2020 Lincoln MKC

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2020 Lincoln MKC Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


CARHP Editorial Updated on: November 25, 2019


Lincoln launched the MKC back in 2015 as an attempt to get on board the fast moving crossover train. Based on the Ford Edge and priced as a compact luxury crossover, the MKC was not a very polished product and it presented Lincoln’s hustle to join the hot segment. Having said that the MKC had some glitches that altered its intentions.

The MKC now enters its 2020 model year, and this is the first time that it has received a major update, in the form of a new revised front styling. The 2020 Lincoln MKC gets a new honeycomb grille, that is also seen in the brands latest models like the Navigator and continental. The new grille not only makes the 2020 MKC look classy but also gives it a more mature presence. Apart from it the overall vehicle remains the same 

 

 

 

 

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Pros

Quiet and comfortable ride

Rich in standard features

Cons

Cramped rear seats and cargo bay

Not as quick as its competitors

Advanced driver assistance features limited to the top trim

What's New?

Redesigned front fascia


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$33995

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

245 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

275 lbs.-ft @ 3000 rpm

transmission

6-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

62.4/62.5

dimensions

wheelbase

105.9 in.

length

179.2 in.

width

73.4 in.

height

65.2 in.

curb weight

3811 lbs.

capacity

passenger volume

36.8 cu ft.

cargo volume

53.1 cu ft.

towing capacity

3000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.6 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

20/23/27 mpg

highway range

423.9 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

6 yr. / 70000 mi.

powertrain warranty

6 yr. / 70000

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

Unlimited yr. / Unlimited mi.



Styles

 2020 Lincoln MKC in Baltic Sea Green Metallic color  2020 Lincoln MKC in Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat color  2020 Lincoln MKC in Ceramic Pearl Metallic Tri Coat color  2020 Lincoln MKC in Iced Mocha Metallic color  2020 Lincoln MKC in Rhapsody Blue color  2020 Lincoln MKC in Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clear Coat color
Baltic Sea Green Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

7.5

Engine And Performance

7.8

Interior

7.0

7.4

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Lincoln MKC Base

Base

power
245 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
23 combined

$33,995 - $36,405


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) Starting at $36,405 MSRP (19/21/25) 245 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
6-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5
4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) Starting at $33,995 MSRP (20/23/27) 245 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
6-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5

 2020 Lincoln MKC Select

Select

power
245 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
23 combined

$36,750 - $39,160


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Select 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) Starting at $39,160 MSRP (19/21/25) 245 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
6-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5
Select 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) Starting at $36,750 MSRP (20/23/27) 245 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
6-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5

 2020 Lincoln MKC Reserve

Reserve

power
245 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
23 combined

$40,625 - $43,035


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Reserve 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) Starting at $40,625 MSRP (20/23/27) 245 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
6-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5
Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) Starting at $43,035 MSRP (19/21/25) 245 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
6-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2020 Lincoln MKC Black Label

Black Label

power
245 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
23 combined

$47,200 - $49,610


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Black Label 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) Starting at $47,200 MSRP (20/23/27) 245 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
6-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5
Black Label 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) Starting at $49,610 MSRP (19/21/25) 245 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
6-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

Expert Review

7.4

Overall Rating


The MKC has never been a revolutionary product in its segment and since the updates for its 2020 model are limited to the exterior style front, there is no strong difference made. The 2020 MKC is a hit or a miss preposition. Coming from the house of Lincoln, it is well built, has premium materials on the inside and offers a smooth and quiet ride as well.

However, when you start comparing with other competitors in the segment like the Jaguar F- Pace, BMW X3, and the Volvo XC60, the 2020 Lincoln MKC starts appearing a bit fady in the competition. It is certainly a good product in its class, but not as complete as its rivals. Where the MKC struggles to catch up with its class is the dated interior layout and lack of advanced safety and tech features. Above all, the MKC does not allow its buyers the liberty of choosing from multiple engines as there is just one engine standard across all trims.


