2017 Lincoln MKC Chicago, IL

Lincoln MKC 2017

Considering picking up a compact SUV that offers comfort and convenience? Look no further than the 2017 Lincoln MKC Chicago, IL. The cabin is well cushioned and the features are user friendly. 

Looking for some more details? For starters, lets us not dismiss the 2017 Lincoln MKC as just a Ford Escape in a refurbished form. Apart from a few mechanical aspects, the 2017 Lincoln MKC does not share anything more in common with the Ford Escape. 

The MKC makes its mark with a super quiet cabin and a remarkably effective driver-adjustable suspension.

If you are looking to have the maximum from the list of standardized features at an affordable price, then be sure your search ends here.

Styling, Trims and Variants

The2017 Lincoln MKC is a five seater compact luxury SUV that comes with four trims:

  • Premier The MKC Premiere come with standard features such as 18-inch wheels, tinted rear windows, automatic xenon headlights, LED running lights, a power liftgate, heated mirrors, rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, remote ignition, keyless ignition to name afew.
  • The MKC Select includes auto-dimming and power-folding mirrors, an eight-way power passenger seat, a power-adjustable steering wheel, ambient interior light, and leather seats. Optionally, you could include a panoramic sunroof and the Select Plus package that offers you a navigation system, pinch-and-swipe Sync 3 functionality and a blind-spot warning system.
  • The MKC Reserve includes all the features offered in Selectand additional attributes like a hands-free power liftgate, ventilated front seats, etc. Nineteen- and 20-inch wheels are also available.
  • The MKC Black Label adds further value to the Reserve features like 19-inch wheels, a multimode adaptive suspension (known as CCD, optional on Select and Reserve), upgraded leather upholstery, special colour choices etc.

All the three variants can be loaded with 14-speaker THXII sound system as well as the climate package. 

Alternatively, the Reserve and Black Label can be fitted with the Technology Package which offers you cruise control, collision warning and the likes.


The MKC is powered by turbocharged four-cylinder engines paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. This 2.0-liter engine produces 240 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque and comes with an EPA rating of 23 mpg combined (21 city/28 highway) in front-wheel-drive form.

The Premiere Variant comes with a 2.3 litre engine and offers an EPA of 21mpg combined (18/25)

Safety Features

The 2017 Lincoln MKC Chicago, IL, offers safety features like:

  • stability control,
  • antilock disc brakes,
  • a rear-view camera,
  • front side airbags,
  • driver knee airbag and
  • Side curtain airbags.
  • A unique feature is My-Key, which allows parents to set electronic boundaries (such as maximum speed and radio volume) as a safety measure when youngsters are behind the wheel.
  • Blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane departure intervention and a frontal collision warning system with emergency brake priming are all optional.

Interiors and Special Features

The quality of materials used in the MKC can be summarised as passable and definitely not on par with its competitors. But what surely seems to be a winner here is the Standard sync-3 system that provides a smartphone like touchscreen interface that can be loaded with navigation and include the pinch to zoom and swipe motions. Another big plus point is the provision of Apple Carplay and Siri Eyes-Free function for i-phone users and android auto.

But, there seems to be a shortfall when it comes to space. Legroom at the rear is not something to boast about. The boot space is also not very substantial. The MKC offers 25.2 cubic feet behind the second row and 53.1 cubes with the rear seatbacks folded down.

All that said if you are indeed looking for a crossover that is high on luxury, offers comfort and provides you with a quiet cabin, then the 2017 Lincoln MKC Chicago, IL, it is for you.