Jesse’s Reviews – February 2019
When I think of Lincolns, I first think of big, bulky vehicles that many of our grandparents owned. Not you grandma, but many others. On the other hand, I think of a quality American brand recognized for their luxurious, comfort-inspired designs. The legendary Continental or the Town Car are commonly what I envision when I think of Lincoln’s fleet of vehicles, though the brand is changing that. I had the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a 2019 Lincoln MKC, an entry-level crossover that has been entirely redesigned from the 2018 model, offering a sportier vibe in the process.
First, let’s talk about the new styling that Lincoln has to offer for 2019. The front end has a revised look that introduces a new grille and headlamps that give off a much sportier aesthetic. The new look continues around the back and inside, where plenty of comfort and luxury awaits. An abundance of technology, including SYNC 3, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and USB ports for charging all of your much-needed devices can be found inside. There is even a Wi-Fi hotspot; a perfect feature for folks like myself. Lincoln has also incorporated an array of driver-assist features, providing a unique driving experience in the process. Other details such as heated and cooled seats are a nice touch. Although the MKC has been reworked for 2019, it still keeps the character, comfort and elegance one would expect from a Lincoln.
Now, let’s dive into the rest of this impressive vehicle. The 2019 MKC comes standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 cylinder that puts out 240 hp. Although it provides ample power to get you where you need to go, it certainly will not win any races; but that is not what it’s made for. Performance isn’t the star of the show when it comes to the MKC Select. The MKC is spacious, comfortable and practical. It’s a road-trip worthy vehicle that would also be just as great for picking up the kids and hauling around life’s essentials. The 2019 Lincoln MKC Select is both functional and fun, while staying true to what the Lincoln brand is known for. For anyone interested in having a closer look, head over to Lincoln of Ocala and drive one for yourself.