So happy for you. Really.So far after 4 months and 2500 miles our 2016 (August build) MKC has been great and we really enjoy driving it. Our dealer is Lincoln only and they have been very helpful with technical questions. The mechanicals have been flawless. The transmission shifts buttery smooth and the 2.3 pulls like its a V6! Seats are comfortable and the Sync 3 is a huge improvement! Love the technology package and the ride control. The front seats are a bit slow to warm but on a remote start they do get warm by the time I get to the vehicle (about 3 minutes walk). The quality of the interior (especially the leather on the seats) is very nice. Glad I listened to my wife and got Espresso/White Sand. When driving it, the ride is nice (comfort and normal) and the cabin is very quiet. Note the 20s ride a bit stiffer than the 19s. I use comfort for Drive (around town) and normal for Sport (on the highway) and I like the ability to choose. At first I questioned the button shifting but we got use to it and we like the extra space it provides on the console. Mileage - Averaging 18-19 around town upper 20s highway on 87 octane. The standard radio is not bad after you fiddle with the controls. Should I have gotten the THX system; its debatable and there were very few available at the time we bought ours. Phone app was a bit of a challenge in the beginning but now I can't live without it.
Going forward we are looking towards using it for some road trips perhaps to Asheville NC to look at some homes and we have a wedding in the Chesapeake bay area in June. In the past we might have flown but the comfort the MKC offers suggests we may drive.
Any real problems? NONE so far. I did add air to my tires! - Let the rants begin .
Considering the MKC is built in the same plant as the Escape where they crank out a couple of hundred thousand (plus Mexico) for over 300K units a year is probably not the best place to build a higher quality but low-volume vehicle like the MKC. I believe this generation MKC was an experiment for Ford/Lincoln and the Escape plant made sense. I suspect (and I hear) MKC production will be moving so it looks like Lincoln considers the MKC a success and maybe with time (and my 2016 seems to confirm it) some of the bugs with the 2015s (especially the early ones) will be/have been addressed.. Again I wanted to off-set some of the other posts on this site that may give some people a less than full picture,