The crossover market may seem inundated with too many choices, but when Lincoln comes out with the 2016 MKC, everyone makes room for it. It’s not your usual Lincoln in the sense that it seems to cater to a much younger--but equally capable--demographic.
It’s just as high-powered, too, which is the only thing you would expect with anything from the Lincoln brand.
The familiar split-wing grille makes a reappearance for the 2016 MKC, while the tailgates are also added in as the two-piece design smoothly integrates into the body.
Meanwhile, the interior delivers a much spacier cabin, ensuring utmost comfort even during the longest and toughest of rides. The Bridge of Weir leather and genuine wood trim successfully evokes that sophisticated feel.
Further upping the ante are the technology upgrades implemented this year, such as the MyLincoln Touch infotainment system, with large, ergonomic tuning and volume knobs, and a kiosk-like center console that houses the climate controls switches.
More than Skin Deep
That’s just on the surface, though. The 2016 Lincoln MKC runs on a new 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine, easily coming up with 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft torque. For its size, it’s pretty quick and nimble.
You’d expect it to have all sorts of inconvenient roaring, but actually, it does have a rather effective noise insulation, coupled with an active noise cancellation feature, making for an otherwise very quiet and peaceful ride. It’s also vibration-free, thanks to its balance shaft system.