For a start, the 2018 Lincoln MKC is a crossover, and the popularity of crossovers these days makes the MKC automatically attractive to many buyers. The Lincoln does a great job of appealing to a wide audience by presenting itself as a genuinely luxurious crossover SUV with a smaller price tag than many of its competitors. The Lincoln MKC is the best of both worlds--affordable luxury in an SUV package.
Inside the Lincoln MKC is built and equipped as well as any of its German and Japanese competitors. On the outside, the MKC ticks all of those compact crossover styling boxes, while also having a distinctive style of its own due to its unique front fascia. Add the upscale features like the hands-free liftgate and the Panoramic Vista Roof, and you soon realize how much quality is offered here.
Just as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, what makes a good car can be very different depending on who you ask. But apart from the interior and exterior styling, which is outstanding, every other aspect of the Lincoln MKC is excellent with no real weak points at all.
The comfort and features are all well above par, even for a luxury model, with plenty of standard and available safety features too. The base 2.0-liter turbo-four engine delivers a very confident 240 horsepower, while those wanting a little more excitement can opt for the 285 horsepower 2.3-liter turbo-four. With nothing obvious weakening its performance and reputation, it's easy to say that the Lincoln MKC is a good car.
The Lincoln MKC is a crossover SUV and some people will want to tow with it. The towing capacity is the same with either engine and it also makes no difference if you have front- or all-wheel drive. In order to maximize the Lincoln MKC's towing capacity, though, you will need to add the trailer tow package.
With that package, the 2018 Lincoln MKC has a maximum towing capacity of 3,000 pounds. Those numbers don't put it in the same league as a Navigator, but it's still a usable capacity for most buyers interested in a compact crossover. Inside the Lincoln though, you'll find 25.2 cu.-ft. of cargo space behind the second row, a total passenger volume of 97.9 cu.-ft., and 53.1 cu.-ft. for hauling stuff that doesn't go in a trailer.
Front-wheel drive is the standard format in all versions of the MKC with the standard 2.0-liter engine under the hood. However, all three trim levels (Premiere, Select, and Reserve) with the base engine can be upgraded to all-wheel drive, if you wish.
But if you opt for a 2018 Lincoln MKC in Select or Reserve trim levels with the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine option, then the all-wheel drive system comes standard and connected to the six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with paddle activation found in all MKC models.