2016 Lincoln MKC Chicago Illinois

2016 Lincoln MKC Chicago Illinois

2016 Lincoln MKC Chicago Illinois

The 2016 Lincoln MKC in Premiere, Select, and Reserve models fits into the compact luxury crossover market nicely with a deluxe cabin, lots of technology, and vigorous performance at less cost than more established luxury brand rivals Acura RDX, Audi Q5, and Cadillac SRX. It displays some standard crossover styling based on the Ford Escape, yet a series of subtle design cues suggests imagination. At the rear are high, nearly full-width taillights on a two-piece tailgate. Inside, the shift lever is gone, replaced by pushbuttons for the transmission. At the center of the dash is a large screen on an elevated console. Main interior materials are leather and wood. The 2016 Lincoln MKC has a standard four-cylinder, 2,000-cubic centimeter (cc), 240-horsepower EcoBoost engine that moves the car quite quickly on standard front-wheel drive. Steering is precise and well-weighted, and with continuous suspension damping the driver gets handling to match that of the RDX, Q5, and the BMW X3 and great body control. With a new optional, turbocharged, four-cylinder, 2,300-cc, 285-horsepower EcoBoost engine, the MKC zero-to-60 miles per hour (mph) acceleration is around seven seconds, plenty of power for quick takeoffs and easy highway overtakes. A new twin-scroll turbocharger delivers power quickly and quietly. The base Premiere model has heated driver and passenger seats, keyless entry, push-button start, cruise control, speed-sensitive intermittent wipers, remote start, high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights, and reverse sensors as standard equipment. The Select model has upgraded leather, seats more adjustable, and ambient lighting. Reserve models at the top of the line get a panoramic sunroof, navigation, hands-free tailgates, and seats both heated and cooled. Active safety features are lane-keeping, adaptive cruise control, collision warning, and cross-traffic alert.


2016 Lincoln MKC Interior What the driver sees in the MKC cabin can be uplifting. Under a theme of "elegant artistry," designers have mixed contrasts in the interior trims, wood with bright metal and with matte finish as examples that seem more organic than computer-generated. In front of the driver is a center stack sloped downward and corners pushed forward and outward as far as possible, making the area around the front seats feel airy. The back seats flip forward just as easily as those of any other crossover of this class. The cargo floor measures out to a good amount of extra space. All areas in front of and beside the front and rear occupants have padded, soft-touch materials, even the lower glovebox panel in front of the passenger. Seats provide impressive comfort and support. MKC controls are straightforward. The pushbutton shifting is a bit unusual but works well.


2016 Lincoln MKC Exterior

From the side, the 2016 Lincoln MKC looks a lot like the Ford Escape, with which it shares some basic underpinning, yet casual observers focused on details might overlook the essential similarity. The MKC is an inch lower than the Escape and a lot more interesting to look at. The front end has a split grille, HID headlights, and light-emitting diode (LED) accent lights not unlike the front-end design of other current Lincolns, but in back the long LED taillights and bivalve-style tailgate are distinctively different. Lincoln describes the MKC exterior as an example of "graceful athleticism."

2016 Lincoln MKC Powertrain

The optional turbocharged, four-cylinder, 2,300-cc, 285-horsepower EcoBoost engine displays rapid performance with power to spare for passing in highway traffic. This engine, essentially the same seen in the Ford Mustang over the last year, takes advantage of twin-scroll turbocharging for immediate throttle response and a balance shaft system to keep it running smoothly. Most MKC models use the four-cylinder, 2,000-cc, 240-horsepower EcoBoost engine that Ford now uses in most models from the Focus ST to the Taurus and Explorer. As the MKC base engine it is nearly as quick as the 2,300-cc version, especially in base front-wheel drive, which weighs about 200 pounds less than the optional all-wheel drive. Both engines connect to a six-speed automatic transmission with a stronger torque for the larger engine.

2016 Lincoln MKC Mechanical

Steering and handling are MKC strong points, never short on responsiveness whenever needed. With continuous damping suspension in multiple modes, drivers can choose degrees of responsiveness or comfort; either way the suspension fine-tunes itself to damp out roughness or increase driver control as desired. A very tight, quiet cabin with active noise insulation cancels out coarseness and unwelcome sounds for ride and handling refinement on a level with the RDX, the Q5, the SRX, and the BMW X3. The firm Sport suspension setting leaves loads of grip, little lean, and predictable loading and unloading through demanding s-curves. The tuning of the steering helps to impart that sporty impression. Steering weighting is excellent with a little feedback over rough roads when loaded. Brakes are first-rate with a reassuring bite, a solid pedal feel, and no hyper-sensitivity.

2016 Lincoln MKC Safety

MKC safety equipment really does impress. Standard are seven airbags, electronic stability control, electronic braking force distribution, and a rearview camera. Reserve models also have blind-spot information with cross-traffic assist. Optionally available are adaptive cruise control, active park assist, lane keeping, and forward sensing. In federal New Car Assessment Program testing, the MKC achieved four stars for frontal impacts but five stars for all subcategories of lateral impacts. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety hasn't crash-tested the MKC completely but has rated it so far as "Good" (highest IIHS rating) in front and side impacts.Fox Lincoln is proud to be the premier Chicago Lincoln MKC dealer. From the moment customers walk into the showroom, they can sense the Fox commitment to customer service second to none. Whether they need to purchase, finance, maintain, or repair a new or pre-owned Lincoln, they soon realize that they've come to the right place. Use the Chicago Lincoln MKC dealer website new car shopping tools for assistance in finding the perfect new vehicle, or search the inventory for great deals on low-mileage pre-owned vehicles. Check out the current online specials and promotions that change constantly. If a personal visit to Fox Lincoln doesn't seem to fit into a busy schedule any time soon, complete the contact us form or call and a Lincoln specialist will be in touch. Fox Lincoln is an excellent online source for Lincoln vehicles, genuine Lincoln parts, service, and accessories.

*The above information is regarding the base model
2016 Lincoln MKC. Standard specs and features may change from year to year. Contact our dealership with any questions regarding the new or used vehicle you're inquiring about.