2016 Lincoln MKC Review
The 2016 Lincoln MKC is expected to be released by the end of 2015. Having spent less than a year on the market, this compact crossover is not likely to bring any groundbreaking changes. We expect to see only minimal cosmetic tweaks at best. The Lincoln MKC is based on Ford’s global C platform which underpins the Ford Escape SUV, its less expensive sibling. The MKC SUV came as a breath of fresh air when it comes to Lincoln’s design philosophy. This new approach actually started with the second generation of the MKZ model.
As for the MKC crossover, it was first revealed at the 2013 NAIAS in Detroit, and then later at the 2013 LA Auto Show. The production-ready MKC model went on sale during the summer of 2014 as a 2015 model. Lincoln sold 13,000 units of the MKC SUV between June and December 2014. The company’s expectations concerning the 2016 Lincoln MKC is to double these figures during 2015.
2016 Lincoln MKC Specs
The upcoming MKC will retain its familiar engine lineup. The standard option will once again be the 2.0-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost gasoline engine. It makes 240 hp at 5,500 rpm and 270 lb-ft of torque at 3,000 rpm, coupled with a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with paddle activation. The buyers will be able to choose between FWD and AWD configurations. The FWD version is estimated at 20/29/23 mpg (city/highway/combined), whereas the AWD model returns 19/26/22 mpg. The more powerful option is the 2.3-liter four cylinder EcoBoost gasoline engine that makes 285 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 305 lb-ft at 2,750 rpm. This unit will be available with AWD exclusively, using the same gearbox as the 2.0-liter engine. Its fuel economy is estimated at 18/26/21 mpg.
The 2016 Lincoln MKC will be capable of carrying up to five passengers. The list of standard equipment includes 18-inch alloy wheels available in several styles. Also, there will be 19-inch wheels offered as optional, while the 2.3-liter EcoBoost AWD version offers 20-inch wheels as well. The 2016 MKC will be replete with the latest technological features. Some of the most notable include Approach Detection with Welcome Mat, MyLincoln Mobile App with Embedded Modem, Class-Exclusive Hands-Free Liftgate and Active Park Assist with Park Out Assist.
2016 Lincoln MKC Price
The 2016 Lincoln MKC will be available in three trim levels just like the outgoing model. The model with the base Premiere 100A trim starts at $33,100, followed by the Select 101A model that begins with $36,510, while the range-topping Reserve 102A version costs $40,210.