7.5/10
Features

 

7.8/10
Engine and Performance

 
 

7.0/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2020 Lincoln MKC Features

7.5/10

The new Lincoln MKC offers four trim levels: base, Select, Reserve, and Black Label. The base trim levels comes installed with smartphone connectivity options like CarPlay and Android Auto, premium audio, and 18-inch wheels. While the Black trim gets latest designer interior themes, and other premium services like annual vehicle detailing, on-demand car washes, and exclusive restaurant booking.

Trims Standard Select Reserve Black Label
MSRP $46,145 $49,945 $59,710 $70,045
Key Features Lincoln Co-Pilot Bridge of Weir 10 way Heated Deepsoft Leather-Trimmed Seats Head-Up Display with Forward Collision Warning 19-inch wheels
  SYNC 3 with 8-inch LCD Capacitive Touchscreen Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System 24 Way Heated/Ventilated Seats Simulated suede headliner
 
3.7L Ti-VCT V6 Engine
Hands-free Trunk Revel Audio System with 13-Speakers Dealer-based Services

We Recommend

Loaded with a wide range of safety features, the Lincoln MKC Select is a value for money trim. In case you are looking to get maximum out of the MKC, we would recommend the Reserve trim. It offers some extras such as a handsfree liftgate and panoramic sunroof. It also provides an option for engine upgrade.

2020 Lincoln MKC Engine and Performance

7.8/10

Most people will find the MKC's base engine to be more than good enough. - carconnection

Engine and Transmission

The Lincoln MKC has been offered in two engine options. There's one 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine and the other optional 2.3-liter turbo-4. These engines deliver power output of 240 hp and 285 hp respectively. You get both front wheel drive and all-wheel drive configuration throughout the trim levels. However, the 2.3-liter engine is available with AWD only.

Models

Lincoln MKC suv

Buick Envision 1SV suv

Hyundai Santa Fe SE suv

Acura RDX suv

Jaguar F-Pace 25t suv

Volvo XC60 T5 Momentum suv

BMW X3 sDrive 30i suv

MSRP

$34,920

$32,990

$26,545

$38,395

$45,595

$40,195

$41,995

Engine

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.5L i4 Gas

2.4L i4 Regular Unleaded

2.0L i4 Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

Transmission

6 Speed automatic

6 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

10 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

Horsepower

245 hp@ 5500rpm

197 hp@ 6300rpm

185 hp@ 6000 rpm

272 hp@ 6500rpm

247 hp@ 5500rpm

250 hp@ 5700rpm

248 hp@ 5200rpm

Torque

275 ft-lbs@ 3000rpm

192 ft-lbs@ 4400rpm

178 ft-lbs@ 4000 rpm

280 ft-lbs@ 1600rpm

269 ft-lbs@ 1200rpm

258 ft-lbs@ 1500rpm

258 ft-lbs@ 1450rpm

Acceleration

The optional 2.3-liter is decent for an SUV of this class.The engine is exclusively paired with MKC's AWD drivetrain, while the larger engine pushes sub 7-second 0-60 mph run. The power delivery is good. However, the bae engine will offer good duty without any issues.

Models

Lincoln MKC suv

Buick Envision 1SV suv

Hyundai Santa Fe SE suv

Acura RDX suv

Jaguar F-Pace 25t suv

Volvo XC60 T5 Momentum suv

BMW X3 sDrive 30i suv

0-60 MPH

7.1 sec

N/A

8.9 sec

6.6 sec

4.1 sec

4.9 sec

6.7 sec

Quarter mile

15.3 sec

N/A

16.7 sec

15.2 sec

N/A

N/A

15.1 sec

Engine

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.5L i4 Gas

2.4L i4 Regular Unleaded

2.0L i4 Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

8.4

N/A

N/A

9.3

7.3

N/A

6.8

Braking and Handling

This MKC Reserve comes to halt from 60 mph in 119 feet, a strong showcase for the segment. The pedal feels a bit touchy initially, and some may feel it as softer part. The initial steering feedback is pretty quick. However, the effort made by the steering loooks natural on any kind of terrain. When pushed through a corner, the MKC leand and lacks teh composore unlike the competitors.

Model

Lincoln MKC suv

Buick Envision 1SV suv

Hyundai Santa Fe SE suv

Acura RDX suv

Jaguar F-Pace 25t suv

Volvo XC60 T5 Momentum suv

BMW X3 sDrive 30i suv

Brake Front (in.)

