The NX's plastic fender flares give the illusion of overly size wheel wells and/or undersize wheels. There is a little of that effect on the MKC, but not to the same degree. Personally I prefer cladding-free fenders myself - like those you'll find on the Q5. There's nothing remotely rugged about either of these vehicles, so why the cladding?
The front overhang looks exaggerated on the NX, too. Stare at the profile for a minute and you'll see what I mean. Pinocchio, we have your vehicle.
I see quite a bit of Subaru Crosstrek in the silhouette, too. I don't think it's intentional, but it's there nonetheless.
The spindle grille simply doesn't work for me. Luxury cars are suppose to be about elegance. I find nothing elegant about any version of the spindle grille. Who wants to drive a luxury car that frightens children?