Compare 2018 Audi Q5 vs 2017 Lincoln MKC

2018 Audi Q5
2017 Lincoln MKC
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2.0 TFSI Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q5 2.0 TFSI Premium 23 27 $38,596 $41,500
Q5 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus 23 27 $38,596 $41,500
Q5 2.0 TFSI Prestige 23 27 $38,596 $41,500
Q5 2.0 TFSI Tech Premium 23 27 $41,014 $44,100
Q5 2.0 TFSI Tech Premium Plus 23 27 $41,014 $44,100
Q5 2.0 TFSI Tech Prestige 23 27 $41,014 $44,100
SQ5 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus 19 24 $50,500 $54,300
SQ5 3.0 TFSI Prestige 19 24 $50,500 $54,300
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Black Label AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MKC Black Label AWD 19 25 $44,917 $48,040
MKC Black Label FWD 21 28 $42,668 $45,635
MKC Premiere AWD 19 25 $33,526 $35,290
MKC Premiere FWD 21 28 $31,236 $32,880
MKC Reserve AWD 19 25 $39,532 $42,055
MKC Reserve FWD 21 28 $37,266 $39,645
MKC Select AWD 19 25 $36,179 $38,285
MKC Select FWD 21 28 $33,907 $35,880

2018 Audi Q5 vs. 2017 Lincoln MKC: Compare Cars

The Audi Q5 and Lincoln MKC are luxurious compact crossover SUVs. Both take to the middle ground in a segment now spanning myriad entries—it's rife with vehicles from the Lexus NX, to the Land Rover Discovery Sport and the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class.

Between these two, the Audi Q5 is the winner, although the MKC is far more competitive than its reputation might suggest thanks in part to its more expressive styling and lower price point. (Read more about how we rate cars.)

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,596
$44,917
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,500
$48,040
Monthly Payment Estimate
$692 / month
$801 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Audi Q5 is certainly the segment's most modern offering, delivering a high degree of technology, comfort, and conservative style. The 2017 MKC is a step in the right direction for Lincoln, thanks to controlled handling and interior luxury, but it lacks rear seat space and the cachet of its luxury rivals.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 56
Second Leg Room (in)
37.8 36.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41 42.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 38.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 55.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 97.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- 52.8
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
183.6 179.2
Height, Overall (in)
65.3 65.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.3 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
111 105.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.5 73.4
Track Width, Front (in)
63.6 62.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
53.1 53.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
25.1 25.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.1 25.2
Brakes
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)
13 12.4
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.3 13.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 15.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 38
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P245/45VR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P245/45VR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
440 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
440 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4400 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4400 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
4400 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4045 3997
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
420 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1600 270 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA 999
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
252 @ 5000 240 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.51 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 4.58
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.30 3.51
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.91
Trans Type
7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.39 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.75 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.96
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi Q5 Lincoln MKC
Body Style
quattro Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 8.4
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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