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New MKC owner in Canada. This is our first Lincoln, purchased in May 2015. We are a young family of 4 and really like the vehicle so far :smile

Going on our first long road trip in August!
 

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New MKC owner in Canada. This is our first Lincoln, purchased in May 2015. We are a young family of 4 and really like the vehicle so far :smile

Going on our first long road trip in August!
Welcome to the forum.

Many of us are adding a signature that shows our MKC's "vitals" including the build date. If you want to join us in doing that click on your screen name, then on About Me, and add the signature: Year, Interior/Exterior Color, 2.0/2.3, AWD/FWD, Equipment Group, Options and build date.

The MKC will be a great road trip car. Smooth, quiet, comfortable, with decent gas mileage. On your road trip you're likely to turn heads while people try to figure out what you're driving as there are relatively few of them out there on the road.

Wishing you miles and miles of carefree driving!!
 

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Just returned from a 1,900 mile road trip last week. Trouble free thru rain and hot weather on mostly two lane hi ways thru NV and OR. ran 55 in OR and 75 in NV and averaged 26.6 for the trip. Very quit and great seats for long haul travel. The 2.3 Ego Boost (285 hp) sure comes in handy as does the slick all wheel drive system.
Much better road car then my c-5 vette.
You will really enjoy yours..
 

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Welcome to the forum.

Many of us are adding a signature that shows our MKC's "vitals" including the build date. If you want to join us in doing that click on your screen name, then on About Me, and add the signature: Year, Interior/Exterior Color, 2.0/2.3, AWD/FWD, Equipment Group, Options and build date.

The MKC will be a great road trip car. Smooth, quiet, comfortable, with decent gas mileage. On your road trip you're likely to turn heads while people try to figure out what you're driving as there are relatively few of them out there on the road.

Wishing you miles and miles of carefree driving!!
Thanks...! Signature 'vitals' added.
 

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Just returned from a 1,900 mile road trip last week. Trouble free thru rain and hot weather on mostly two lane hi ways thru NV and OR. ran 55 in OR and 75 in NV and averaged 26.6 for the trip. Very quit and great seats for long haul travel. The 2.3 Ego Boost (285 hp) sure comes in handy as does the slick all wheel drive system.
Much better road car then my c-5 vette.
You will really enjoy yours..
You are in Sedona?...beautiful place! We will be going through OR as well (WA & CA too). Looking forward to testing it out with some long distance driving. Did you find the 'comfort' mode useful at all during your trip?
 

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Awesome. Thanks.

We have almost identical cars!! For 2016 the power liftgate is part of the Select package (as it probably should be). Not that Lincoln is giving it away -I think they raised the MSRP for the package by $500.

Hope you enjoy the forum and find it helpful.
 

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I keep my mkc in sport mode all the time. Have 9,964 miles on the car and have tried all of the different settings and find the sport setting very comfortable and not to mushy for all but fun canyon driving. When I select S with the transmission button it feels a bit more firm then in D setting.
 

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I was very happy to see that you got 26.6 mpg on your trip with the gas guzzling 2.3. I thought that the movement towards turbo's from V-6's were done with the intent of providing better fuel efficiency, but not in the MKC. In mixed driving I am struggling to average 20mpg and if I had opted for the 2.0 I believe there is only a 2 mpg difference. I look forward to my first long trip.
 

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I was very happy to see that you got 26.6 mpg on your trip with the gas guzzling 2.3. I thought that the movement towards turbo's from V-6's were done with the intent of providing better fuel efficiency, but not in the MKC. In mixed driving I am struggling to average 20mpg and if I had opted for the 2.0 I believe there is only a 2 mpg difference. I look forward to my first long trip.
How many miles do you have on her? I think I read in one of the forum threads that the gas mileage improves over time (make that miles).
 

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Congrats on getting the MKC, hopefully it will treat you well in the coming years and even in the short-term since with a new vehicle like this that is also another vital time frame.
 

