2019 Lincoln MKC
- All-new front fascia
- Part of the first MKC generation introduced for 2015
- More standard features than many of its competitors
- Comfortable and quiet ride on the highway
- Smaller back seat and cargo area compared to many competitors
- Some common driver safety aids only available on the top trim levels
- Slower-than-average acceleration from either available engine
- Some interior materials look cheap considering the price point
2019 Lincoln MKC pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which MKC does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating3.5 / 5
The 2019 Lincoln MKC has a new grille that matches the one seen on brand's latest vehicles such as the Continental and Navigator. It's an improvement and gives the MKC a classier look. But the rest of the 2019 MKC is unchanged, which means it has some issues that prevent it from being a top contender in the premium crossover SUV segment.
Certainly, the MKC is a comfortable place for long drives thanks to its quiet interior, plentiful features and composed ride. Another high point is the Sync 3 infotainment system, which is easy to use and includes robust smartphone integration systems. But you might find the MKC's instrument panel design to be dated and not what you expect from a luxury SUV. Plus, interior space — in particular, the rear seat and cargo volume — are lacking for this class.
We also aren't overly impressed by the MKC's engines or availability of the latest driver safety aids. As such, the 2019 MKC just doesn't hold as much appeal as newer luxury SUV choices such as the Acura RDX and the BMW X3.
Trim levels & features
The 2019 Lincoln MKC is available in four trim levels. The base trim offers competitive technology features, while the Select trim adds more convenience features. The pricier Reserve and Black Label increase the luxury through additional standard features and exclusive interior designs.
Standard on all trims is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (245 horsepower, 275 pound-feet of torque) mated to a six-speed automatic and front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is optional and comes bundled with adaptive suspension dampers. Also optional for the Reserve and the Black Label is a more powerful turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine (285 hp, 305 lb-ft). Picking this engine requires getting all-wheel drive.
Standard equipment highlights on the base MKC include 18-inch wheels, automatic LED headlights, a power liftgate, heated mirrors, rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, keyless ignition and entry, remote start, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, power-adjustable and heated front seats, driver-seat memory functions, and a 60/40-split reclining and folding back seat.
Standard technology features include the Sync 3 infotainment interface, an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, Lincoln Connect with 4G LTE and a Wi-Fi hotspot, two USB ports, and a nine-speaker sound system with satellite radio.
The MKC Select includes auto-dimming and power-folding mirrors, a power-adjustable passenger seat, a power-adjustable steering wheel, ambient interior lighting, a cargo cover and upgraded leather upholstery. Options include a panoramic sunroof and the Select Plus package, which adds a navigation system and a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert.
The MKC Reserve has those Select options plus a hands-free liftgate and ventilated front seats. Nineteen- and 20-inch wheels are also available.
The MKC Black Label adds to the Reserve equipment with 19-inch wheels, the adaptive suspension dampers, upgraded leather upholstery, extended leather interior trim, a simulated suede headliner, unique exterior and interior trim, and special color choices. The Black Label also comes with a few extra concierge-style perks.
Select, Reserve, and Black Label models can be equipped with a Climate package, which adds heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel, automatic high beams, automatic wipers and a wiper de-icer. An optional 14-speaker THX II sound system and a Technology package — which adds adaptive cruise control, a forward collision warning and mitigation system, lane departure warning and intervention, and an automatic parking system — are only available on the Reserve and the Black Label.
Noise & vibration4
Ease of use3.5
Getting in/getting out3.5
Most helpful consumer reviews
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite MKC safety features:
- Active Noise Control
- Detects and cancels unwanted noise inside the cabin.
- Active Park Assist
- Helps drivers park and pull out of parallel parking spots.
- Blind-Spot Detection
- Warns you if a vehicle or pedestrian is in your blind spot with an alert in the side-view mirror.
Lincoln MKC vs. the competition
2019 Lincoln MKC
2018 Honda Pilot
Lincoln MKC vs. Acura RDX
The Lincoln MKC is smaller on the inside, but it has a more plush and comfortable ride on the highway than the RDX. We also like the MKC's infotainment system more than the RDX's. In the RDX's favor is its V6, which is smoother just as fuel efficient. Note that a redesigned RDX will debut for the 2019 model year.
