Objectively, the MKC is as good as nearly everything else in its class, if you judge it from purely a product standpoint.
If you place a lot of value on brand cachet, then the MKC doesn't measure up quite as well.
The Volvo XC60 is a natural rival, with a strong set of safety features and good interior comfort.
The Audi Q5 sits as the central target for the MKC; while the Lincoln might be as good in many ways, it doesn't quite have the Audi's reputation, or its easier-to-navigate MMI system.
The new Cadillac XT5 is somewhat larger and offers real luxury in a modern package.
Another alternative is the Infiniti QX50, which has a rear-drive layout and a sport sedan feel, but has little interior space.
The all-new BMW X1 is built on a front-wheel-drive platform and feels less premium than other BMWs.
And at a more modest level, the MKC competes with the Buick Encore, a surprisingly well-equipped, quiet, and comfortable crossover that offers a taste of luxury without much pretense.
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|2017 Lincoln MKCBrowse Used Listings||2017 Audi Q5Browse Used Listings||2017 BMW X1Browse Used Listings||2017 Buick EncoreBrowse Used Listings||2017 Cadillac XT5Browse Used Listings||2017 Volvo XC60Browse Used Listings|
|19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||24 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Turbocharged I4||Gas V6||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Small SUV 2WD||Small SUV 4WD||Large Cars||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle||Small SUV 2WD|
|Premiere FWD||2.0 TFSI Premium||sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle||FWD 4-Door||FWD 4-Door||T5 FWD Dynamic|
|Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||quattro Sport Utility||Sports Activity Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic w/OD|
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