2019 MKC New Car Test Drive
The 2019 Lincoln MKC is a luxury crossover SUV that was new in the 2015 model year. It shares a platform with the Ford Escape. It's due to be replaced in 2020 by a new vehicle, the Lincoln Corsair.
For the 2019 model year, Lincoln has given its MKC a handsome facelift, led by a revised front end. With its more modern and refined look, the MKC has moved further upscale visually. Pre-collision warning with pedestrian detection is newly available.
Lincoln offers the MKC in base, Select, Reserve, and Black Label trim levels.
Two engines are available for 2019. The standard 2.0-liter turbo-4 develops 240 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. Select trim level and up can be equipped with an optional 2.3-liter turbo-4, generating 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet. All-wheel drive is standard with the 2.3-liter engine. Otherwise, front-drive is standard, with all-wheel drive optional.
Each 4-cylinder engine mates with a 6-speed automatic transmission, controlled by a pushbutton gear selector.
Crash-test ratings by the two testing agencies are somewhat contradictory. The NHTSA gave the MKC a four-star score overall and for frontal-impact, with five stars for side-impact. The IIHS said the MKC is “Good” for side-impact and moderate front overlap collisions.
For the 2019 model year, Lincoln offers forward-collision warnings with automatic emergency braking. Blind-spot monitors and rear cross-traffic alerts also are available.
Many features on higher trim levels are available individually on less-expensive models. Navigation, a dual-pane sunroof, and adaptive shocks can be added in Select and higher trim levels..
Prices do not include $995 destination charge.
Standard ($33,995 with front-drive, $36,405 with all-wheel drive) comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, 10-speaker audio, dual-zone automatic climate control, synthetic leather upholstery, power liftgate, automatic LED headlights, 8.0-inch touchscreen with Ford's Sync 3 infotainment system, wi-fi hotspot, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
Select ($36,750 with FWD, $39,160 with AWD) gets leather upholstery, ambient lighting, painted 18-inch alloy wheels, power tilt/telescopic steering column, 12-way power front seats, wood trim, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
Reserve ($40,625 with FWD, $43,035 with AWD) adds navigation, machined 18-inch wheels, heated/cooled front seats, panoramic sunroof, hands-free power liftgate, and blind-spot monitors.
Black Label ($47,200 with FWD, $49,610 with AWD) comes with an adaptive suspension, 19-inch wheels, upgraded leather upholstery, heated rear seats and steering wheel, and automatic high-beam headlights. Three designer color themes are available..