Just wanted to point out that a lot of this type of information is already noted at US News. In another post I mentioned this. US News provides an aggregated rating for cars based on analysis of other reviews. Similar to metacritic or rottentomaotes. They average reviews and note common praises or critiques and provide scoring for a car. Their take is here; Lincoln MKC
Other than that this post confuses me a little... you mention;
...the capacitive touch switches in the interior of the MKC. While these look great, a level of simplicity and practicality is lost.
What capacitive touch swiches? The MKC doesn't have any capacitive touch switches other than the capacitive touch screen of the infotainment system. The MKC was notable in that it eliminated the capacitive switches from earlier Lincoln's and went back to buttons and knobs, to improve simplicity and practicality, as you pointed out. Are you sure this criticism was from an MKC review? Are there switches I'm not using?
Outside of that, I'll list my other disagreements and then my other critiques.
I don't agree with consumer reports about the handling, and I think they are a significant anomaly when compared with the other industry reviews in that regard. They mention the 2.3 as a solution, but really that doesn't affect handling it affects acceleration and I guess turbo lag reducing throttle inputs. Nearly all other reviews said handling was better than they expected and a welcome change for Lincoln on this car. The 2.3 in particular has impressed notable publications like Car and Driver and Motor Trend. I can only comment on the AWD model with CCD, and I haven't driven the FWD only model that doesn't have the CCD suspension.
I also don't know about slowly rendered maps, I haven't noticed issues in my use, but I also haven't been overwhelmed by how responsive it is. I honestly don't use the navigation much anyway, so maybe someone else can comment.
Navigation Online Updates:
I do agree that a lack of online maps data is annoying (the SD card update method feels antiquated). I honestly just use Google Maps on my phone more often anyway, and I hope Android Auto and Apple Car Play eventually kick these car based navigation methods to the curb.
I agree it is average, but I think that's about what you can expect given the performance. It would be nice to see a hybrid option down the road maybe.
I think the one everyone can agree on is that the rear seat could use a few more inches. Other than that yes, it is small for the class. Other offerings have more trunk capacity. Some have less. This is a metric that really depends on your use case. Is it too small? That depends on what you'll be using it for. It's not as small as a Mercedes GLA, which would be too small for me. It's not as big as some others. I would recommend test driving and seeing if it meets your needs. It will be too small for some buyers for sure, it will probably not be too big for many.
The lighting is overall well done, but I have two minor gripes. I wish they would have used all LED and not skimped on the license plate light and the turn signal indicators. I also would like to see more lighting in the trunk, perhaps in the lift gate. The signal side LED is fairly inadequate at night and when you have items in the trunk blocking its light.
I think the colors are a bit garish. I think they could have gone a bit more upscale on these.
Some of the competition have surround cameras in this segment. It would have been nice to see that in this car too.
Do you have the panoramic roof? Do you want a roof rack? Good luck! If anyone has found an option please let me know.