First Impressions: 2015 Lincoln MKC
Lincoln isn’t new to the luxury segment but they have stepped up their game in recent years introducing a new fleet of vehicles designed to compete with Lexus, Infiniti, and Cadillac. The 2015 MKC is their compact crossover and built on the same platform as the Ford Escape at Ford’s Louisville Assembly Plant.
While it’s not sexy, the 2015 Lincoln MKC is distinctly Lincoln. From the side it resembles the 2016 Honda Pilot and the rear falls in line with the 2016 Lexus RX.
Lincoln’s signature grill fronts the MKC making it not unattractive but instead distinguishing it from other brands.
It may sound boring to say but the MKC handled just like other vehicles in its class. The wheel quickly responded to being turned but wasn’t sporty. The vehicle confidently took on corners without wallowing and was quickly brought up to speed with a firm touch on the accelerator.
Though it’s a compact crossover, the MKC has abundant room in both the seating and storage areas. When you sit in the driver’s or front passenger’s seat you immediately recognize the spacious cabin area and unobtrusive center stack.
The back seating area is abundant and the vehicle very comfortably fits four adults.
While we didn’t have a lot of time to experience the information screens, they were similar to the 2014 Ford Fusion Energi we drove last summer and had the same SYNC system you’ll find across the Ford lineup. The touchscreen controls are intuitive while the distinct lack of external buttons near the screen gives the console a clean appearance.
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