By Veeno Dewan
Sleek, stylish and sporty, Lincoln’s compact MKC SUV has a shapely, coupe-like design that allows it to stand out for the crowd and look good against any of its premium rivals. For 2019 the Lincoln MKC has a smart new grille, redesigned LED lights, some extra chrome trim, and new welcome lights on the exterior. Also for 2019, the MKC receives Lincoln Connect, Lincoln’s 4G WI-Fi hotspot system while top tier models receive four-way power lumbar control on the driver seat,
Engine choices include a 2.0-litre EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engined MKC which produces 240 horsepower at 5,500 rpm, with 270 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,000 rpm. There is also a more powerful, high-output 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine generating 285 horsepower and 305 lb.-ft. of torque. Default transmission is a six-speed automatic with paddle shifters and all-wheel drive are standard for all Canadian spec MKC’s. As befits the specification in this sector, the MKC comes very well equipped, whilst options packages abound.
Interior wise, the MKC exhibits excellent attention to the cabin, which blends a mix of luxury, sport and technology. There is luxury in the form of high quality Bridge of Weir premium leather upholstery and genuine real wood trim accents. Ford’s Sync system, optional THX II “certified” audio system, and other features too numerous to list, only add to the feeling of luxury. Up front, the seats are roomy and comfortable, whilst the rear perch offers seating for three passenger. Note due to the small compact dimensions, the rear can be a shade tight with three adults in the back.
Fuel economy figures for the 2 the 2.3-litre EcoBoost offers 12.9/9.2 L/100 km city/hwy. In summing up, the Lincoln the 2019 MKC is a stylish, comfortable, and a must consider choice among the premium compact sport-utility buyers. The turbocharged engines, responsive steering, handling and great looking cabin are high points
2019 Lincoln MKC Base price: Starts from $48,700 plus options. $2,000 delivery charge and additional fees and taxes. Price as tested with options $58,570.