Ford Motor Company has enjoyed some impressive results in J.D. Power’s 2022 U.S. Dependability Study thus far, with the 2019 Ford Mustang taking home the honor of highest-ranked mid-size sports car, the 2019 Lincoln MKZ earning the top spot in the premium mid-size car segment, while both Ford and Lincoln posted above average results as individual brands. Now, the automaker can add yet another notch to its belt, as the 2019 Lincoln MKC has ranked second in the study’s list of compact premium SUVs – behind the Lexus NX but ahead of the Cadillac XT4.
The U.S. Dependability Study specifically looks at three-year-old vehicles in regards to dependability. The vehicles in this study were first examined in J.D. Power’s 2019 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS), though the Vehicle Dependability Study measures owner satisfaction with a vehicle’s condition after three years, whether those owners find their vehicle as appealing now as when they first bought it, and what software updates have been added to the vehicle in that time span.
J.D. Power has tweaked its Vehicle Dependability Study in recent years to account for the technology features present in modern vehicles. Now, the study covers 184 different problem areas across nine major categories – climate, driving assistance, driving experience, exterior, features/controls/ displays, infotainment, interior, powertrain, and seats. The biggest nuisance for owners remains infotainment-related issues, however.
The MKC was replaced by the Lincoln Corsair for the 2020 model year, but did receive a few minor updates in its final year of production. The 2019 Lincoln MKC featured a new, more modern grille design and redesigned LED headlights, all of which helped bring its styling in line with the rest of Lincoln’s lineup. Otherwise, the luxurious crossover carried over mostly unchanged for its final year of production.
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I have a 2019 MKC Reserve, I have a 3 year lease which will be up this Nov 22. I’ve been very satisfied with this car, it’s very quite on the road, the turbo 4 has plenty of get up and go. I really like the styling.I’ve received many compliments. I haven’t had any problems. This is the forth Lincoln I’ve owned.
Glad you’ve had a great experience…mine has been in the shop non-stop and has wobbled down the road for three years! No help from Lincoln at all…one dealership told me their service manager had the same problem and it took months to get it to settle down! Lucky him or her if it went away! My lease is up in December and I can’t wait to drop this piece of junk back at the dealership – I’m looking for an early buyout now! And no Lincoln for me EVER again!