Whether it is the name of a new Lincoln or stock market symbol? In fact we have a hard time keeping our Lincoln directly, but all you really need to know about the 2015 Lincoln MKC is that it’s really competitive compact luxury crossover.
The 2015 Lincoln MKC has good DNA on him, because it has a mechanical based the Ford Escape. Note the word “based,” as Lincoln attempts were in the past presenting a model that is more similar to the Ford. It certainly does not look like the Escape. If 2015 MKC emulate certain types of vehicles, it is the Audi Q5. Lincoln has clearly drawn inspiration from the Audi Q5 typical lift-gate and integrated rear lights, which are both somewhat similar. But the winged grille is pure, and the overall effect is quite pleasant to look at. MKC also nice cabin with tasteful wood accents and sleek, as well as high-tech dashboard.
Price and Features
The 2015 Lincoln MKC is a five-passenger compact luxury crossover SUV offered in single trim level. There are available equipment groups known as Premiere, Select and Reserve. It’s sold in to the U.S market with price range MSRP from $37,040.
Standard equipment for the 2015 Lincoln MKC Premiere includes 18-inch alloy wheels, LED taillights, xenon headlights, rear privacy glass, heated mirrors, rear parking sensors, keyless ignition and entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, driver memory settings, heated front seat, an eight-way power driver seat with power lumbar, a four-way power front passenger seat, leatherette upholstery, a rearview camera, MyLincoln Touch interface with an 8-inch touchscreen, voice controls (Sync), a nine-speaker audio system with satellite radio, an SD card reader and two USB ports.
The 2015 Lincoln MKC Select package adds power-folding side mirrors, a cargo cover, an eight-way power passenger seat with power lumbar, ambient interior lighting and leather upholstery. The Reserve adds a hands-free power lift-gate with a foot sensor, a panoramic sunroof, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, heated front seats, ventilated front seats, a navigation system, a blind-spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert and an embedded modem that enables remote communication with the vehicle via the MyLincoln Mobile smartphone app including remote start, tire pressures, status checks for fuel and GPS location.
The 2015 Nissan Altima SL 2.5 also offers the optimal Climate package that includes automatic wipers, automatic high-beam control, a heated steering wheel and heated rear seats. The Technology package adds a lane-departure warning system, adaptive cruise control, an automated parallel-parking system abd a forward collision warning system. Other options include 19 or 20-inch wheels, adaptive suspension dampers and a 14-speaker surround-sound audio system.
Engine and Safety
The 2015 Lincoln MKC SUV offers two different engine choice. Standard is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 240 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission is standard, while all-wheel drive available as optional. In performance testing, the 2015 Lincoln MKC SUV with this engine accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 7.0 second. EPA estimates fuel economy stand at 20 mpg city/29 mpg highway and 23 mpg combined for FWD, while the AWD rates at 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined.
The optional is a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. All wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission is standard. In performance testing, the 2015 Lincoln MKC SUV with this engine accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 6.7 second. EPA estimates fuel economy stand at 18 mpg city/26 mpg highway and 21 mpg combined.
Standard safety features for 2015 Lincoln MKC SUV includes antilock disc brakes, stability control, a rearview camera front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and a driver knee airbag. Also standard is MyKey, that allows parents to set vehicle parameters (maximum speed and radio volume) for teenagers driver. Other advanced safety features such as rear cross-traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, a frontal collision warning with emergency brake available as optional.
When you first sit down at the back of the 2015 Lincoln MKC steering, you may be wondering what they did with the shifter. Because it’s all run by computers, Lincoln has chosen to present MKC 2015 transmission as a vertical stack of button to the left of the touchscreen, it is certainly open handy storage area under the center stack where the shift lever is usually located. The shift keys themselves do not feel as high quality, but can not argue with the resulting of flexibility.
Overall the quality of the interior materials in the 2015 Lincoln MKC is not too good, but it can be called a solid double. Tasteful wood coating well finished and available leather upholstery, except the generic climate button and dull silver painted plastic dashboards. The standard MyLincoln Touch system handles audio, Bluetooth, navigation and other vehicle functions through the 8-inch touchscreen. In practice, the processing speed of MyLincoln Touch is still slow for certain tasks.
2015 Lincoln MKC SUV rear seats offer adequate leg room, unless someone high in the front, in this case is quite narrow to sit there. You can get it working, but rivals such as the BMW X3 and the Acura RDX is more accommodating. Cargo capacity is also disappointing. It only offers 25.2 cubic feet behind the second row and 53.1 cubes with the rear seats folded.