Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Buffalo, New York
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Just a couple of observations/remembrances from my day or so with a early production MKC:
+ Length of Seat Cushion: I am 5'10", about 160 lbs. Not a big guy by any means. That said, I did not notice any problem with the length of the seat cushion. The front seat was probably the most comfortable car seat I've ever sat in. In all the reviews I've read (and I think I've read them all), this is the first time I've heard this one.
+ Intrusion of Lower Edge of Console: same thoughts as above
+ Rear Seat Room: Mentioned in most reviews as being cramped; from my experience, I would agree 100% (though not really an issue for me; my use of the back seat for passengers is mostly limited to short trips and not that often to begin with).
+ Cargo space: Mentioned in some reviews, but my quick observation was that it seemed reasonable to me. I guess it's smaller than the competition (based on published specs) but it seemed adequate in my book.
+ Jittery S-mode road behavior: Again, mentioned in most reviews and I did sense some of that in my test drive. But as long as I can move from S back to "standard" or "comfort" when needed, don't see this as a big issue.
+ Gaps between assembled body parts: Not mentioned in most reviews; fit and finish generally get good reviews. My vehicle was an early production model, and everything seemed well put together to me. Last week, my dealer received his first MKC and I took a look at it and all looked fine (it was black, which may help cover up some gaps, but really it looked A-OK to me).
Everyone has their own preferences and items they focus on; hence, the many different commentaries throughout these various reviews we read. But I have to say I'm not too worried about the items above (the most common and valid item is the rear seat volume, which just didn't come as a big surprise to me). As others have noted, this is a compact CUV, and because of that I guess I wasn't expecting too much there to start with.