lincoln MKC Select 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.
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Vehicle Reserve 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
Review As another reviewer's title says, "This is not your grandpa's Lincoln." I thought that when I first test drove one, and I would have used the title here if it hadn't already been used. I have been a Ford product owner since my first new car, and this is my eighth new car. I traded in my 2002 Eddie Bauer Explorer with almost 250,000 miles on it for the MKC. I wanted something a bit smaller with better gas mileage while offering quality. I will say that I always said I'd never spend more than $35,000 on a car, but the MKC Reserve certainly stickered for substantially more. However, I believe that for the price and from a comparison standpoint, the MSRP is not out of line. The fit and finish on the vehicle is outstanding, and I've had a number of compliments on the car from passersby. People really like to comment on my kicking under the rear to open the rear hatch. People also love the welcome lighting in the car. I've had the car for one year and 4 months, and I can honestly say it has exceeded my expectations. I've read reviews from individuals and ratings companies (e.g., magazine editors) that the mileage estimates are way off. I have to say that is not my experience. Other ratings I've seen in some reviewers were actually lower than I expected. At speeds from 65 to 73 on the highway, I've actually hit 34+ mpg. That's better than the highway mpg on the window sticker. So, this is definitely good mileage. And with over 19,000 miles on the car now, the average mileage since I've owned it has averaged 24.6 miles. I love BLIS, adaptive cruise control, the heated and cooled seats (cooled are going to be very important in the southern heat), the My Lincoln app, extremely comfortable seats, active park assist and other options. I joke that I actually had to read the manual to learn how to use the car. Oh, and I can't forget the push button start and remote functions, including starting from my phone. And speaking of the phone, my iPhone works great with SYNC 3. Bluetooth works well, voice recognition is great, and the nav system is handy - I had no desire to get the nav system, but it came with the package, and I actually use it to see what traffic is like when going to and from work. And the THX optional sound system is outstanding - it's a new way to listen to my music! After 1 year and 4 months and 19,000 miles, I still find no negative issues with the car. Burgundy velvet with the ebony interior is a great combination, too.
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Is the 2017 Lincoln Mkc safe? The 2017 Lincoln Mkc earned a 4-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: Side Impact Test, Moderate Overlap Front Test Results, and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 4.0 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
2017 lincoln mkc Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded 21 combined MPG 19 city MPG/25 highway MPG
2017 lincoln mkc Premiere 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded 23 combined MPG 21 city MPG/28 highway MPG
2017 lincoln mkc Select 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded 23 combined MPG 21 city MPG/28 highway MPG
What options are available on the 2017 Lincoln MKC?
Available Lincoln MKC 2017 Submodel Types: SUV
Available Lincoln MKC 2017 Trims: Base, Reserve, Premiere, Select, Black Label
Exterior Colors: White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat, Tuxedo Black Metallic, Midnight Sapphire Metallic, Silver Sand Metallic, Ingot Silver Metallic, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Black Velvet Metallic, Blue Diamond Metallic, Karat Gold Metallic, Iced Mocha Metallic, Luxe Metallic, Palladium White Gold Metallic, Smoked Quartz Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Black Velvet, Ivory Pearl Metallic, Rhapsody Blue, Confidential White, Tahitian Pearl Metallic
Interior Colors: Ebony leather, White Sands leather, Cappuccino leather, Ebony premium leather, Hazelnut premium leather, Ebony leatherette, Cappuccino leatherette, White Sands premium leather, Cappuccino premium leather, White Sands/Espresso premium leather, Cappuccino, Espresso premium leather, Jet Black
Popular Features: 2500lb Towing Capacity, Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Aux Audio Inputs, Back-up camera, Bluetooth, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Heated seats, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Parking sensors, Post-collision safety system, Power Driver Seat, Rear Bench Seats, Remote Start, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, USB Inputs, Upgraded Headlights, AWD/4WD, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Keyless Entry/Start, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Leather Seats, Blind Spot Monitoring, Navigation, Sunroof/Moonroof, Cooled Seats, Mobile Internet, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Upgraded Engine, Upgraded Stereo, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking