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Been lurking a bit while exploring available info on the MKC.

I traded a 2011 MKZ for a loaded Hyundai AWD Sport. I needed towing capability that I could't get with the MKZ without jeopardizing warranty.

Love the SF but am missing a bit of the luxury the MKZ provided to butt, etc.
We looked at the MKX at the time but found the seats very uncomfortable.

What I'm hoping for in the MKC is comfortable seats and a softer ride than I'm getting now. Don't read this wrong, the SF is giving me a the best ride we found at the time but it's not quite MKZ.

At the time we looked at Outback, Murano, MKX and even a bit higher up but none passed our butt test. Most were short on the seat in inches leaving legs unsupported when comparing to what we were used to in the MKZ and a 2001 Buick we still have.

I'm hoping the MKC will pass our butt test so that I can start planning for a trade-up next year, or maybe even this year :)
 

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Had decided that I wanted a CUV type, rather than sedan. I used to have a pickup as well so the occasional hauling stuff was no problem.
I did put a hitch on the MKZ and bought a utility trailer to cover those occasions but then decided to remove the hitch as I didn't to be exposed to the warranty issue. I.e. using "you towed" as an excuse to decline warranty some day in future. The replacement had to be more utilitarian than a sedan yet I didn't want to give up the comfort of the MKZ. The SRX fit the bill in comfort but I just couldn't justify the cost to myself.
I got close with the SantaFe and saved some money which will allow me trade sooner rather than later, assuming the MKC turns out as nice as I'm hoping.
 

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what kind of towing capability will you be looking for out of the MKC? You're making a great choice (says the guy on an MKC forum ;)) Welceom to our small (for now) but great community here, knowledgeable as well :D
 

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oh psh no worrys indeed, MKZ would of done that easy though ;) but I hear you on warranty, they can be militant. However they can only void your warranty if they can prove that towing is responsible for any mechanical failure. And I do believe that tow packs were offered for MKZ through ford, they like to scare people with the warranty stuff so they buy OEM instead of aftermarket ;)

ah well its been done already, just saying :p:D
 

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FYI, tried to go the Ford route at the time but no luck. Perhaps due to being in Canuck Land.

Water under the bridge now anyways. Turned out ok. Much nicer to have the big trunk up high :)

One concern I have is that the MKC will be smaller than my Hyundai, though I have just the short one it seems I'd loose some volume.
I won't worry about it as volume alone does not make room for stuffs.

Guess I'll find out in a few months when looking at it in the flesh (metal) :)
 

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FYI, tried to go the Ford route at the time but no luck. Perhaps due to being in Canuck Land.

Water under the bridge now anyways. Turned out ok. Much nicer to have the big trunk up high :)

One concern I have is that the MKC will be smaller than my Hyundai, though I have just the short one it seems I'd loose some volume.
I won't worry about it as volume alone does not make room for stuffs.

Guess I'll find out in a few months when looking at it in the flesh (metal) :)
a few months, more like a few weeks :D They've already got a bunch of them roving about to local dealers. All signs point to allotments arriving sometime before the end of June :D


 
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