If you haven’t been paying attention the past decade, Lincoln has become one of the top American luxury vehicles with all the similar bells and whistles as their European counterparts. The Black Label roll out is Lincoln’s newest personal service package. As part of Lincoln’s media program, I drove the 2015 MKC with the Black Label service using the ‘Modern Heritage’ theme.
Ten days on the road with this four-wheeled beast was pretty amazing. Traveling through the streets of NYC, through the bumps and cracks of Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island. The MKC handles the NYC streets well; it’s a comfortable ride. On the open road it has the ability to go 0 to 60 in 6.6 secs, with 285 horsepower and 305 torque so its safe to say it can go real fast, real quick. Accompanied by the Black Label service, the MKC’s interior was wrapped with the ‘Modern Heritage’ theme, which showcases a clean, modern aesthetic, look. Featuring a high-contrast black-and-white interior highlighted by crimson stitching and Argento wood trim. But the Black Label experience is much more than a themed pattern and stitching, Black Label is Lincoln’s most elevated expression of luxury and personal service. In addition to enjoying premium materials such as Venetian leather, Alcantara® and designer woods, Black Label customers also receive enhanced personal service such as remote vehicle-service calls, off-site concierge visits and membership privileges that include anytime car washes and exclusive dining experiences at upscale restaurants belonging to the Black Label Culinary Collection network.
Now, lets get to the good part, what are the good and what are the negatives of the MKC:
Pros: Stylish, handles bad roads well, has a smooth overall ride whether you’re driving slow or fast, parking assist and overall safety technology (Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning, Lane-Keeping System and BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert). Lastly, the Black Label package which is available on all MKC’s.
Cons: Limited driver side legroom for those 6’1 and over, below average MPG (21 combined), and the sound system is decent but it doesn’t allow you to bump up the volume to high levels.
Overall, the MKC gets a 31/2 out of 5. I would definitely recommend for the tough streets of NYC, it’s the perfect car for a quick getaway to the Hamptons with your friends, great for families and modern enough for the single men/women.
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