The Lincoln MKC entered the market just as the compact luxury crossover became the one of the industry's hottest segments. Though it shares a platform with the popular Ford Escape, the MKC is a critical element in Lincoln's plan to reestablish its upscale bona fides, and the mainstream relationship is successfully obscured by high-end design and materials. Among the little Lincoln's nifty details: A stylish tailgate formed from a single piece of metal.
The MKC comes with standard front-wheel drive and optional all-wheel drive. Don't look for a six-cylinder engine under the hood -- Lincoln is also on trend with a pair of turbocharged four-cylinder motors, and MKC buyers choose between standard 2-liter and optional 2.3-liter EcoBoost variants.