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2019 Lincoln Mkc
Select a Different Model (8 Available): Base AWD
Fair Market Price $ 37637
MPG (EPA) 19 CTY /25 HWY
Cargo (Std/Max) 25/53 cu.ft.
Seating (Std/Max) 5/5
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2019 Lincoln MKC MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Quick acceleration with the 2.3-liter engine option
  • Luxurious and quiet interior
  • Good handling dynamics

You Won't Like

  • Bad throttle response with the 2.0-liter engine
  • Snug rear seat
  • Subpar six-speed transmission

New for 2019

The MKC receives a refresh for 2019, including a redesigned exterior, new driver assist safety features, and more standard connectively features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Interior and Exterior Options

The MKC is the automaker's entry-level crossover, positioned below the larger and more expensive MKX (renamed Nautilus for the 2019 model year), MKT, and range-topping Navigator.

The 2019 MKC will offer plenty of technology including SYNC 3, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and USB ports. Emergency automatic braking with pedestrian detection along with a suite of driver assist features and front and rear parking sensors are available, in addition to LED headlights and heated and cooled seats. The optional Lincoln Way app allows owners to start the vehicle, lock/unlock doors, find their vehicle, and schedule remote engine starts with climate control. With Lincoln Concierge, owners can schedule the pickup and delivery of their vehicle for service and find and reserve parking.

On the 2018 model, trims included a base Premiere trim, Select trim, Reserve trim, and a range-topping Black Label. The Black Label trim will come in three themes: The Modern Heritage theme upholsters the seats in Vianca White Venetian leather finished with a Black Label star insignia and includes Argento wood accents. The Indulgence theme is trimmed in Venetian leather and Alcantara cloth with Truffle and Ganache accents and Ziricote wood trim. The Center Stage theme features exotic wood trim and Jet Black Venetian leather upholstery with an exclusive diamond-L perforation pattern on the Alcantara cloth inserts and Foxfire Red piping and accents.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2019 MKC comes standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 that produces 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. The optional and more powerful 2.3-liter turbocharged I-4 pumps out 285 hp and 305 lb-ft. Both engines are paired to a six-speed automatic and are available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Once fuel economy numbers are released, we will update this section. In Motor Trend testing, the 2015 MKC with the 2.3-liter and AWD hit 60 mph in a quick 6.5 seconds and stopped from 60 mph in 118 feet.

Safety

The 2018 Lincoln MKC received a four-star overall safety rating out of five stars from the NHTSA, and we hope the 2019 model improves to five stars. In IIHS testing, the 2018 MKC received the highest rating of Good in two conducted crash tests. The lowest rating of Basic was issued for front crash prevention because the 2018 model does not have emergency automatic braking. Once the 2019 MKC is tested with its new driver assist safety features, we will update this section. The available suite of driver assist safety feature includes emergency automatic braking with pedestrian detection, lane keep alert, and blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert. Front and rear parking sensors will also be available.

Utility (Cargo Space and Interior Room)

Figures have yet to be released but we expect cargo and legroom to be about the same as the pre-refresh 2017 and 2018 models. The 2017 MKC offers 25.2 cubic feet of cargo room with the rear seats up and 53.1 cubic feet with the seats folded down. Front and rear seat legroom is 42.8 and 36.8 inches, respectively. Behind the rear seats, the Lexus NX 300 has 17.7 cubic feet of cargo room but that grows to 54.6 cubic feet with the seats down. Legroom is almost identical, 42.8 inches in the front and 36.1 inches in the rear.

Technology

The 2019 Lincoln MKC packs lots of standard technology including SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and USB ports for smartphone connectivity. We expect Bluetooth and SiriusXM to be standard as well. A suite of driver assist features and a self-parking system will be optional. The Lincoln Way app allows owners to control certain features of their MKC from their smartphone and Lincoln Concierge can pick up or deliver your MKC for dealership service.

What We Think

In 2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year testing, we liked the strong 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine and the quick acceleration it provides, but wish the engine was paired to a better transmission. Inside, the interior is very luxurious with good quality wood, leather, and plastics, but the infotainment screen looks like others equipped in cheaper vehicles. The backseat was also small but handling dynamics were good. We concluded by calling the MKC "a meaningful attempt at a small luxury SUV," but not good enough to be our SUV of the Year (although, it was a finalist).

In a Big Test comparison of five 2015 premium crossovers, the MKC came in fourth place. We felt the crossover had a very comfortable ride and liked the 2.0-liter turbo-four's fuel efficiency, but the engine note was nothing to write home about and throttle response was laggy. The rear seat of the MKC was snug and outward visibility wasn't that good. However, the MKC had the quietest cabin. "Inhabiting fourth is the MKC, which had luxe-worthy ride quality and leather seating but failed to move the judges with rousing innovation or a serious content-for-the-money play. If non-enthusiast buyers are seeking seat height and a responsive throttle, they won't find it here," we concluded.

