2016 Lincoln MKC Review: Sumptuous, and Priced Like It

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Overview: Since the Lincoln MKC’s debut two years ago, we’ve recognized this compact crossover as a Lincoln; it’s something more than a rebadged Ford Escape, with which it shares its platform. Ford is serious about morphing its struggling luxury division into a desirable brand, and the MKC—with a little credit to Lincoln spokesman Matthew McConaughey—is helping to do just that. As in one of its prime competitors, the Audi Q5, most of the lower-grade corporate parts are hidden. Two turbocharged four-cylinder engines are on the menu, both paired to a six-speed automatic transmission: a 2.0-liter with 240 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque, available with front- or all-wheel drive, and a 2.3-liter that makes an impressive 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft, available only with all-wheel drive. We’ve tested both engines and drivetrains for 2015, and now we’ve just sampled the most expensive MKC, a nearly fully loaded 2016 Black Label that costs almost 60 grand. The MKC has proved itself a stylish, wholly respectable contender at its $34,185 base price, and while lacking some in interior quality and sportiness, it’s even satisfactory when you venture deep into the $40,000s. But at $57,895, where are we going? READ MORE ››


from Car and Driver Blog http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2016-lincoln-mkc-driven-review

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