2015 Lincoln MKC 2.3 Ecoboost
2.3L 4 Cylinder Ecoboost 285 HP with 6 Speed Automatic Transmission
Platinum White with Ebony Leather Interior
We have been captivated by the looks of the MKC for some time. Spending a few days with one merely reinforces that its an handsome, well proportioned compact utility.
With good street presence that often generates a second look. Especially in Platinum White.
Our tester is the top of the line 2.3 Ecoboost version with a myriad of options. Including an immense panorama roof.
The distinctive grille immediately communicates that its a Lincoln, and perhaps Matthew McConaughey is lurking from somewhere.
From our perspective its "right sized" in the ever increasing CUV segment. Its not a full size, or a mid size, its the right size luxury urban utility.
The interior is well designed, and finished, with limited luxury touches. All the features and options are present, the THX sound system is very good, the heated and cooled front seats, back up camera, adaptive cruise control, heated steering wheel to name a few.
The center screen controls are relativey easy, and reasonably intuitive. The dash mounted gear selector is distinctive to Lincoln.
The front seats are comfortable and multi power adjustable as you would expect. The rear seat provides good leg room to accommodate adults, and obvious with folding seat backs to increase the cargo area.
The exterior puddle lighting with the Lincoln crest illuminated on the ground is quite cool.
You can configure the MKC...here.
We had an opportunity to drive a few hundred highway kilometers. Its a smooth and relaxing highway cruiser, while the smart cruise control maintains a set distance from the vehicle ahead. On surface streets the engine has appreciable levels of torque that belies its 2.3 liters of displacement. Providing an interesting and endearing substantial torque moment for most situations. The shift algorithm of the transmission is finely calibrated with imperceptible shifts.
Between the back up camera, parking sensors, and cross flow traffic alert, navigating parking lots suddenly becomes a simpler task.
The steering feel, suspension tuning, brakes are calibrated for surface street and highway cruising, and comfort.
From our perspective in a competitive CUV segment the MKC holds its own, and is worth experiencing if you are considering a CUV.
Strada Talking Points:
- Handsome Styling
- Impressive Torque
- Ample interior space
- Superior highway cruiser
- Effective use of technology
The short review