The Lincoln MKC is the brand's first foray into the ever-growing compact luxury crossover segment, and is expected to give Ford's premium brand a big boost against rivals. While it shares bones of corporate cousin Ford Escape, that's a sign of a pretty good basis for a refined crossover.
What's New for 2015
The MKC is a totally new offering for 2015.
Choosing Your Lincoln MKC
While it's closely related to the Ford Escape, the Lincoln offers the first application of Ford's new 2.3-liter Ecoboost four-cylinder. Here, it makes 285 horsepower with standard all-wheel drive. Front-wheel drive is standard with the base 2-liter Ecoboost with 240 horsepower. All MKCs get a six-speed automatic transmission.
Opting for Reserve and its options gets expensive quickly -- we're talking $50,000. Select, meanwhile, offers a bit of everything while keeping the bottom line in check. And the gutsier 2.3-liter engine is probably worth opting for.