Lincoln has already announced most of the trim level and option pricing for its upcoming 2015 MKC due out this summer, and now it has launched a configurator allowing prospective buyers to get a better idea of how this new model will stack up against other compact luxury crossovers. We already knew that the MKC will have a starting price of $33,995, but now we know that its price includes a destination charge of $895.

Models equipped with the base 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine come standard with the Premiere package – $33,100 for front-wheel drive and $35,595 for all-wheel drive. Both models offer equipment upgrades from the Select and Reserve packages. The $3,230 Select package adds features like leather seats, power passenger seat, folding and heated door mirrors and painted 18-inch wheels, while the pricier $6,935 Reserve package adds in heated and cooled front seats, panoramic roof, hands-free liftgate, two-tone wheels and an embedded modem (providing features such as remote lock and unlock, vehicle finder and pre-conditioning).

Opting for the new 2.3-liter EcoBoost inline-four raises the base price to $39,965, and it comes standard with all-wheel drive and all of the equipment in the Select package; the Reserve package is still optional. All models can be further optioned up with the $2,235 Technology Package (adding adaptive cruise, active park assist and lane keeping system) and the $580 Climate Package (heated rear seats and steering wheel, auto high beams and rain-sensing wipers). Checking all the options, a fully loaded 2015 MKC with the 2.3-liter EcoBoost will have a total MSRP of $47,715.


