There are pros and cons to the heavy factor. One thing I love about the heavy factor is the ride is far less stiff. Because of the larger wheel base of the MKX you don't feel the bumps as much as you do in the MKC. But you give up that "agile" feel. It's a catch 22. I'm in Southern California where all our freeways are concrete and have the expansion joints in them. So you feel every single one of those as your MKC rolls over it. But every car does, unless you have an air ride, like the old town car or the new Land Rovers or Volvos. I traded up from a Lexus ES Hybrid, and my ES felt all those concrete bumps on the freeway ALMOST as much as the MKC does, because Lexus tried to make all their cars stiff like Beemers to try and compete. (YUCK)Well, I sat with my sales guy today, and it was NOT a pretty pic....basically the hit would have been in the range of $20 large after all was said and done....when we factored in depreciation,additional up cost of the MKX plus taxes, PDI, and the rest of it.....I just walked away from the idea...I find the MKC has a lot of things going for it that supersede the MKX,weight for one...the roominess difference is not that different, definitely roomier, but not 20 grand roomier LOL.
The '16 MKX I checked out came with the Revel sound system, which was really nice, some features on it were nice to have, but not MUST have's either! There is a distinct upscale feel to the interior, just slightly more so than the MKC's....
What I did not like was the heaviness to the MKX...I love the agility and on demand acceleration the MKC offers...I also found it to be quite thirsty, compared to the C... I'm happy with the C as it stands, I was mostly thinking of more room over the C, but for the two of us, the C's just fine.
Manager at the dealership essentially gave me the X for the day with no strings or timelines attached, as he said, drive to Toronto for a coffee or lunch ( 1.5 hrs away) you get to check it out on the highway and in the city....did not feel like spending most of my day commuting on a 3 hr round trip, so stayed within Peterborough's city limits and drove around for close to an hour....this is where I started to notice the heaviness, unless I was mashing the right foot down to get decent pickup!
Looks like the MKC is here to stay LOL.