I appreciate the better value and also the better chance to negotiate, but both of those things are done because Lincoln is trying to boost sales while BMW is in a position of strength and doesn't have to do the same.I always find it amusing when the MKC is compared to its peers.
A fully loaded MKC is about $50k (with the 2.3 motor).
The comparable BMW is $58k (with the 2.0 motor).
I tried to negotiate with two BMW dealers.... there was very little give as demand is high in South Fl. Lincoln offered much better lease rates, dealer incentives, etc. With the X-plan I paid about $46k for a special order. The four year lease rates are the lowest I have ever seen (yes, lower than the 3 year rates).
If I needed to put real people into a back seat or haul anything of real bulk, I would not be looking at anything in this class. I would likely look at the new Murano, new MKX, X5, Buick Encore, etc.