2015 Lincoln MKC
If we had to credit Lincoln with one thing, it’d be their resilience. But with the 2015 MKC, Lincoln may indeed have a worthy competitor for the growing small luxury crossover segment.
The overall design, while not original, has a classy, swept, international look that contrasts nicely with Ford’s sharper, more utilitarian Escape.
There’s also little of Escape inside. It’s a rich, modern interior with touch screen controls, and high end materials including real wood on the dash. Available technologies run the gamut from adaptive cruise to a new park-out feature.
The MKC is also remarkably on point when it comes time to drive.
BEN DAVIS: Everything a Lincoln fan wants in a Lincoln is definitely in the MKC…it’s ultra-quiet inside; plenty of technology; and, uh, let me testify to the long haul comfort…no joke, I’ve probably been in this seat for about eight hours today, but it doesn’t feel like it at all…it’s truly a luxurious ride.
JOHN DAVIS: Power comes from a pair of EcoBoost turbo I4s, with our time spent in the larger, 285 horsepower 2.3 liter; for now, an MKC exclusive.
It is also priced like a fairly exclusive ride, starting at $34,000. Still, that’s less than an X3, GLK or Q5. The MKC is in dealerships now.
Engine: 2.3 liter
Price: Starting at $34,000