Welcome to the forum....Congrats on the new purchase I have the same 2016 2.3 Reserve package,I agree with you, regarding the sound system...lets just say it's ok, not stellar! Mine is the white pearl coat ( guess you could call it white lol).
93 octane burns a lil slower,which is why engines running 93 do NOT pull timing.....performance engines require the use of premium,for this exact reason....MKC will run just fine on regular, I would use 93 if I am towing a load.
You are not going to feel much of a performance jump between the 2 fuels tho....but as an example: HUGE diff in my Mustang GT 5.0 from the 2 different fuels....I say, night and day....runs pretty crappy with regular gas...usually I ONLY use 93 Shell.Selling dealer had filled it up with regular gas which is the ONLY time it saw reg gas!...
There have been numerous complaints regarding the front seats heating issue,I had mine checked at the dealer and nothing came out of it,given time, they do heat up...just not a whole lot...it has to do with the layered duel system embedded in the seats....cooling and heating.
The heated steering wheel is a great feature....The eject button for the passenger seat works great for getting rid of touchy/feelie passengers that insist in adjusting things within the interior hehehe!
For winter, I bought a set of 18" alloy rims shod with Michelin X Ice winter tires.... a lil pricy, but worth it in my book...cheap Chinese steel rims look crappy and the Bridgestone tires had terrible reviews ( the dealer offered this winter package as a promotional deal enhancer,I upgraded and paid the diff to the tune of another $800 bucks, all in.
Overall, Im happy with the MKC....only had it since October, so a couple of months....so far so good.
2016 MKC, Reserve. White Platinum Met Tri-coat.
Leather ebony interior.
2.3L GTDI ecoboost.
6-speed select SHIFT auto trans.
20" premium painted Alum wheels.
Equipment Group 300A.
Silver rust protection.
Xzilon exterior paint protection.
Weather Tech front and rear liners ....the rest is ALL Lincoln.