Join Date: May 2014
Location: Ocean County NJ
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Review-1st Road Trip in new 2016 MKC
Picked up our new MKC & immediately headed out on a 4,000 mile road trip to Denver & back to NJ.
The seats are quite comfortable for long cruising as are the ride & handling.
We had no vehicle problems with the MKC but there are a couple of "minor" frustrations.
We averaged 25.8 mpg(2.3 AWD) for the entire trip, including significant cruising at 70-80+ mph (highway speed limits were 65-75).
As with many recent Ford products, despite the gas mileage, the gas tank should be a bit larger. Cruising range is about 350 miles per tank. However, we often found ourselves starting to look for gas with 100 miles left because sections of the Midwest can be 50-70 miles between convenient gas stations & often the signs do not say how far until the next location. So effectively, the driving range is 250-275 miles. Manageable but another 75 miles (3 gallons) would be more convenient.
We also had a few frustrations with the Navigation system.
Directions seemed to occasionally take us on strange routes. We checked & changed preference settings but still got off the beaten path several times.
When pulling out of motels, gas stations, etc, directions on where to turn were sometimes incorrect or not clear.
The speed limit as shown by the navigation system was often incorrect, showing 65 mph speed limit in places where the posted speed was 60 mph & also where it was posted at 70 mph. This inaccuracy seemed much more frequent than in other vehicles we have owned in recent years with built-in navigation.
Frequently, as soon as we pulled off the highway, we got a message that the "map data was incomplete...drive at your own risk". And this was along Route 80 near larger cities such as Omaha, South Bend, etc. Again, this seems much more noticeable than the system in other vehicles we have owned with built- in navigation. Why doesn't Lincoln just buy the technology or software from Garmin?
The only malfunction was a sticking actuator on the passenger side mirror. When using the preset memory to switch between my wife's driving settings & mine, the mirror would get stuck & click until we manually moved it. Will have the dealer check this out.
All in all, a great trip in a great vehicle.
White TriCoat Metallic/Hazelnut Interior