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2015 Lincoln MKC vs The Competition

2015 Lincoln MKC: How does it stack up against the competition?


The 2015 MKC is about to hit showrooms in April. For 2014 there will be 4 primary c-segment(105-108 inch wheelbase) competitors. The Audi Q3, Acura MDX BMW X1 and the Mercedes Benz GLK.

With the 2015 MKC also having the potential to pull sales from the $37k longer wheelbase(110.5)Audi Q5, and $39k similar sized wheelbase(107.9)Lexus RX, until the next gen 2016 MKX arrives.

All models starting around the same $30k+ price point. With all things(base price/engine/hp) being pretty much equal, until you start to add options where the Lincoln MKC has the advantage. The Acura MDX comes in as the major competitor. The German competition get quite a bit more pricey when the options start to pile on.

With all that being said, the initial determination to get the compact SUV/SAV on the consumers short list is how it looks.

So you be the judge.......how do you think the 2015 MKC stacks up against the competition?

(Update: Removed GLA and added GLK, RDX, Q5 and RX)


2015 Lincoln MKC - $33k/240hp


2014 BMW X1 - $30k/240hp


2015 Audi Q3 - $30k est/200hp


2014 Acura RDX - $34k/273hp


2014 Mercedes Benz GLK - $37k/202hp


2014 Audi Q5 - $37k/220hp


2014 Lexus RX - $39k/270hp
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The MKC is hands down the best looking of the four and its not even close. When was the last time you could say that about a Lincoln? If it can match or exceed them in driving dynamics and build/materials quality then there will be reason for hope!!!
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Re: 2015 Lincoln MKC vs The Competition

Wait a sec...those are not competitors to the MKC at all! You can't compare on pricing alone.

MKC is the size of the Q5, X3...and definitely not the GLA. But more accurately, the MKC competes with RDX, Lexus NX, and soon the Buick Anthem.
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Wait a sec...those are not competitors to the MKC at all! You can't compare on pricing alone.

MKC is the size of the Q5, X3...and definitely not the GLA. But more accurately, the MKC competes with RDX, Lexus NX, and soon the Buick Anthem.
Yeah, what he said!
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Wait a sec...those are not competitors to the MKC at all! You can't compare on pricing alone.

MKC is the size of the Q5, X3...and definitely not the GLA. But more accurately, the MKC competes with RDX, Lexus NX, and soon the Buick Anthem.
The $37k, 110 inch wheelbase Q5 competes in the next larger class with the MKX at $37k and 111 inch wheelbase. The X3 is the same at $39k and and 110 inch wheelbase. Unlike the X1 at $30k and 108 inch wheelbase and the upcoming Q3 and the MKC that should be about 108 inches(Escape 105.9) when official dimensions are released.

NX and Anthem don't quite exist yet, just including what is to be available in 2014. But forgot all about the RDX(105 inch wheelbase), will try to add that one.
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The $37k, 110 inch wheelbase Q5 competes in the next larger class with the MKX at $37k and 111 inch wheelbase. The X3 is the same at $39k and and 110 inch wheelbase. Unlike the X1 at $30k and 108 inch wheelbase and the upcoming Q3 and the MKC that should be about 108 inches(Escape 105.9) when official dimensions are released.

NX and Anthem don't quite exist yet, just including what is to be available in 2014. But forgot all about the RDX(105 inch wheelbase), will try to add that one.
Wheelbase aside, exterior and interior dimensions are in line with the Q5, GLK, and X3.
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Re: 2015 Lincoln MKC vs The Competition

^ & ^^ Will, were you the one who posted that the MKC wheelbase is UNchanged from the Escape's?

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Wow!!....... the Lincoln clearly is nicer looking than the competition.
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I think the MKC competes with the Q5, X3, GLK, and RDX. That said, it's still the best looking on the bunch. I'm really excited to see how it compares to the other dynamically, specially with 2.3.
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^ & ^^ Will, were you the one who posted that the MKC wheelbase is UNchanged from the Escape's?
Yes it has the same wheelbase as the Escape but it is wider, longer, and it isnt as tall. The 105.9inch wheelbase is short in comparison to the Q5 and the others but the other dimensions (ext/int) arent so different.
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