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      • 11 Months Ago
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        Mike
        • 11 Months Ago
        I fully loaded it and it's just under $50k...
        flychinook
        • 11 Months Ago
        The Enclave is a much larger vehicle.
          john96xlt
          • 11 Months Ago
          @flychinook
          He isn't comparing the two, he's opining that the Enclave's sales have not been impeded by it's astronomically-high top-shelf asking price with all options because few are ordered that way.
          i.own.your.ass
          • 11 Months Ago
          @flychinook
          MKC is alot smaller.... btw...enclave is overpriced as well.... sales success? please......
      JayH
      • 11 Months Ago
      why are Lincolns rebadged fords and audis are not rebadged volkswagens? this looks NOTHING like the escape to begin with… I think Lincoln's biggest problem is the prejudice people have towards it… cadillac seems to be doing a better job at changing that perception...
        Winnie Jenkems
        • 11 Months Ago
        @JayH
        On all but its smallest models, Audi has a fully mechanical rear-biased AWD system with a 40:60 front/rear default torque split. I don't even think you can get VW sedans with 4motion anymore. Lincoln (like every other FWD-based Ford product) uses a Haldex-type system which is basically FWD until slippage is detected, at which point it can send up to half the torque to the rear wheels. So there's that... Don't get me wrong, the MKC is IMHO a sharp looking little CUV and a step in the right direction for Lincoln, but if they intend to be a serious competitor in today's luxury market, they must develop a proper RWD platform. Cadillac did just that... over a decade ago. They are light years ahead at this point.
          merlot066
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Winnie Jenkems
          The Intelligent AWD system in the Escape puts between 35-80% of the torque to the rear wheels at all times. If the driver steps on the gas more torque is sent to the rear wheels. The MKC will probably use this same system and Lincoln Drive Control with adaptive suspension will be standard on all AWD models. All that along with the 2.0 and 2.3 EcoBoost engines on the sharp handling Escape chassis (which has been widened and lowered) and the MKC will be a sharp driving car. Hating on this because Lincoln hasn't had the resources to put out something RWD yet isn't going to get them anywhere.
      JC
      • 11 Months Ago
      $48K is a lot of money for a tarted up Ford Escape.
        merlot066
        • 11 Months Ago
        @JC
        Then I suppose $59k is a lot for an Audi Q5 - a "tarted up" Passat, $40k is a lot for an Acura RDX - a "tarted up" CR-V, $50k is a lot for a Cadillac SRX - a "tarted up" Equinox... Give it a rest.
          merlot066
          • 11 Months Ago
          @merlot066
          @JC Just picking on the Acura? I guess Cadillac and Audi get a pass because they have RWD elsewhere in their product portfolio. A FWD/AWD MKC on a stretched, widened Escape platform with no shared sheet metal, 2.3L EcoBoost engine, adaptive suspension, intelligent AWD, heated/cooled seats, THX audio, panoramic moonroof, and every driving aid under the sun is perfectly reasonable at $47k. I haven't driven one but I have sat in one and it is anything but "tarted up". I take it you've done neither so your comment strikes me as confusing as all you are going on is pictures which you *think look like an Escape (because you want them to). The ILX absolutely looks like a tarted up Civic, but the RDX looks very nice but is extremely lacking in luxury options, especially for $40k.
          JC
          • 11 Months Ago
          @merlot066
          "Give it a rest" yourself. $40K IS a lot for the RDX, a tarted up CRV. Same for the ILX, basically an optioned out Civic Si. The MKC is still a thinly disguised Escape and won't allow Lincoln to compete in that price range. Other than the grill, it is easily mistaken for an Escape at first glance from most angles. Shared platform engineering is a good thing, this sort of badge engineering is not.
          clquake
          • 11 Months Ago
          @merlot066
          The only drivetrain in the RDX is not available for the CRV. Other than the actual chassis and parts of the AWD system, I don't believe anything else interchanges, other than basic nuts & bolts.
        express2day
        • 11 Months Ago
        @JC
        A '14 Escape can run over $39K MSRP and doesn't have features available on the '15 MKC including the 2.3 EcoBoost engine.
      Teleny411
      • 11 Months Ago
      Nearly 50g to drive a tarted up (and that's debatable-still hate that grill!) Ford??? Then considering it will be worth nothing in resale value:ouch! Why would anyone buy this over a grand Cherokee? Ford should trying to undercut the competition. This priced waaaay to high. Another nail in poor old Lincoln's coffin.
      Terry Actill
      • 11 Months Ago
      If i had $48K handy I would NOT be buying this.
      Matt
      • 11 Months Ago
      Just change the name to Lolcoln, and at least the products will match the brand name.
        Jake
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Matt
        You're not supposed to be playing with your phone during home room. Get back to work before the teacher sees you.
      404 not found
      • 11 Months Ago
      $47k? hahhahahahhaahhahahhahaha good one Ford.
        john96xlt
        • 11 Months Ago
        @404 not found
        Didn't read the article? hahhahahahhaahhahahhahaha good one stupid.
      i.own.your.ass
      • 11 Months Ago
      47k? are you kidding me? m glad everyone here agrees that it's absurd
      Karl Henry
      • 11 Months Ago
      It's quite simple if you don't like it, you guys can go elsewhere! Beautiful vehicle Lincoln and priced competitively. You morons should do some research before making idiotic comments. This vehicle is priced very well within the boundaries of its competitors and actually undercut quite a few name brands. Good job Lincoln Motor Company!
        BG
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Karl Henry
        There is really a market for a little trucklet like this with its imited interior room considering the bulk and poor glass area?
          xxmixedxtapexx
          • 11 Months Ago
          @BG
          Granted small ugly crossovers such as the Buick Encore exist and sell really well I'd say yes.
      funguy6713
      • 11 Months Ago
      At $48K, no thanks....
      S40Powered
      • 11 Months Ago
      LMFAO. Including all options $48K still insane for this kinda of vehicle that will fall apart in 5 years and the resale value around $8K.
      Radioactive Flea
      • 11 Months Ago
      Oh Ford, only RWD can save Lincoln. Until then, you are just a subpar Acura. Another brand, that refuses to embrace the proper way to propel an automobile.
        b.rn
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Radioactive Flea
        Lincoln buyers don't care about RWD.
          Teleny411
          • 11 Months Ago
          @b.rn
          There are no Lincoln buyers-that's why they are so close to being shuttered.
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