After successfully launching a whole slew of new vehicles, Ford recently started working on refreshing their luxury car division, Lincoln. Late last year, the Lincoln MKC small-SUV was showcased, with sales starting this month.
The Lincoln MKC is based on the Ford Escape, but the styling is more sophisticated and mature looking. This entry-level SUV will be competing with the likes of the Acura RDX, Audi Q3, BMW X1, Buick Encore, Mercedes GLK, and the Infiniti EX (or whatever they’re calling it now, QXsomething).
The Lincoln MKC is a pretty decent looking vehicle; based on looks alone, I’d pick this car over the Encore, X1, Q3, and the RDX. It features the signature Lincoln front twin-grills, and a large hatch at the back. The interior is typical Ford, but with a lot of real buttons instead of the touch-sensitive fake buttons. The gear lever has been replaced with a row of buttons on the dashboard.
The 2015 Lincoln MKC is offered with a pair of engine choices. The base engine is the 2.0 liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder, producing 240 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque, and is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The front wheel drive gets 20 mpg city, 29 mpg highway, and 23 combine. Add the AWD system and the city mpg is 19, highway 26, and combined 22.
The other engine available is the 2.3 liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder, producing 285 HP and 305 lb-ft. of torque, power is sent to all four wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission. This engine’s EPA-estimated rating is 18 mpg city, 26 highway, and 22 mpg combined.
The 2015 Lincoln MKC 2.0 FWD has a starting price of $33,100, the AWD starts at $35,595, and the 2.3 AWD starts at $39,965. Via: Lincoln