2017 Lincoln MKC Reserve is out in the middle of the compact leisure crossover market. While FMD sedan is fun and somewhat eccentric in design, 2017 Lincoln MKC look refined, but fits right in its class, performed with verve and wows with a luxurious interior and a lot of technology, all in a few large less than the equivalent models from more established luxury brands. Lincoln MKC Reserve models get Bridge of Weir leather and better illuminated by the large panoramic roof. It is uplifting, but rather carry the price premium.
In the design, the 2017 Lincoln MKC Reserve make a strong statement going against the likes of the 2017 Audi Q5 and 2017 Acura RDX and stand up and against new leisure entries like the Cadillac XT5. It plays a very standard issue crossover styling themes, but focusing on a series of subtle design cues that show someone’s attention. The front is a trimmed down version of the split-wing look that Lincoln started to move away, and the glass is properly set up is avoided any reference to the Ford Escape, which it is based. The most interesting point of view is the one at the back, where the MKC’s full-width taillights and the two-piece tailgate design smoothly performed.
2017 MKC Reserve models at the top of the lineup and get the dual-panel panoramic sunroof, navigation, a hands-free tailgate and heated and cooled seats, among others. Black Label buyers get a “compiled” palette of colors and trim options, using finer decorations and offered in a handful of design themes, and order a host of special extras, including in-house and annual details of their vehicle. A Technology package brings a suite of active safety features such as lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, a forward collision warning system with brake support, and a back warning system cross traffic, approaching traffic. There is also active Park Assist with Park From Help, you get in and our of tight parallel parking without the steering wheel.
2017 Lincoln MKC Reserve Interior
In the MKC jump the gear lever in favor of buttons to highlight the transfer. In the middle of the dashboard is a large infotainment screen housing Ford’s new Sync 3 system. This is complemented by large knobs for tuning and volume, and a variety of climate-control switches on its lofty, kiosk-like center. There is a rich feeling in the material, with Bridge of Weir leather and real wood trim available.
2017 Lincoln MKC Reserve Engine
There is no V6 engine, but the 2017 MKC do better than that, really. With a 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbocharged 4-cylinder engine 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque, the MKC can accelerate from 0-60 mph in about seven seconds, with plenty of power for quick takeoffs and no-sweat -hoof we over. 2017 Lincoln Reserve includes a twin-scroll turbocharger that makes for immediate power-on on par with the V-6 engines of a decade ago. And it’s all very quiet and refined using the additional noise insulation, a balance shaft system, and active noise. The standard engine is a powerful 2.0-liter EcoBoost with 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. The new Lincoln MKC Reserve 2017 model gets the vehicle moving pretty quickly, especially with front wheel drive.
2017 Lincoln MKC Reserve Specification
Model: 2017 Lincoln MKC
MSRP: From $39,645
Horsepower: 240 to 285 hp
MPG: Up to 21 city / 28 highway
Towing capacity: 2,000 lbs
Curb weight: 3,771 to 3,952 lbs
Engine: 2.0 L 4-cylinder, 2.3 L 4-cylinder
2017 MKC Reserve Configurations
2017 MKC Reserve 2.0L SUV $39,645
2017 MKC Reserve 2.0L AWD SUV $42,055
2017 MKC Reserve 2.3L AWD SUV $43,195