2017, 2018 Lincoln MKC Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
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What's New For 2018?
A few important changes have been made on the 2018 Lincoln MKC. The biggest alteration is that 4G LTE with WiFi connectivity is now standard across the line-up. On the Select trim and above, you can get power lumbar support on both of the front seats. The Premier now has four-way power lumbar support equipped on the driver's seat.
The 2018 Lincoln MKC is available solely as a luxury crossover SUV with seating for five passengers.
There are four trim levels that you can select between on the 2018 Lincoln MKC. Each trim level comes equipped with a standard 2.0-L 4-cylinder engine which generates 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel drive and a 6-speed automatic transmission round out the MKC's powertrain. The three highest trim levels can be loaded with an optional 2.3-L 4-cylinder engine that gets 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive is optional. The base trim is known as the Premiere, and it rides on 18-inch wheels. This trim is well-equipped, featuring the Sync 3 infotainment system, keyless ignition and entry, and beautiful leather upholstery. The second trim level is the Select. Standard features on this trim include ambient lighting in the cabin and mirrors that are both power-folding and automatically-dimming. The Select Plus package (which features advanced driver aids) is optional. The Reserve trim features everything on the Select as well as front seats that are ventilated and larger wheel options. The line-topping Black Label trim adds a headliner made of chic simulated suede, upgraded leather upholstery, and unique choices of color.
Unfortunately, driving the 2018 Lincoln MKC can best be described as merely average. The 2.3-L engine does give a nice boost of power that gets the MKC from 0 to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds, but this isn't enough to best some of the MKC's top competitors. However, the 6-speed automatic transmission provides the MKC with fluid shifting abilities and never gets stuck searching for gears. Braking is moderately firm but might feel a bit too soft for seasoned drivers. The MKC's steering does provide a good amount of immediate feedback, but as you go, you won't feel much from the road surface. However, you will only have to put a small amount of effort into steering. Handling lacks refinement, as turning produces a good amount of body roll. Getting around on congested urban roadways can be a bit taxing due to the vehicle's bulky nature. Regardless, you get a good amount of torque from either engine option that will help you out on the highway.
The MKC's fuel economy is also pretty average for its class. Most MKC variants with the base engine will get you somewhere around 23 mpg combined (21 city/28 highway). Of course, those numbers drop if you opt for all-wheel drive. The 2.3-L engine only comes with AWD and gets you 21 mpg combined (19 city/25 highway).
The Lincoln MKC is still a young vehicle. It will take some time before it reaches refinement, but Lincoln seems to be putting in a good effort. The MKC is a decent budget-friendly choice for those seeking a bit of luxury.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Lincoln MKC invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Lincoln MKC MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.