Lincoln has drastically changed the look of the MKC, it’s something that looks more refreshing and young. To make things clear, Lincoln is a brand by itself, it’s not called Ford Lincoln similar to how you never call a Lexus, Toyota Lexus. The MKC 2015 was one of the cars I enjoyed driving most since it was packed with advanced features.
You get a super wide sunroof which gives the guys at the backseat a great view, I noticed it’s even better when it starts raining. The leg space you get is pretty decent too, never had the feeling where I was squeezed in. The MKC has 5 seats but can fit in 6 people if you have kids.
I must say I thought I was a law-abiding citizen. In the past 2 years I’ve received zero speed tickets. The car has a feature where it will notify whenever you pass the speed limit on a specific road, it tracks all speed limits including roads with a speed limit of 60 km/h. I would at least get 3 notifications per ride telling me I’ve passed the speed limit.
I guess when it comes to small roads or roads with a speed limit of 45 km/h or 60 km/h we completely ignore that rule and drive off at whatever speed we want. The only way I know of to disable these notifications is to power off the navigation.
This has to be the most interesting part of the car, the part where I spent a fair amount of time looking for the actual gear. As it turns out, it’s a bottom-system gear which is something I haven’t tried before. Although this is definitely not for muscle car fans the gear was great. Switching gears was quick and smooth, every gear was always one button away and the car automatically switches to P when you shut the engine off. This looks like a great option for girls to have.
The Lincoln MKC comes with 3 USB ports and an AUX system along with the usual radio, CD player etc. What I liked a lot was now I can charge my battery card from the car and charge my phone whenever I want. For more details on the Lithium Battery Card click [here].
This is a video consisting of me trying the auto-park service. The first 20 seconds of the video is the car scanning for a free spot, at 21 seconds I take my hands off the wheel and from here on it does everything else. It wasn’t a super accurate parking but it did a pretty good job. You can also have it get you out of a really tight spot, as a vice versa feature.
Another advanced feature I really liked about the car was the lane-keeping system. The car will automatically detect you’re in a lane and if the car doses off to another lane the wheel will automatically turn to keep you in your lane. This comes in handy for someone staring at their phone while driving all the time, which I don’t recommend but it’s a cool feature once you try it.
The MKC I tried came with a 2.0L EcoBoost, 240 horsepower engine with a 6-Speed SelectShift automatic transmission with paddle activation. The 6-speed selectshift was indeed speedy, you never have to wait for the gear to shift. Sports mode made the car quicker in response, faster in gear changes but it wasn’t a dramatic change in performance, as many others cars.
One of things I hate in my car is when I take a turn only to find out a small car was driving next to me on the lane I was turning to. I wish this feature was in the car I owned, the MKC will blink a yellow light when a car is next to you but you can’t see it which helps you decide whether to take the turn or not.
You can set the color of the lights in the car depending on your mood and there’s a variety of colors to pick from, you can even pick the intensity of each color. This feature was also present Ford Explorer Sport I reviewed last year. It’s these small things that really make a greater experience in the long run.
Overall I was pretty happy with the car, I actually didn’t want to give it back, wanted a few more days with it. The Lincoln MKC starts at KD 12,999 and I think goes up to KD 15,000. There are two models in Kuwait, the one I tried with 2.0L EcoBoost and the stronger model with 2.3L EcoBoost.