Lincoln MKC Specs
Engine: 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder
0-60 time: 6.6 seconds
EPA Estimate: 18 city / 26 highway
Top Speed: 130 mph
Length, width, height: 179.2 in, 73.4 in, 65.2 in
Volvo XC60 Specs
Engine: 2.0-liter trubo fou-cylinder
0-60 time: 6.1 seconds
EPA Estimate: 22 city / 30 mpg highway
Top Speed: 122 mph
Length, width, height: 182.8 in, 74.4 in, 67.4 in
Both the Volvo XC60 and the Lincoln MKC are each brand's best selling model. Both are competing in a tough segment, but are doing a fine job playing with the big boys, like the Audi Q5, BMW X3, and Mercedes GLK.
In their base forms, both the XC60 and the MKC have identical horsepower figures. The MKC does have a higher top speed, but the XC60 is a bit better at accelerating, so the two remain quite equal when it comes to performance. One area where the XC60 clearly does come out on top of the MKC is in fuel economy though. The XC60 has about 4 more mpg both in the city and on the highway than the MKC.
It appears from reviews that the Volvo XC60 does a bit better when it comes to gripping the road. The MKC has a slightly higher centre of gravity than others in the segment while the XC60 comes in right around average. The XC60 measures 0.82 gs on the skid pad, while the MKC measured 0.83. not a large difference, but a difference nonetheless.
Both vehicles suffer from some issues with road noise, so we will call that a wash.
Another area where the XC60 wins out is safety features. Volvo is known for safety and its autonomous braking system is simply better than competitors. it isn't over zealous like some other systems are.
Ultimately from my findings, the two vehicles are evenly matched in many respects with the Volvo coming out ahead on just a few points. For those who care a lot about safety the Volvo may be the better choice. The Volvo also offers far more engine choices above the base than the MKC does.
What do you guys think of the Volvo XC60 vs. the Lincoln MKC?