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2019 LINCOLN MKC SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 2.0 Liter EcoBoost
Transmission Name
Transmission, SelectShift® 6 Speed Automatic with Manual Mode
Trim
Base AWD
Class
Premium Compact Utility
Horsepower
245@5500
Standard MPG
19/25
Body Style
SUV/Crossover
Drivetrain
AWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 2.0 Liter EcoBoost

Std Std

Transmission, SelectShift® 6 Speed Automatic with Manual Mode

Std Std

Exterior Color, Iced Mocha Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Baltic Sea Green Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Magnetic Gray Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Burgundy Velvet Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Coat

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Infinite Black Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Ingot Silver Metallic

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Hand Brake, Electronic

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Dual-Zone Climate Control

Std Std

Apps Control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Door Entry Light

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Hatch/Trunk Closer, Automatic

Std Std

Memory Adjustment: Mirror

Std Std

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Trunk/Hatch Pull-Down

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Remote Engine Starter

Std Std

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Telematics

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, Sync® 3, with Radio Settings, Phone

Std Std

Wi-Fi Network

Std Std

Power Locks

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen, 8.0-Inch

Std Std

Engine Block Heater

$88 $100

Axle Ratio, 3.510

Std Std

Compass

Std Std

Driver Modes: Steering, Suspension

Std Std

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 15.7 Gallon

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Intelligent All-Wheel Drive Full and Part-Time Four-Wheel Drive with Automatic Selection 4WD

Std Std

License Plate Bracket - Front

N/C N/C

Bumpers, Front and Rear Body-Colored

Std Std

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround Body Side

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Privacy Glass

Std Std

Roof Rails

Std Std

Spoiler, Roof

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Windows, 3rd Row

Std Std

Windows, Rear Side

Std Std

Rear Door, Lifting Gate

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front ; Front-Hinged Rear Driver

Std Std

All Weather Floor Mats (Dealer)

$106 $120

Premium Reversible Cargo Mat

$44 $50

Cargo Area Protector (Dealer)

$79 $90

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Console

Std Std

Floor Covering, Carpet In Passenger And Load Area

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Alloy On Console; Doors And Instrument Panel ; Alloy & Leather On Shift Knob

Std Std

Steering Wheel: Leather-Trimmed, Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front and Rear

Std Std

LED Lights, Brake Lights

Std Std

Body-Color Heated Driver And Passenger Power Door Mirrors

Std Std

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

Std Std

Electronic Noise Reduction

Std Std

Paint, Metallic

Std Std

Iced Mocha Metallic Paint

$612 $695

Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat

$612 $695

Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat Paint

$612 $695

White Platinum Metallic Tri Coat Paint

$612 $695

Daytime Running Lamps - Configurable

$40 $45

AdvanceTrac® W/Roll Stability Control™ (RSC®)

Std Std

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 7

Std Std

Airbags, Knee

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, Xenon

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Limited Slip Differential

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Reverse Sensing System Camera and Radar

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Roll Stability Control

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Automatic Intermittent

Std Std

Driver Seat, 12-Way Power Bucket with Memory; Passenger Seat, 6-Way Power Bucket with Memory

Std Std

Rear Seats, Split Bench Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Synthetic Leather

Std Std

Seating, 5

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Ebony Lincoln Soft Touch Synthetic Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Cappuccino Lincoln Softtouch Synthetic Leather

N/C N/C

Audio System, AM/FM Radio, MP3/CD Player, Satellite Radio with Color Touch Screen and Digital Media Card

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Ten Speakers Subwoofer

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Responsive Suspension

Std Std

Suspension, Front Strut/Rear Multi-Link w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Tires, P235/50HR18 All Season BSW

Std Std

Locking Wheel Lug Nuts

$66 $75

Wheels, 18" Alloy

Std Std

Wheels, Single Rear

Std Std
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
60
Powertrain Warranty Miles
70000
Full Warranty Miles
50000
Powertrain Warranty Months
72
Full Warranty Months
48
Roadside Assistance Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
999
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$0 0% Financing availble for varying term lengths : 36, 48 Months - Lincoln announces special APR financing on select models. 07-01-2019
$0 2.9% Financing for a maximum term of 72 Months - Lincoln announces special APR financing on select models. 07-01-2019
$0 0.9% Financing for a maximum term of 60 Months - Lincoln announces special APR financing on select models. 07-01-2019
$2250 Lincoln announces a Retail Bonus Cash on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 07-01-2019
$1000 Lincoln announces special Lease financing on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 07-01-2019
$500 Lincoln announcs special Lease financing on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 07-01-2019
$1000 Lincoln announces a Lease Cash on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 07-01-2019