My 2017 with 33,000 miles is very noisy. Not sure if it’s axle noise, tire noise or just road noise. It also has an irritating dash rattle. A tech service bulletin tells the dealer how to fix the rattle but the dealer, only one in Charleston, SC, did not fix it twice. I tried followed the instructions but have been unsuccessful. And the dealer gave me a loaner with no gas. Also the front seat has developed a small tear between 2 of the “holes”. Not counting it had to be towed to the dealer once, the battery was replaced just out of warranty and the key fob battery has been replaced twice. I would give it a D.I have a 2017 MKC AWD with less than 30K miles (purchased new) and I must say this is the nicest car I've ever owned!!! And, I have owned MANY, cars over the years... I find the quality of this car to be the best I've owned to date. As far as the new Lincolns, I can't comment as I have not driven one yet. Overall, I would rate mine at least an A.
Just my 2 cents....
I agree about taking Consumer Reports with a grain of salt however i live in a large northern metro area where the streets have been neglected for years. It has been said we are 30 years behind in paving. The Lincoln is the WORST ride i have ever had in this city but the best ride when the pavement is fairly decent. The car "bobs" just like Consumer Reports said so you can understand where it was tested. This is also the smallest vehicle i have ever owned in 50+ years of driving. Some streets i just avoid because the ride is punishing in parts of the city.This is just my opinion but you got to take anything Consumer Reports says with a grain of salt. When researching vehicles I first read about them using Consumer Reports and KBB. The ratings and opinions of the same cars can be NIGHT AND DAY. An example is the Buick Envision (before the redesign) which is similar to the MKC. KBB praised it for its whisper-quiet ride. CR, however, slams it, saying the ride is unsettled and it has "excessive wind noise." How can you have it both ways? To the best of my knowledge CR tests their vehicles at the TRC proving grounds, whereas KBB tests vehicles with real-life, everyday driving, primarily around LA. I guess in other words CR vehicles never leave the track but KBB vehicles get real-world driving. As for the MKC, KBB had good things to say about its ride and handling, such as, "Lincoln gave the new MKC a wide track and a low center of gravity, which greatly improve this compact SUV’s ability to corner and maneuver like a small sports sedan." But CR says, "In contrast to the Escape's composure, the Lincoln bobs around too much on the road; the ride never settles down." For both I'm using the years 2018. I disagree with CR's opinions.
And CR is generally wrong about their reliability ratings, specifically with new cars. An example was the redesigned Chevy Cruze for 2017, which they recommended and praised it for performing much better than the competition. Upon its initial release, their reliability verdict was double green, meaning the best possible rating. But about 1 year later, surprise! The engine is now known to suffer from cracked piston heads, among other issues, and now the overall reliability is rated double red, which is the lowest possible rating.
Check your ride and handling settings - maybe you have it set to 'Comfort' instead of 'Normal' - that would give you a bouncier ride for sure.I agree about taking Consumer Reports with a grain of salt however i live in a large northern metro area where the streets have been neglected for years. It has been said we are 30 years behind in paving. The Lincoln is the WORST ride i have ever had in this city but the best ride when the pavement is fairly decent. The car "bobs" just like Consumer Reports said so you can understand where it was tested. This is also the smallest vehicle i have ever owned in 50+ years of driving. Some streets i just avoid because the ride is punishing in parts of the city.
It sounds like Consumer Reports is slinging BS because the November 21,2020 reliability ratings had Tesla 27th and Lincoln 28th at dead last.If anyone has a copy of the March 2021 issue of Consumer Reports, turn to page 56. It has an article on the most and least liked brands. Most liked brand is Tesla - guess which comes in at the number 2 spot ? Yes - Lincoln.
88% of buyers would buy Tesla again, next is Lincoln with 79% . This is miles ahead of BMW at 70%, Lexus at 67%, Mercedes at 64% and Cadillac at 59%. No