Lincoln MKC 2015 Crossover SUV Review - New Car Reviews 2014

Lincoln MKC 2015 Crossover SUV Review

Lincoln MKC 2015 Crossover SUV Review. The Lincoln MKC 2015 is the anxiously awaited production model of the MKC Concept that made a surprisingly big splash at the 2013 Detroit auto show.

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Lincoln MKC 2015

The new Lincoln MKC 2015 blends the best traits of a sport crossover with the refinement of a luxury sedan. Climbing into the Lincoln MKC, you’ll find plush, comfortable seats front and rear, similar to the larger MKS sedan. Artfully designed for an athletic, streamlined beauty. Spacious enough to comfortably seat five and their belongings. Headroom, shoulder room, and legroom are good up front and surprisingly good in the rear. The concept’s rear buckets have been replaced with a split-folding bench, but it’s still a pleasant place to sit and features a three-prong, 110-volt outlet near your feet for all your charging needs. Behind all that, the Lincoln MKC 2015 offers a decently sized cargo area for the class, though it looks a little narrow side-to-side, partly as a result of the massively wide tailgate and the dead space between the edge of the interior and the edge of the bodywork.

New Engine Lineup

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The new Lincoln MKC, the newest addition to the small premium utility market, will feature a new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine. The new engine will be the latest addition to the Ford EcoBoost engine family. The 2.3L four-cylinder will continue the EcoBoost name. EcoBoost engines are named for their key technological advances such as forced induction, variable valve timing, and direct injection. The 2.3L EcoBoost is no exception. The small engine produces an impressive 275 horsepower and 300 lb.-ft of torque at 3,000 rpm, according to early tests. This is an upgrade of around 35 horsepower and 30 lb.-ft of torque above the 2.0L EcoBoost found in the standard Lincoln MKC 2015. Ford attributes the improved power figures mainly to their advanced turbocharging technology. The 2.3L EcoBoost uses a twin-scroll turbocharger, which spools quickly to minimize turbo lag. The engine also uses a three-port integrated exhaust manifold (IEM). The triple-port IEM pairs the exhaust gas of the outer and inner cylinders before feeding into the turbine exhaust housing. The result is a smoother flow of exhaust gases to the turbocharger, ultimately a more efficient way to take advantage of the twin-scroll turbo.

Engineered for a dynamic ride, the Lincoln MKC 2015 adapts to the driver’s mood with available three-mode adaptive suspension. It’s an available feature we call Lincoln Drive Control with continuously controlled damping (CCD). With a starting price of $33,900, the Lincoln MKC 2015 attacks the rapidly growing luxury crossover segment with a price at the bottom of the range.

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