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Geez, I wish I would have seen this article before I bought my MKC. I would have bought something different......NOT!!
 

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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.
 

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I finished reading the article, and I got no regret owning my Lincoln MKC.

I've seen a few NX200t on the street in motion and parked. I swear it's the ugliest luxury CUV in my book! Definitely not worth it if you plan to have a nice classy car.

I've also seen different colored GLA, which is not mentioned in the article, and it's quite small. It's very nice in the back, but deceptive in the front. Overall, it looks totally like a lower/different class because of its size.

I don't know how they got a fully loaded 2.0 MKC for $48,080, and how they have done their math. I went to Edmunds and a fully loaded NX200t is around $47,000. I got my 2.3 MKC for around $46,000 last August using regular gas (87 octane). Guess who has won since 2014? :grin
 

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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.
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.
 

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Their “cachet” which places Lincoln last proves to be baseless as the article contradicts that statement. They place the Lexus; “If one can get pasted it's” cow catcher “grill”, looks above the MKC? That sets the tone for the bulk of the article. Results are proclaimed to be only their evaluation's unbiased opinions; yeah right, but we have 4-5 Lexus NX adds on each of the six pages. Along with 2 stand alone links to the NX on page 2. There is one link to Jaguar on first page. Pay to play come into mind somewhat?

Lexus and Lincoln are the brands here that have 6 year/70,000 mile powertrain warranty. The 3 others are only 4/50,000 and cost way more.

Conclusion, just another truth slanting biased article.

A honest list would be first, BMW X3, Lincoln MKC, Lexus NX, Volvo XC60 and last place Jaguar Evoque; simply because my test drive was terrible on poor winter roads and the lack of available options.
 

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It is amazing how every review has its different scoring priorities. First, I was pleased there was an in-depth review of the 2.0L. This has to be the first Ecoboost that got praise for real efficiency! Always we hear about thirst (as they boot them hard through tests). All entrants were AWD. Maybe the throttle mapping is different on the MKC 2.0 AWD versus my FWD, but I feel the throttle response is very good-can't imagine how it would improve-although it really snaps in "S" sport mode. A tire swap could easily erase the beefs about turn-in sharpness, but I like Lincoln's ride-handling compromise. These short wheelbase CUVs can get harsh with pitching and tire slap that can get real old long after test-drive short junkets are over- the MKC is really comfortable and quiet when you want. Throwing factors around like name brand-cachet just perpetuate myths that Lincoln needs to shed-shame on 'testers' who do so!
 

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In regards to midnite cruiser's 2.0 driving experience post. I just wanted to add this addition infomation; the present MKC 2.0 engine is out going, soon to be replaced with an updated new Generation 2, 2.0 for 2016 which will match the all new 2.3's engines internal parts. The 2.0 2016 engine, will offer an even greater overall sound, feel and efficiency.

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“The thunk might have been the loudest thing inside the NX 200t's cabin, as its interior quietness took second behind the MKC." ”At the back of the pack are the MKC and Evoque, which not only were the snuggest and most difficult to see out of but also had aggravating ingress and egress because of restrictive apertures and high sills.”

I don't know what part is hard to see out of, unless they meant (we know that) the rear seat. What could be wrong with high sill?

Note: The X3, NX and XC 60 are; 4.6, 3.1 and 3.6 inches longer than the MKC, but all 3 have less total leg room; respectively, of 3.2, 0.7 and 2.0 inches less.

But they dwell that the ingress and egress is difficult and seating is much lower in the MKC.

While somewhat true; they fail to make note of the MKC seat rises the most and offers the largest front legroom, along with an optional Panoramic Vista Roof. Plus the MKC height is 0.9-2.2 lower than 2 other brands tested or that the headroom is right in the center of this grouping.

Then they place it in the center of the pack for this test. :confused:
 
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Strange that the Lincoln is the only one that is a dark color(blue)
 

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Strange that the Lincoln is the only one that is a dark color(blue)
I noticed that too. I wonder why, especially since the other models are white and white seems to be a pretty popular color for the MKC.
 
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