13.2

12.6

12.6

12.4

12.8

13.6

13

Brake Rear (in.)

12.4

12.4

12

12.2

12.8

12.6

13

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3823

3755

3591

3783

3870

4109

4034

60-0 MPH (ft.)

N/A

N/A

130

177 (70-0)

N/A

N/A

127

2020 Lincoln MKC Fuel Economy

The 2020 Lincoln MKC returns 20 mpg in city, 27 mpg in highway, and 23 mpg combined. The competitors offer better fuel economy. The Buick Envision 1SV returns 22 mpg in city and 29 mpg on the highway.

Model

Lincoln MKC suv

Buick Envision 1SV suv

Hyundai Santa Fe SE suv

Acura RDX suv

Jaguar F-Pace 25t suv

Volvo XC60 T5 Momentum suv

BMW X3 sDrive 30i suv

MPG (city)

20

22

22

22

22

22

23

MPG (highway)

27

29

29

28

27

29

30

MPG (combined)

23

25

25

24

24

24

26

Range (miles) (city/highway)

314/424

381/502

414/545

376/479

477/586

414/545

396/516

Tank Capacity (gal)

15.7

17.3

18.8

17.1

21.7

18.8

17.2

2020 Lincoln MKC Interior

7.0/10

Lincoln went with a vertical stack of buttons for the transmission, which frees up space between the seats. A natural-feeling step-in height eases access for front occupants, but backseat space is tight. - Edmunds

Seating and Comfort

Inside, the MKC is an ultimate luxury contender, with tastefully-placed wood grain and brushed metal finishes all around. Wearing darker color palettes, the cabin's lines and window shapes make the interior quite attractive and inviting. With a beautiful, simple dash and center console, the view from the front seats makes you feel stunned.

Model

Lincoln MKC suv

Buick Envision 1SV suv

Hyundai Santa Fe SE suv

Acura RDX suv

Jaguar F-Pace 25t suv

Volvo XC60 T5 Momentum suv

BMW X3 sDrive 30i suv

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.6/56.0/42.8

40.0/57.0/40.9

41.2/59.1/44.1

39.6/59.7/41.6

37.8/

38.0/58.2/41.5

41.1/57.6/40.3

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.7/55.3/36.8

38.5/55.8/37.5

39.2/58.3/40.9

38.3/56.6/38.4

37.5/

38.0/56.3/38.0

39.1/56.0/36.4

Standard Tech Features

  • Sync 3 infotainment interface
  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Bluetooth
  • Lincoln Connect with 4G LTE and a Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Two USB ports
  • Nine-speaker sound system with satellite radio

Infotainment

Another big point for the new Lincoln MKC is the Sync 3 infotainment system, which is user-friendly and gets smartphone integration systems. But might still find MKC's instrument panel design to be dated and something unexpected from a luxury SUV.

Cargo volume

There's adeqaute front storage room ahead of the shifter integrated with security door. The front center armrest bin is really big. The door pockets offer humble space. The cargo area holds 25.2 cubic feet behind the rear seats or 53.1 cubic feet with the rear seatbacks folded (excluding cargo-area levers).

Model

Lincoln MKC suv

Buick Envision 1SV suv

Hyundai Santa Fe SE suv

Acura RDX suv

Jaguar F-Pace 25t suv

Volvo XC60 T5 Momentum suv

BMW X3 sDrive 30i suv

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

25.2

26.9

35.9

31.1

33.5

28.7

28.7

2020 Lincoln MKC Exterior

The refreshed 2020 MKC visually delivers on its luxury promise, and the interior alone makes the little Lincoln worth a drive. - carconnection

Dimension and Weight

Lincoln has transformed the MKC more in line stylistically with its sedan lineup and the two larger SUVs in its offering, and that's a very cool thing. The outgoing model wasn't appealing but lacked proper structure in its styling, thanks to a split grill and well-endowed rear end.