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I was very happy to see that you got 26.6 mpg on your trip with the gas guzzling 2.3. I thought that the movement towards turbo's from V-6's were done with the intent of providing better fuel efficiency, but not in the MKC. In mixed driving I am struggling to average 20mpg and if I had opted for the 2.0 I believe there is only a 2 mpg difference. I look forward to my first long trip.
Are you driving in "S" (Sport)? If so, that would make a difference. My 2015 MKC has about 7500 miles and I get over 26 combined city (1/3) and country (2/3), but I do not start fast or stop fast. It is surprising how you can increase your mileage by driving with a soft foot (as if you have a raw egg under the gas pedal).

:wink Sometimes on the way home I will coast a long hill near my home for about a mile to further increase the mileage (no traffic 2 lane 55 mph road). I just push the Neutral button and let it coast - saves fuel. I am very happy with my MKC. Fred
 

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Awesome. Thanks.

We have almost identical cars!! For 2016 the power liftgate is part of the Select package (as it probably should be). Not that Lincoln is giving it away -I think they raised the MSRP for the package by $500.

Hope you enjoy the forum and find it helpful.
Yeah, I have to say I was a little surprised that the MKC did not come with a power liftgate as standard equipment.

Having just bought the car - when I read that it would be included with the select package for 2016, I was a bit irritated. But, when I saw that the package price was increased accordingly, I felt better :)
 

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Yeah, I have to say I was a little surprised that the MKC did not come with a power liftgate as standard equipment.

Having just bought the car - when I read that it would be included with the select package for 2016, I was a bit irritated. But, when I saw that the package price was increased accordingly, I felt better :)
Ya, there's no free ride.....no pun intended.

My wife's first thought was that we wouldn't need it because we're "young" seniors in really good shape, but since we usually keep our cars for over a decade we decided to get it.....just in case. If we were 10-15 years younger, we would have taken a pass too. Unfortunately the only one we could find with the power liftgate also had the climate package....but we didn't pay for that. :eek:
 

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I was very happy to see that you got 26.6 mpg on your trip with the gas guzzling 2.3. I thought that the movement towards turbo's from V-6's were done with the intent of providing better fuel efficiency, but not in the MKC. In mixed driving I am struggling to average 20mpg and if I had opted for the 2.0 I believe there is only a 2 mpg difference. I look forward to my first long trip.
Earlier this summer I took a 3,000 mile driving vacation in my 2015 MKC 2.0L FWD. The EPA sticker says 20 City, 29 Highway, 23 combined.

To date, my mileage (manually calculated per tank - not using the trip computer) - for in and around town driving had been primarily in the 21-25 MPG range. Not a lot of highway driving. I always purchase what is listed on the pump as the 87 octane regular unleaded gas.

On vacation where it was pretty much 100% highway driving. 99% of the driving was using the adaptive cruise control set about 5 MPH higher than the speed limit – although I was occasionally at or below the speed limit depending on the traffic around me. There were hundreds of miles where I never considered touching the brake or gas. When driving on high speed interstates – usually in the 70-80 MPH range, I had 8 fill ups – ranging from 25.9 MPG to 27.7 MPG. I had two fill-ups where the highway driving was around 60-65 MPH range (divided highway but not an interstate), those two tanks got me 30.6 and 30.7 MPG. There seems to be a real sweet spot around 60 MPH where the mileage jumps noticeably.

Including the vacation mileage, my calculated lifetime average now sits at 24.76 MPG. All in all, the MKC is a great car to drive on vacation. Enough storage for a 2 week trip. Drives smooth. Quiet. Comfortable. Great sound system.
 

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Hope your right and it does improve over time. I only have 700 miles. However, it is getting the EPA estimates of 18 city 21combined so I am not expecting any improvement. Shoulda-Woulda-Coulda gotten the 2.0 as I thought it drove almost as well as the 2.3 during the test drives. Oh well, as long as gas stays under $3 I'm happy.
 

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OK. Back from our first long US road trip. Very impressed with the MKC! It was comfortable! ... including the two kids in back. We did a max of 7 hours driving in one given day..so tested well. We did high speed interstate driving (75mph+) and lower speed state route driving (55-65MPH)...as well as some city driving. Overall trip mileage was 24.8 MPG (9.5l/100km). Impressed with the acceleration past 60 MPH ;) .. guess I'd be even happier with the 2.3??? haha

Could we have used a couple extra cubic feet of cargo space in back...yes, but we managed. We mastered the sync voice controls, including climate = awesome. Happy with our choice :)
 
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