|2016 Lincoln MKC||Ford Edge|
|7.2 seconds||0-60 mph||7.5 seconds|
|4 years||Warranty||3 years|
Car shoppers looking for a quality crossover SUV may be tempted to choose the 2016 Ford Edge over the 2016 Lincoln MKC to save a few dollars. In this comparison we’ll look at what you might miss out on if you pass up the MKC.
Standard features included in the price of every Lincoln MKC are dual-zone automatic climate control, eight-way power-adjustable heated leatherette seats, 10-speaker sound system, LED taillights, parking assist, heated mirrors, fog lights, roof rails, speed-sensitive steering and remote starting. It’s true that you can get many of these features in the Ford Edge as optional extras, but that would mean upgrading to the Titanium trim. That would defeat the price savings by pushing the cost of the vehicle north of $35,000. So, in fact, if you can’t live without some of these luxury features, the better value is actually the MKC.
The 2016 Ford Edge is definitely the sportier looking SUV of the two, and it has a horsepower rating to match. Even though the MKC and the Edge use the same 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine, the Edge manages to squeeze an extra 5 hp out of it. But don’t let that number fool you. Due to the MKC’s slightly smaller size and much lighter weight, it is actually significantly quicker and more nimble than the Edge.
If you’re thinking of spending in the ballpark of $30,000 for a new car, you’re probably planning on keeping it around for years to come. After all, that’s a big investment. The 2016 Lincoln MKC will reward you for that investment with a longer warranty than what the Edge can offer. The MKC’s warranty includes 48 months/50,000 miles basic, 72 months/70,000 miles powertrain and 72 months/70,000 miles roadside assistance. Compare that with the Edge’s 36 months/36,000 miles basic, 60 months/60,000 miles powertrain and 60 months/60,000 miles roadside assistance. Clearly, the MKC has the “edge” here as well.
If you’re shopping for a new crossover SUV, consider which model is really the best value over the long haul and choose the Lincoln MKC. You’ll be glad you did. Learn more about it and take a test drive at Lidtke Motors in Beaver Dam, WI.