2016 lincoln mkc Model Overview
New for 2016
The 2016 Lincoln MKC is now available with Sync 3 infotainment and connectivity system while a power liftgate and Sand/Espresso two-tone interior color are available on the Select trim. Towing capacity has been increased to 3,000 pounds when the MKC is equipped with the Trailer Tow package. Three new exterior colors have been added, Black Velvet, Luxe Metallic, and Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat. The Climate package now comes with windshield wiper de-icer.
The 2016 Lincoln MKC, which is available with FWD or AWD, is a two-row luxury crossover that slots below the larger MKX and Navigator.
The 2016 MKC offers two turbocharged I-4 engines: a 2.0-liter with 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque and a 2.3-liter rated at 285 hp and 305 lb-ft. Both engines are paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is only available with the 2.0-liter turbo-four. Fuel economy is class competitive at 20/29 mpg city/highway for the 2.0-liter turbo-four with front-wheel drive and 19/26 mpg with all-wheel drive. When equipped with the more powerful 2.3-liter, the MKC is rated at 18/26 mpg. Cargo capacity is on the lower end of the class at 25.2 cubic feet behind the split-folding rear seats and 53.1 cubic feet behind the front seats.
In addition to the dual front, front-side, and side curtain airbags, the 2016 MKC also comes with a knee airbag for the driver. Additional optional driver assistance and safety features include lane keeping assist, forward collision warning, blind spot warning, and adaptive cruise control. These features can be had as standalone options or as part of the Technology package while higher trim levels have them as standard.
The NHTSA gave the 2016 Lincoln MKC a four-star overall safety rating (out of a possible five stars).
Trims, Packages, and What’s Standard
On the base Premiere trim, standard features include heated front seats, split-folding rear seats, Sync infotainment system with MyLincoln Touch, and eight-inch LCD touchscreen, two USB ports, a nine-speaker audio system, HID headlights with LED accents, Bluetooth connectivity, 18-inch alloy wheels, a rearview camera, and remote start. Stepping up to the mid-level Select trim adds leather upholstery, 10-way front passenger seat with lumbar support, ambient lighting, reconfigurable daytime running lights, and a cargo cover. The range-topping Reserve grade adds heated and cooled front seats, navigation, a hands-free liftgate, blind spot warning, and a panoramic roof. Additional options include continuously control damping suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels, and aluminum interior accents to replace the wood trim.
What We Think
Even though it isn’t as quick in a straight line thanks to it having plenty of torque from low revs, as we noted in a 2015 First Test review. However, the six-speed automatic is lazy and unintuitive in its operation. The crossover’s exterior styling, on the other hand, is pleasant and one of the best in Lincoln’s lineup. In a comparison test that also included the Volvo XC60, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, BMW X3, and Lexus NX 200t, the MKC placed fourth because the ingress and egress into the seats were cramped and had an odd throttle response that would sometimes become overly touchy or laggy. Furthermore, the MKC’s handling was clumsy even with the optional continuously controlled damping suspension.
The Lincoln MKC was the first vehicle to utilize the 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbo I-4.
- Comfortable ride
- Stylish exterior design
You Won’t Like:
- Lazy six-speed automatic
- Clumsy handling
- Throttle response wasn’t consistent