- Available all-wheel drive
- Standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility
- More powerful 285-hp, 2.3-liter 4-cylinder engine option
The 2017 Lincoln MKC is a premium compact SUV that seats up to 5 passengers across two rows. It has a maximum towing capacity of 3,000 lbs. It competes with the Audi Q5, BMW X3, and Cadillac SRX.
Four trims are available: the Premiere 100A, Select 200A, Reserve 300A and Black Label 800A.
The MKC has a soft, rounded appearance with lines that fade in and out along the body. The front grille and headlights join together to create a bold, split-winged motif. The thin-bar taillights also stretch across the rear end like wings. Standard features include fully automatic headlights, power/heated side mirrors, a power liftgate, a roof rack, 18-inch wheels, and a dual-pipe exhaust system. Available features include LED turn signals, hands-free liftgate, a power moonroof, a trailer hitch receiver, and 19-inch wheels.
Powering the MKC is a standard 240-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and front- or all-wheel drive (AWD). A more powerful 285-hp, 2.3-liter engine is also available. Fuel efficiency for the 2.0-liter/FWD model is an EPA-rated 21/29 mpg city/highway. With AWD, it dips slightly to a 19/25 mpg rating.
Inside, the MKC features a premium leatherette interior with wood and silver-tone trim. The center console features the SYNC 3 multimedia system, which includes an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility, satellite radio, and two USB ports. Standard features include a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, power/heated front seats, remote keyless entry, push-button start, an automatic dimming rear mirror, and cruise control. Available features include an integrated navigation system, leather/alcantara upholstery, ambient interior lighting, power/heated front seats, heated rear seats, heated steering wheel, power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and a THX II premium audio system.
Standard safety features include a tire pressure monitoring system and a backup camera. Available features include a blind spot monitoring system, rear cross traffic alert, active park assist, lane keep assist, automatic start and stop, and adaptive suspension.