2016 Lincoln MKC

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$33,260-$48,950
$31,597-$45,769
19 CITY / 27 HWY
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The MKC is Lincoln's first foray into the extremely popular compact luxury crossover space -- and it's a strong showing.

The MKC shares its bones with a few other Ford products, including the C-Max, Focus, and most notably, the Escape. But beyond its underpinnings, the MKC is distinctly Lincoln. The front grille calls to mind open wings, which culminate in HID headlights with LED running lights, while LED taillights highlight the back.

Two EcoBoost engines are available in the MKC, and both are turbocharged and direct-injected with twin independent variable cam timing. The 2.0L produces 240 horsepower and 270 ft-lb of torque, while the 2.3L makes an impressive 285 horsepower and 305 ft-lb. Lincoln claims the 2.3 is the most powerful gasoline engine per cylinder in the segment. Both engines are mated to a 6-speed SelectShift automatic with push-button shifting. The 2.0L is available with either a front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive powertrain, while the 2.3L pairs with all-wheel drive only.

Three well-appointed MKC trims are offered: Premiere, Select and Reserve. Standard exterior features on the MKC Premiere include 18-inch painted aluminum wheels and power heated mirrors with memory and a blindspot mirror. Inside, the MKC Premiere impresses with heated front seats and a 10-way power driver's seat with memory, a 60/40 split-fold rear seat, power one-touch up/down on all windows, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 9-speaker audio system with single CD and MP3 playback and a tilt/telescopic multifunction leather steering wheel with cruise and audio controls. An 8-inch LCD touchscreen and SYNC with MyLincoln Touch also feature prominently, and remote start will help on especially cold mornings.

MKC Select trim adds leather seating and a 10-way power passenger's seat, as well as ambient lighting, a universal garage door opener and turn indicators in power-folding side mirrors. The top-of-the-line Reserve trim brings with it heated and cooled front seats, a power tilt/telescopic steering wheel, a huge panoramic sunroof with power shade, navigation with voice recognition and a power hands-free tailgate. A blind-spot information system is also standard on the Reserve, along with an embedded modem that integrates with smartphones and provides for remote locking and unlocking, remotes start and more.

Active park assist, adaptive cruise control with collision warning, a forward sensing system, and a lane keeping system are all standalone options or can be bundled in the Technology Package, while a Class II tow package and 19- or 20-inch wheels are also available on the MKC. Enhanced THX audio is another standalone option, as is navigation.

Safety is engineered into every MKC, and standard safety features include AdvanceTrac roll stability control, traction control, a rearview camera, reverse-sensing system and an SOS post-crash alert system.

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HistoryFounded in 1917, Lincoln is an American automobile manufacturer that is a brand of Ford Motor Company. Lincoln was started by Henry Leland, one of the original founders of Cadillac. The company's initial plans were to build aircraft engines, but it hit financial troubles and was bought by Ford in 1922 for $8 million.In the early days, Lincoln built a bare chassis with a powertrain and suspension. It was then sent to a coachbuilder, like Fleetwood, to be completed according to customer specifications. In 1924, Lincoln touring sedans, which were known as "Police Flyers," began to become popular with police departments around the country. It wasn't for another two decades that some of Lincoln's most identifiable product names, such as Continental and Town Car, first debuted in the 1950s as the company's flagship models (both have only recently been discontinued).
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Critical Knowledge:All-new MKS sedan with new 3.7-liter V-6 engineSpecial packages for MKX crossover utility vehicleMore connectivity for MKZ with satellite radio and SYNCNew Monochromatic Appearance package on Navigator2009 Lincoln MKS:Lincoln's new luxury sedan, the MKS, is designed to compete with the best from Lexus, BMW and other high-end makes. The brand's flagship sedan features design elements that will reflect Lincoln's identity for years to come. The double-wing grille was inspired by the 1941 Lincoln Continental. Other elements include LED taillamps, a twin-panel moonroof, and a vertical white light strip that runs along the edge of the trunklid. Inside are luxury touches like premium leather surfaces, real wood, and metal accents. According to Lincoln, the new MKS boasts many best-in-class features, like the most interior volume, leading luggage capacity, heated rear seats, heat-activated keyless entry keypad on the B-pillar, Easy Fuel capless fuel filler system, and a THX II sound system.