2015 Lincoln MKC 2.3L EcoBoost Makes 285 HP

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Lincoln is jumping into the compact crossover segment with the new MKC and the brand has released revised power numbers and fuel economy estimates for the vehicle.

The MKC will be available with two different turbocharged EcoBoost engines, a 2.0-liter that makes 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque along with a new 2.3-liter that puts out 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. Originally, Lincoln had said that the larger EcoBoost would make 275 hp.

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Lincoln has also released estimated EPA fuel economy numbers, pegging the small engine option at 20 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on the highway and 23 mpg combined for the front-wheel drive model, or 19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined for the all-wheel drive. Bump up to the 2.3-liter and fuel economy drops to 18 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 21 mpg combined.

Starting at $33,995, the MKC offers the most value in its segment, under cutting Audi’s Q5 and the BMW X3 by several thousand dollars.

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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