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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 20 29 $31,445 $33,100
AWD 4-Door 19 26 $33,815 $35,595
FWD 4-Door Black Label 20 29 $43,202 $46,205
AWD 4-Door Black Label 19 26 $45,535 $48,700
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 25 33 $23,193 $24,160
AWD 4-Door 23 30 $24,633 $25,660
FWD 4-Door Convenience 25 33 $24,753 $25,785
AWD 4-Door Convenience 23 30 $26,193 $27,285
FWD 4-Door Leather 25 33 $26,385 $27,485
FWD 4-Door Premium 25 33 $27,806 $28,965
AWD 4-Door Leather 23 30 $27,825 $28,985
AWD 4-Door Premium 23 30 $29,246 $30,465
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,445
$23,193
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,100
$24,160
Monthly Payment Estimate
$552 / month
$403 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2015 MKC doesn’t go far in redefining Lincoln as a brand, but badging aside, it presents as exactly the luxury product shoppers want—a lively and lavish, yet super-refined compact crossover. The 2014 Buick Encore is one of very few subcompact premium crossovers, and it mostly does well in that role--but it could use more power.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.8 35.70
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 39.60
Second Hip Room (in) 52.8 50.10
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56 54.10
Second Head Room (in) 38.7 38.80
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 52.50
Front Leg Room (in) 42.8 40.80
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.9 92.8
Front Hip Room (in) 54.4 51.70
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.4 69.90
Track Width, Front (in) 62.4 60.60
Length, Overall (in) 179.2 168.40
Height, Overall (in) 65.2 65.20
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.5 60.60
Wheelbase (in) 105.9 100.60
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 6.20
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 25.2 18.80
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 53.1 48.40
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 25.2 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.2 11.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 10.6 x 0.5
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake Type - Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.5 14.0
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38 36.7
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.72
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 16.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA RAK
Spare Tire Order Code NA RVZ
Rear Tire Size P235/50HR18 P215/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA RAK
Front Tire Size P235/50HR18 P215/55R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 2000 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3791 3190
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 18 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 18 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16"
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection Electronic fuel injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 270 @ 3000 148 @ 1850
Engine Order Code 999 LUV
Displacement 2.0 L/122 1.4/83
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 240 @ 5500 138 @ 4900
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Turbocharged I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 33
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.45
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 4.58
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.36 3.53
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.91
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 2.96
Trans Order Code NA MH8
Clutch Size (in) - NA
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name Lincoln MKC Buick Encore
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front Strut Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - N/A
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5.0 NA
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.7 5.2
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 6.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 130
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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