2015 Lincoln MKC Overview

Zac Estrada
Automotive Editor - July 31, 2014

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.

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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.


The base Premiere trim starts off at about $34,000, including front-wheel drive and the 2-liter engine. It's rated at 20/29 mpg, although opting for all-wheel drive drops it to 19/26 mpg. Standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels, leatherette seating (called "Lincoln Soft-Touch" here), heated front seats, a 10-way power driver's seat, keyless entry and start, a nine-speaker audio system with USB input and satellite radio, a backup camera, Bluetooth and My LincolnTouch with an 8-inch touchscreen interface. A trailer tow package is optional.


Select trim includes different 18-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, a 10-way power front passenger's seat, power-folding side mirrors, an auto-dimming mirror and interior ambient lighting. Adaptive dampers are optional, as is the trailer tow package, a panoramic moonroof, Climate Package (heated rear seats and steering wheel, auto high beams and rain-sensing wipers) and the THX premium audio system. The Select Plus package adds navigation and a blind-spot monitoring system. All-wheel drive is available, as is the 2.3-liter engine.


Reserve trim has all of the features of the first two trims and the available powertrains of the Select. It adds heated rear seats, cooled front seats, a navigation system, blind-spot monitoring, a hands-free power tailgate, a panoramic sunroof, a power-adjustable steering wheel and a built-in wireless modem. The Technology Package adds adaptive cruise control, active park assist and a lane keep assist. Also available is the adaptive damping suspension, 19-inch wheels and a THX audio system.

CarsDirect Tip

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.

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