Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Winter Haven, FL
Traded in the MKC... for a Buick Envision
3 reasons, none of which individually would have been enough to look for another car, except perhaps the 3rd.
1. After 2 years, realized the back seat legroom was just too small.
2. Wanted a full-range adaptive cruise instead of one that isn't.
3. Had just about had it with the front park assist.
We didn't choose the MKX because it was too big. We have a small garage, and we apply a size test: Being able to open the tailgate when the garage door is closed and also being able to walk around the front of the car.
Short rant: the front park assist has a sharp, high-pitched beep whose volume can't be adjusted and whose tone is inappropriate in Lincoln Quiet Luxury. It can't be shut off permanently. It's a bother to shut it off temporarily. It intermittently beeps when driving in the rain and sometimes in traffic when we're almost a car length back of another car. Yes, we experienced it during our date night test drive. If we'd realized it could not be disabled we quite possibly would not have bought the MKC.
I'm not going to go on and on about the Envision. But I'll note that at $49k it's better equipped than any MKC and better equipped than a $56k-$60k GLC. And in this size class, the Envision, the Land Rover Discovery Sport and Jaguar F-Pace are the only other ones with actually cooled seats like the MKC.
Our MKC (Reserve with all the options) was a very nice car. But we normally keep the family car for quite a few years, and the MKC was not a keeper.