The 2020 MKC adapts its grille and front-end design layout cues directly from the new look of the Navigator. Chrome-heavy and sculpted, the latest centerpiece is flanked by firmly reshaped LED headlight units and a appealing chrome-accented lower bumper valance.

Model

Lincoln MKC suv

Buick Envision 1SV suv

Hyundai Santa Fe SE suv

Acura RDX suv

Jaguar F-Pace 25t suv

Volvo XC60 T5 Momentum suv

BMW X3 sDrive 30i suv

Curb weight (lbs.)

3823

3755

3591

3783

3870

4109

4034

Length(in)

179.2

183.7

187.8

186.8

186.3

184.6

185.9

Width(in)

73.4

72.4

74.4

74.8

81.5

78.7

74.4

Height(in)

65.2

66.8

66.1

65.7

65.0

65.3

66

Ground clearance (in)

N/A

N/A

7.3

5.7

8.4

8.5

8.0

Wheelbase (in)

105.9

108.3

108.9

108.3

113.1

112.8

112.8

Track width (in) F/R

62.4/62.5

62/62

64.3/64.7

64.2/64.7

64.6/65.1

65.1/65.2

63.8/64.4

Exterior Features

  • Acoustic-laminate windshield and front-door glass
  • Chrome roof-rack side rails
  • Dual chrome exhaust tips
  • Easy Fuel capless fuel filler
  • LED headlamps, signature lighting and taillamps
  • Lincoln chrome mesh grille with chrome surround
  • Power, heated sideview mirrors with memory and integrated blind spot mirrors
  • Power liftgate
  • Rear spoiler

2020 Lincoln MKC Safety

The 2020 LIncoln MKC has scored 4 stars overall rating conducted by the NHTSA, and scored 5 out of 5 stars in side crash test. As far as the IIHS ratings are concerned, the MKC is regarded as Good in side Impact Test results and overall front test results.

Safety features

All the models comes loaded with passenger irbags along with dual-stage front airbag and a driver's knee airbag. A rearview camera is available as standard all models while the blind-spot monitors are optional. The MKC, however, lacks advanced safety features which you find in most of its prominent rivals. The safety features include:

  • AdvanceTrac with RSC (Roll Stability Control)
  • Driver's knee airbag
  • Front-seat side airbags
  • Individual Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • (excludes spare)
  • Intelligent Access with push-button start
  • MyKey technology to help encourage
  • responsible driving
  • Perimeter alarm
  • Rear view camera
  • SecuriCode invisible keypad
  • SecuriLock Passive Anti-Theft System
  • Side-curtain airbags3 with roll-fold technology
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System

2020 Lincoln MKC Competition

Lincoln MKC Vs Acura RDX

Acura RDX is an amazing SUV considering its score card in crash test. It also offers an attractive list of optional safety features, more cargo space in comparison to the Lincoln MKC. It also come with more leg room in the second row. However, Acura suffers in case of performance and luxury. The SUV is priced $3,000 more than the MKC and comes powered with a V-6 engine which does not feel nimble around corners. The Lincoln meanwhile, offers better luxury inside with good towing capacity.

Lincoln KMC Vs Buick Envision

Base engine to base engine, Lincoln's MKC manages to return more power and torque than Buick's Envision. Both are noiseless on the highway and deliver good drivability. Interior space is nearly similar, as is the amount of standard in-car tech, though the MKC is known for more plusher ride.

Lincoln MKC Vs Volvo XC60

The Volvo XC60 got redesigned in 2018 with major features uplift. Some of the improvent includes a responsive infotainment system, more legroom for the rear passengers, a efficient engine choice and best in class cargo capacity. The XC60 is $9,000 costier than the Lincoln MKC but it proves its worth completely. If you want to both performance and luxury then the MKC is a good option.

2020 Lincoln MKC Final Verdict

The 2020 Lincoln MKC may not be class leader in many areas while others in the segment stand out for one reason or the other. The flaws in this Lincoln model include poor cargo space, cramped rear seats and below average fuel economy. However, it offers smooth and comfortable ride and responsive infotainment system. Interestingly, it is one of the lowest priced luxury SUV in the segment and considering its price we avoid to ask for more. Buy this car if you have strict budget otherwise there are better options to consider.