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Lincoln's great escape.
Car & Driver
October 2014
By: Eric Tingwall


A decade from now, automotive gods willing and if everything goes according to plan, we might recognize this MKC as Lincoln’s great escape. That’s escape with a lowercase “e.” Because while the MKC is based on the Ford Escape, Lincoln has finally, gently broken free from its reputation for building overpriced, reskinned Fords. The rudderless luxury brand appears to be gradually learning the fine art of parts sharing that has been so successful for brands like Volkswagen and Audi.

Inside and out, the MKC makes very few overt references to the Escape, but the most meaningful distinction can be found in the driving experience. Whereas Lincolns past offered a softer, less controlled variation on a Ford’s typically competent dynamics, the MKC delivers the comfort and confidence expected of a luxury vehicle. The cabin is quiet and the ride compliant, yet at the same time, the nicely weighted steering is slack-free and the body control is firmly in check. The top engine, a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder shared with the Ford Mustang, is quiet and well-behaved in meting out its 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque.

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I had a long test drive yesterday in one of these and let me tell you, I love it. It was a wite 2.0T with the panoramic roof, and foot activated liftgate(apparently this is the base version here in P.R.!)It is lovely, power is adequate, interior is very well done(loved the leather used in the seats), and very quiet inside. Also, the service was excellent!
 

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Yep, same. It's about as close to perfection in its class as you can get.
I would not expect such a comment on this site, at least without a sarcastic emoticom. It is nice and competitive as an alternative to the what's popular among the crowds, but I am not crazy about the design language of the Lincoln grill. I think the way to go is with this AWD/turbo combination
 

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I would not expect such a comment on this site, at least without a sarcastic emoticom. It is nice and competitive as an alternative to the what's popular among the crowds, but I am not crazy about the design language of the Lincoln grill
Nope, no sarcasm in my comment. I love the MKC personally. It's about perfect for its intended function.
 

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Looks very nice, and if it drives quieter/nicer than the Escape Titanium I rented I'm impressed.
 

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CR-V and MKC aren't even competitors. They're not even in the same class. I'm not too sure what you mean.

Not a fair comparison, but MKC >>> CR-V
I'm not comparing the two against each other. The Of The Year awards are supposed to be the best in their respective class. I don't believe the CRV is the best in it's class against many others in their respective classes. Get it?
 

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Love the article tire. The MKC is nice but that interior just isn't doing it for me.
We thought the same thing. The interior did not look nearly like it's 50K price tag. It seems many today are too easily impressed. Also of note was the abysmal quality control on 3 examples ranging from ill fitting carpet to interior misfits to a misaligned hood on one.
 

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I had a long test drive yesterday in one of these and let me tell you, I love it. It was a wite 2.0T with the panoramic roof, and foot activated liftgate(apparently this is the base version here in P.R.!)It is lovely, power is adequate, interior is very well done(loved the leather used in the seats), and very quiet inside. Also, the service was excellent!
on > FiN ! !
 

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A remarkably dishonest test. A competent test would have compared it to the Cadihack SRX which IS its direct competitor despite the lies of the Cadihack supporters here.

This test really blows on another point - the starting price of the MKC is in the $30's - perhaps if this rag C/D had tested it with the 2.3 turbo in a fitting way, the value proposition would have been more evident - C/D added bloatware and then compared it with base models from Euro rivals which are stickered at a much higher price than the MKC (or SRX).

I never noticed Lincoln ever stating that the MKC was a sporty product. How can you bash a product for not even claiming it to be this - perhaps if C/D would ask Honduh how its "new" CRV is new when all it is is an MCE with a new front (ugly), new back (ugly chrome) and interior (hideous). That isn't all new unless you are from Total Recall Motors!

Save yourself the embarrassment and buy an MKC and eschew the great pretender, the SRX - a clunky eyesore with an interior fit for a catbox.
 
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