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Lincoln needs the MKC to be a hit. The company desperately wants to shake its image as a manufacturer of stodgy sedans and mammoth SUVs. The MKZ sedan was supposed to be the first step in a brand reinvention targeting younger, more diverse customers (i.e. import buyers), but things arenít going according to plan.

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Engines: 2.0L turbo four-cylinder with 240 hp, 270 lb-ft of torque. 2.3L turbo four-cylinder with 285 hp, 305 lb-ft.
Transmission: Six-speed automatic.
Fuel economy: 2.0L FWD rated at 20/29 MPG city/highway. 2.3L AWD rated at 18/26 MPG city/highway.
Price: Premiere 2.0 L FWD starts at $33,995 after destination charges. Reserve 2.3L AWD costs $44,565.
With the compact crossover market red-hot right now, it makes sense that Lincoln chose this segment for its next premium import fighter. Keeping with current Lincoln tradition, the MKC is based on a Ford platform, the Escape in this case. Lincolnís engineers wanted to differentiate the MKC from its Ford sibling and gave it a wider stance thanks to an increase of almost an inch in both the front and rear tracks. This not only gives the vehicle a more aggressive, well-proportioned stance, it also helps with driving dynamics.

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Style-wise the MKC couldnít be any more Lincoln and aside from a large front overhang, looks nothing like the Escape. Up front is a split-wing grille that leads into a pair of Germanesque headlights. The rear of the MKC features a wraparound liftgate that uses Fordís foot waving, hands-free accessibility technology. As is all the rage these days, the MKC has LED mirror mounted projectors that project the Lincoln logo onto the ground when you approach the vehicle.
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"Liftgate that uses Fordís foot waving" is really misleading. At some point, I started "waving" left to right (or right to left) with my foot, and much more to my amazement the powered liftgate did not operate most of the time.
It's more of a kick-in, and foot out.
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i have read of issues with the system similar to what you have mentioned.
it's a cool feature to have but a very small plus to me.



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Luckily I have never had any problems! Kicked in and opens right up!
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Hopefully it stays that way, but seeing it's a sensor, who's knows how much longer it could be till some fault shows up.



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Ha, Ha!!! Have your dog run underneath it while you are standing next to it with the key fob in you pocket! That happened to me about a week ago.... I started to laugh and try to get her to close it, but she didn't cooperate.


I do like the intended feature a lot tho.
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