2016 Small Luxury SUV Comparison: Lexus NX, Lincoln MKC, Infiniti QX50 or Benz GLC? - Lincoln MKC Forum
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post #1 of 5 Old 05-21-2016, 04:50 AM Thread Starter
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Talking 2016 Small Luxury SUV Comparison: Lexus NX, Lincoln MKC, Infiniti QX50 or Benz GLC?

Here's the latest comparison from KBB. Please enjoy!

2016 Small Luxury SUV Comparison - Kelley Blue Book
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Good comparison, thanks for the link.....going in, we all pretty much knew the rear seats are a lil tight...we don't have small kids, and most friends usually hop in their own car when we go out for a dinner night, so no loss there....we have had a few guests and they all said the back seat was comfortable for them...one couple in particular were a lil cramped ( husband is a big guy at 6'5" and his wife is quite tall as well 5'10" (Swedish lol)....They were fine according to them, but it was a short drive to a restaurant,around 30 minutes.
Other than the slightly tighter rear seat seating, I'm happy with the overall MKC experience....and this engine rocks!
Thanks again for posting,saving this comparison for future use!

2016 MKC, Reserve. White Platinum Met Tri-coat.
Leather ebony interior.
Climate package
Technology package
2.3L GTDI ecoboost.
6-speed select SHIFT auto trans.
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Weather Tech front and rear liners ....the rest is ALL Lincoln.
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Agree, good comparison and concur with majority of pros/cons. Selecting a Black Label puts the MKC in the pricing stratosphere that does not represent the majority of those purchased but believe most buyers can figure their way thru this. The back seat is a bit tight, particularly for longer road trips. It's just the wife and I (and our Lab infrequently) so not a major drawback. When out for dinner with friends it seems the guys sit in front and talk about cars and the wives, who are not very large, are in back complaining that all we talk about is cars.......... Have commented before about how quiet the MKC is and happy to see/hear they agree.

The comment about low resale value is a bit of an Achilles heal but it's one of the reasons why you can get a better buy-in price with a bit of negotiation. We have to accept that Lincoln does not have the same demand due to recent history of less than competitive vehicles which seems to be on the upswing and hopefully continues.

While our way of combating this won't work for all but helps our situation. We maintain our cars in very good condition (S California climate definitely helps this) and we keep them for 8 to 10 years. We have a few vehicles so none accumulate excessive mileage and this has resulted in respectable resale values. I do the clay baring/waxing routine as noted elsewhere in the forum twice a year - not to the level of perfection than Candy describes but they sure do look great.

This is our first Lincoln and never thought I would buy one but we are so far impressed with this purchase and hope all, or at least most you folks are also.
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We're in the same boat as you both. It's just the wife and myself and our two dogs so we just needed enough room for luggage and the dogs really. We'll be at a disadvantage when we want to go camping but we know this going in. We're growing tired of tenting anyways hahaha.

I researched the competitors to death before making my choice, and even though the C has some down sides to it, it really depends on the person and their needs. A couple years ago it was my wife's turn for a new ride, and it was similar choices as what I was looking at. She ultimately decided on the Range Rover Evoque. After test driving the C and the completion again she said she would have took the C if it was available at the time. Although not quite as upscale as the Evoque, for the price difference it still would have made her very happy.
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It was a reasonable assessment of the MKC. I had a Honda ready for trade with high mileage and drove a friends MKC which sold me.
I also wanted a small SUV for comfort and to stop looking at the tailpipe of the car in front of me. Sedan V's SUV.
Also wanted to return to a USA brand car company.Pardon my patriotic reason..
Wife's car is a 2002 T Bird.
So far we are pleased after over 30,000 miles.
No complaints about my dealer and service which has been first class.
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