TechSpec: 2015 Lincoln MKC

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Lincoln’s first-ever small utility vehicle, the 2015 Lincoln MKC, went on sale in May 2014 and is a unique creation from the ground-up.

When equipped with the all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine, the MKC offers 285 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 305 pound-feet of torque at 3,000 rpm. Class-exclusive Active Grille Shutters are designed to help improve fuel efficiency at highway speeds.

The MKC comes standard with a 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder turbocharged engine, which produces 240 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 270 pound-feet of torque at 3,000 rpm. This makes the Lincoln MKC an all-EcoBoost vehicle.

The MKC comes standard with front-wheel drive and 18-inch wheels. Drivers can upgrade to Lincoln’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive and 19-inch wheels for enhanced cornering and handling and a sportier look.

The Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system also includes continuously controlled damping, and drivers have the options of three different drive controls: sport, comfort and normal.

The MKC’s unique design carries through to the interior, where craftsmanship and high-tech combine to offer a warm, luxurious environment, while advanced technology, such as collision warning with brake support, help drivers avoid common accidents.

Driver confidence and safety is furthered by the inclusion of seven standard airbags. In preparing MKC for the road, the vehicle was subjected to 5,000 individual and real-world crash tests and a variety of conditions.

The MKC is the first Lincoln to have always-on built-in connectivity, allowing owners to utilize a smartphone app to control the vehicle. With the MyLincoln Mobile app, MKC owners can start, lock, unlock and locate the vehicle, as well as schedule a remote start event for a set time. They can also use the app to place a call for roadside assistance, monitor the vehicle’s fuel level, check tire pressure and battery status, and program engine start times to allow the vehicle to heat or cool to comfortable levels.

A front-wheel drive MKC, equipped with a 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine, carries a starting MSRP of $33,100. A fully-loaded, all-wheel drive MKC, equipped with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine, the reserve 102A equipment group, trailer tow package, technology package, 20-inch polished aluminum wheels with dark stainless painted pockets, climate package, upgraded Enhanced THX Audio Sound System, leather trimmed heated and cooled front seats and dual DVD rear entertainment system, carries a price tag just north of $48,000.

 

Servicing the 2015 Lincoln MKC

The MKC is equipped with the Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor (IOLM) system, which displays a message in the information display at the proper oil change interval. This interval may be up to one year or 10,000 miles (16,000 km).

When the oil change message appears in the information display, it is time for an oil change. The oil change should be performed within two weeks or 500 miles (800 km) of the message appearing. The IOLM should be reset after each oil change.

Drivers with normal vehicle use — normal commuting with highway driving; no, or moderate, load or towing; flat to moderately hilly roads; and no extended idling — should expect an oil change interval of 7,500-10,000 miles (12,000-16,000 km). Severe drivers — moderate to heavy load or towing; mountainous or off-road conditions; extended idling; or extended hot or cold operation — can expect an oil change interval of 5,000-7,499 miles (8,000-11,999 km). Extreme drivers — maximum load or towing or operating in extreme hot or cold conditions — can expect an oil change interval of 3,000-4,999 miles (5,000-7,999 km).

NORMAL SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE

At every oil change interval as indicated by the information display:

• Change engine oil and filter

• Rotate tires

• Perform a multi-point inspection (recommended)

• Inspect the automatic transmission fluid level

• Inspect brake pads, shoes, rotors, drums, brake linings, hoses and parking brake

• Inspect the engine cooling system strength and hoses

• Inspect the exhaust system and heat shields

• Inspect the rear axle and U-joints; lubricate any areas with grease fittings (all-wheel drive vehicles)

• Inspect the half-shaft boots

• Inspect the steering linkage, ball joints, suspension, tie-rod ends, driveshaft and U-joints; lubricate any areas with grease fittings (all-wheel drive vehicles)

• Inspect the tires, tire wear and measure tread depth

• Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness and drag

Every 20,000 miles (32,000 km):

• Replace cabin air filter

Every 30,000 miles (48,000 km):

• Replace engine air filter

At 100,000 miles (160,000 km) and then every three years or 50,000 miles (80,000 km):

• Change engine coolant

Every 100,000 miles (160,000 km):

• Replace spark plugs

• Inspect accessory drive belts

Every 150,000 miles (240,000 km):

• Change automatic transmission fluid

• Replace accessory drive belts (if not replaced within the last 100,000 miles or 160,000 km)

SPECIAL OPERATING CONDITIONS SCHEDULED MAINTNENACE

If towing a trailer or using a car-top carrier…

As required:

• Change engine oil and filter as indicated by the information display and perform services listed in the Normal Scheduled Maintenance chart

Inspect frequently, service as required:

• Inspect and lubricate U-joints

Every 30,000 miles (48,000 km):

• Change automatic transmission fluid

Every 60,000 miles (96,000 km):

• Replace spark plugs

If vehicle is extensively idled or driven low speeds for long distances, as in heavy commercial use (such as delivery, taxi, patrol car or livery)…

As required:

• Change engine oil and filter as indicated by the information display and perform services listed in the Normal Scheduled Maintenance chart

Inspect frequently, service as required:

• Replace cabin air filter

• Replace engine air filter

Every 30,000 miles (48,000 km):

• Change automatic transmission fluid

Every 60,000 miles (96,000 km):

• Replace spark plugs

If vehicle is operated in dusty or sandy conditions (such as unpaved or dusty roads)…

Inspect frequently, service as required:

Replace cabin air filter

• Replace engine air filter

Every 5,000 miles (8,000 km):

• Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag

• Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth

Every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) or six months:

• Change engine oil and filter

• Perform multi-point inspection

Every 30,000 miles (48,000 km):

• Change automatic transmission fluid

FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES

Motor Oil: SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend or Full Synthetic; capacity is 5.7 quarts (5.4 liters)

Coolant: Motorcraft Orange; capacity is 9.7 quarts (9.2 liters) for 2.0L EcoBoost engine or 9.2 quarts (8.7 liters) for 2.3L EcoBoost engine

Brake Fluid: DOT 4 LV

ATF: Mercon LV; capacity is 9.0 quarts (8.5 liters)

A/C Refrigerant: R-134a; capacity is 1.5 pounds (0.68 kg)

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