When you are looking for a compact luxury crossover, it is hard to find one that delivers equally on all three of those fronts. It may be compact but then feel cramped due to the emphasis on luxury. Or it may be that utility and elegance are at odds. When we look at the 2017 Lincoln MKC vs the 2016 Infiniti QX50 we see a little bit of this struggle playing out.
Let’s take a closer look at compact. The Infiniti QX50 is almost 6 inches longer than the 2017 Lincoln MKC, yet it still delivers less cargo space. Even the extended wheelbase has not made for good interior space planning of the 2016 Infiniti QX50.
These vehicles both exist in the Luxury segment. Luxury is made of two experiences. The first is how it feels to be in the cabin of the vehicle. Are the seats leather, is there wood paneling, or a panoramic sunroof? What standard features are there? What would it take to add optional ones? The second indicator of a Luxury car is how smooth is the ride? How quiet is the ride? We are happy to report that the 2017 Lincoln MKC makes an authentic claim to the notion of a luxury vehicle. The interior invites relaxation and top-notch experience from the leather-wrapped steering wheel to the high-end materials used throughout the cabin. Optional features include a Power Vista Roof and an aluminum trim package. While the 2016 Infiniti QX50 is nice inside, the design has not been revisited since 2008.
|2017 Lincoln MKC||vs||2016 Infiniti QX50|
|2.0L 4-cyl.||Engine||3.7L V6|
|245 hp||Horsepower||325 hp|
|20 City / 29 Hwy. MPG||MPG||17 City / 24 Hwy. MPG|
|3,000||Towing Capacity||Not Recommended|
What will truly win you over is the ride the 2017 Lincoln MKC delivers. This vehicle has extra sound buffering insulation and cabin is quiet even at highway speeds. Also, the MKC has driver adjustable suspension guaranteeing that no matter the road you can adjust for comfort.
At Lidtke Motors we pride ourselves in the excellent products we carry and the customer service we provide. We hope you will stop by to experience the 2017 Lincoln MKC first-hand. We think you will be pleasantly surprised by how much more you will be getting for less.