2017 Lincoln MKC – For those who are looking for a generous standard equipment, good value, cushy ride with optional adaptive suspension system, and serene and smooth cabin, the Lincoln MKC for 2017 is a good choice. However, so-so performance, and a cramped cabin keep the MKC from being a must-have. We should expect the MKC in July 2017.
Lincoln has borrowed liberally from Ford for a quite some time now, and has managed to get away due to the extra levy on its prestigious badge, and extra leather which “arguably” make it Lincoln. But you are in for a big surprise with the new 2017 Lincoln MKC. This small crossover from Lincoln doesn’t feel and drive anything close to Ford.
With its available two four-cylinder turbocharged powerplants, a premium cabin, exterior and interior accents, and a selective modifiable suspension, the MKC for 2017 is unquestionably different. With these features in its fold, the new MKC seems to share nothing even with the Ford’s Escape which it shares a basic structure with. It is a no mean feat by any standards.
This refreshing appeal further propels the MKC to the high-end status in its class. Interior wise, the vehicle comes with a standard feature galore such as adaptive suspension dampers, sound-deadening materials, active noise cancellation, intricately crafted seats with appealing support, and new technologies. Even with its bargain price, the base model offers the Sync 3 touchscreen interface.
On the flipside, however, the vehicle falls short on several things like nondescript handling and performance, grabby brakes, snug backseat, uninspiring acceleration, and modest cargo capacity. That said, alternatives to consider include the 2017 BMW X3, 2017 Acura RDX. These vehicles are hard to beat in this class as they offer superior handling, comfortable seats, brisk acceleration, and ample cargo space.
Other formidable choices include the 2017 Lexus NX200t, the 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport, and the 2017 Audi Q5. The 2017 Lincoln MKC is still worth a shot nevertheless.
Available Trims – Lincoln MKC
The five-passenger 2017 Lincoln MKC is available in Select, Premiere, Black Label and Reserve equipment groups.
Interior Configurations & 2017 Lincoln MKC Exterior Review
The standard Premiere trim offers adaptive xenon headlights, leatherette upholstery, rear privacy glass, automatic climate control (dual-zone), aft parking sensors, 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry and ignition, LED taillights, power driver eight-way seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated mirrors, memory driver settings, Sync 3 interface, an 8” touchscreen, a 60/40-split reclining and folding rear seat, a four-way power front passenger seat, a 9-speaker premium audio system, satellite radio, and USB ports.
The Select package optionally available adds ambient interior lighting, a power passenger eight-way seat, auto-dimming side mirrors, power-folding exterior mirrors, a cargo cover, and a power liftgate.
Upgrading to the Reserve level gets you a panoramic sunroof, a power tailgate, rear-cross traffic alert, a blind-spot monitoring system, a power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, ventilated and heated front seats, a 110-V power outlet, MyLincoln Mobile smartphone app (bundles tire pressures check, fuel check, remote start, and GPS location), and a navigation system.
Next up is the Black label trim gets you a 10-speaker sound system, 19” wheels, a black grille, leather upgraded upholstery, a roof rack, and four interior exclusive design themes. These choices alter the design theme of seat materials, headliners and floor/carpet mats, and colors of interior leather.
Additional features to expect include automatic high-beams, configurable cruise control, front parking sensors, automatic wipers, suspension adaptive dampers, 19/20” wheels, automated parallel-parking sensors, a forward collision warning system, 14-speaker premium sound system, heated rear seats, and lane-intervention systems.
Wheelbase: 105.9 in
Length: 179.2 in
Width: 73.4 in
Passenger volume: 98 cu ft
Cargo volume: 25 cu ft
Curb weight: 3847 lb
Top Speed: 118 mph
0-60: 7,2 sec
MPG: 21/30 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Velvet Metallic, Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Ingot Silver Metallic, Luxe Metallic, Midnight Sapphire Metallic, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat and White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat
Towing Capacity: 3000 lbs
2017 Lincoln MKC Engine Specifications
With an EPA rating of 20/29/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the FWD, the 2.0L turbocharged engine rated at 240 hp and 270 lbs. ft. of torque comes fitted under the hood of the standard model. The AWD model returns 19/26/22 mpg according to Lincoln.
The 2.3L mill good for 285 horsepower and 305 lbs. ft. of torque only available with an AWD, is rated by EPA at 18/26/21 mpg, and is optionally available to all trims.
Although the engines are powerful or so they seem, the acceleration figures are rather disappointing. The standard 2.0L engine, for example, takes 8.0 sec to dash from 0-60 mph – slow in its class of small crossover SUVs.
Price & 2017 Lincoln MKC Release Date
Its release date should be expected in July 2017 according to fresh reports we have recently unearthed. As for its price, the 2017 Lincoln MKC SUV will demand a base MSRP of $33,260.
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