The 2019 Lincoln MKC continues to represent the entry level of the brand’s crossover range, manipulating the bones of the Ford Escape into a skilled, comfortable high-end runabout. Sales start in summertime 2018 with the MKC continuing to present of Ford’s Louisville, Kentucky factory.
Lincoln hasn’t announced rates or given an indication of the available trim levels, but we anticipate the MKC to continue in 4 trims– a base Premiere, a mid-grade Select, an upmarket Reserve, and a range-topping Black Label– with rates increasing just marginally over the 2018 model.
2019 Lincoln MKC Design
For the 2019 model year, Lincoln has dumped the MKC’s double-wing grille, replacing it with a family face that much more carefully resembles the appearance pioneered by the Continental and improved by the Navigator. The rectangular, chrome-heavy grille looks definitely more refined than the plastic-heavy double-wing of the past. The somewhat reshaped headlights aren’t as remarkable a departure from the 2018 model as the grille, but Lincoln’s designers have discreetly changed the front lights to much better match the brand name’s new design language. Changes to the back are much subtler, totaling up to bit more than some extra chrome trim.
2019 Lincoln MKC Changes
Changes in the cabin are similarly minor, although Lincoln did take the opportunity to up the quality of its products, particularly in the range-topping Black Label, which continues to offer 3 interior decoration themes– Modern (white leather and Argento wood), Indulgence (brown leather with Ziricote wood), and Center Stage (black leather with red piping and Alcantara seat inserts). Signing up with those styles is a new Rialto Green shade for the leather with black ash wood trim.
The larger changes in the cabin come in the devices roster. A wifi location, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto are all standard, as are forward-collision warnings with automatic emergency situation braking. On the safety front, clients can add several other active assistants, including active park assist, lane departure warning, and blind-spot displays with rear cross-traffic alert.
2019 Lincoln MKC Exterior
While Lincoln has actually released a rather impressive exterior refit and dealt with some glaring shortcomings for the 2019 MKC, its changes under the hood amount to approximately nil. The base engine is a 2.0-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder with 245 horse power and 275 pound-feet of torque. A 2.3-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder ups the output to 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. Both engines work together with 6-speed automated transmissions, which is somewhat disappointing thinking about the new-for-2019 8-speed automatic coming to the MKC’s huge bro, the Nautilus.
2019 Lincoln MKC Release Date and Price
Search for more in-depth pricing and trim info ahead of the 2019 Lincoln MKC’s summer 2018 on-sale date.