Lincoln MKC vs. Infiniti QX50
Compared to the QX50, the MKC is down a little on power unless you opt for the MKC's optional 2.3-liter engine. But thanks to its six-speed automatic transmission, the Lincoln's drivability is better — we're not fans of the QX50's continuously variable automatic transmission. The QX has the advantage in interior space.
Lincoln MKC vs. Buick Envision
Base engine to base engine, Lincoln's MKC makes more power and torque than Buick's Envision. Both are quiet on the highway and have good drivability. Interior space is nearly identical, as is the amount of standard in-car tech, though the MKC gets the nod for a plusher ride.
2019 Lincoln MKC for Sale
The 2019 Lincoln MKC is the brand's entry-level SUV featuring a quiet cabin and a comfortable ride. Four trim levels provide buyers with a good blend of luxury at a very competitive price point. All MKCs start things off with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine (245 horsepower, 275 pound-feet) and front-wheel drive. Optionally, you can spec your MKC with all-wheel drive. This engine is on par with its class, although some drivers may want more punch. For them, an optional turbocharged 2.3-liter engine (285 hp, 305 lb-ft) is available on all but the base MKC trim. MKCs equipped with this engine are paired with Lincoln's all-wheel-drive system as standard.
Speaking of the base MKC, it still features top-level content such as smartphone integration and connectivity that allows you to see where you parked, remotely start and stop the engine, and lock and unlock your doors from an app on your phone. A nine-speaker audio system is standard, as is active noise cancellation, which functions like those headphones people wear on airplanes to keep the cabin quiet.
The next level up, the Select, adds a smattering of convenience options such as power-folding side mirrors, ambient lighting control and eight-way power-adjustable seats. Next is the Reserve trim, which is equipped with a panoramic roof, heated and ventilated front seats, a navigation system (optional on the Select), and a blind-spot monitoring system. More importantly, you can spec your Reserve with the MKC Technology package, which includes adaptive cruise control, active park assist and lane keeping assist.
Lincoln also offers one final trim, called Black Label, that takes the Reserve model and adds 19-inch wheels, a simulated suede headliner and many dealer-based services. These "member privileges" include a mobile showroom that will help you select and ultimately deliver your vehicle, an extended maintenance plan (four years/50,000 miles) that even includes wear items such as brake pads and wiper blades, and free car washes with an annual detailing.
The Lincoln MKC comes with excellent technology connectivity, and it can be equipped with all-wheel drive and heated seats to handle tough weather conditions and the cold. However you want to equip it, let Edmunds help you spec and find the perfect 2019 Lincoln MKC for you.
2019 Lincoln MKC Overview
The 2019 Lincoln MKC is offered in the following submodels: MKC SUV. Available styles include Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Reserve 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Select 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Select 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Black Label 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), and Black Label 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A).
What do people think of the 2019 Lincoln MKC?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Lincoln MKC and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 MKC 5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2019 MKC.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Lincoln MKC and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 MKC featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
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What's a good price for a New 2019 Lincoln MKC?
2019 Lincoln MKC Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
The 2019 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 $43,960. The average price paid for a new 2019 Lincoln MKC Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $4,769 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $4,769 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$39,191.
The average savings for the 2019 Lincoln MKC Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is10.8% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2019 Lincoln MKC Select 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
The 2019 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 $40,085. The average price paid for a new 2019 Lincoln MKC Select 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $4,398 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $4,398 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$35,687.
The average savings for the 2019 Lincoln MKC Select 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is11% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 2 2019 Lincoln MKC Select 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
2019 Lincoln MKC 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
The 2019 Lincoln MKC 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $34,920. The average price paid for a new 2019 Lincoln MKC 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $3,124 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $3,124 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$31,796.
The average savings for the 2019 Lincoln MKC 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is8.9% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 2 2019 Lincoln MKC 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
2019 Lincoln MKC Select 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
The 2019 Lincoln MKC Select 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $37,675. The average price paid for a new 2019 Lincoln MKC Select 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $3,938 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $3,938 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$33,737.
The average savings for the 2019 Lincoln MKC Select 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is10.5% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 1 2019 Lincoln MKC Select 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
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Should I lease or buy a 2019 Lincoln MKC?
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