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Q: Is Lincoln being discontinued?

A: The Ford Motor Company (which owns the Lincoln brand) has not announced that Lincoln is being discontinued, but it has been reported that several of Lincoln's models will be discontinued in the coming years or were recently discontinued. This includes the Continental sedan and MKT crossover.

Q: What does Lincoln MKC stand for?

A: It is not fully understood what the "MK" in some Lincoln model names stands for, though it is likely that the "M" is a nod to the historic Lincoln Mark series. The "C" in "MKC" most likely stands for "compact," since it is a compact crossover SUV.

Q: Which Lincoln SUV is the smallest?

A: The Lincoln MKC is currently the smallest SUV for sale by Lincoln; it is a compact crossover with two rows of seating for up to five people.

Q: What vehicles does Lincoln make?

A: Lincoln makes a wide range of luxury cars, crossovers, and SUVs. This includes the MKZ midsize sedan, the MKC compact crossover, and the full-size Lincoln Navigator three-row SUV. Other Lincoln models currently in production include the Aviator, Continental, Corsair, and MKT.

About Lincoln

As the luxury vehicle brand of the Ford Motor Company, Lincoln was founded in 1917 in Dearborn, Michigan, where its headquarters remains today. The brand is perhaps best known for the Lincoln Continental sedan, which debuted in 1940 and is currently for sale in its 10th generation of production (2017-present). This full-size luxury sedan boasts a standard 3.7L V6 engine at 305 hp (2018 model year), as well as keyless entry, an adaptive suspension, dual-zone climate control, and simulated leather upholstery.

Those with larger families may want to check out the Navigator, a three-row luxury SUV that offers ample space for up to seven passengers and 103 cubic feet of maximum storage space (2017 model year). Other standard features on the full-size 2017 Navigator include leather front- and second-row seats, automatic dual-zone climate control, front/rear parking sensors, and a 14-speaker audio system with surround sound. Also included on the 2017 Navigator is a turbocharged 3.5L V6 engine at 380 hp and rear-wheel drive, though four-wheel drive is optional.

Lincoln also offers several crossover SUV models for sale, ranging from the compact MKC to the larger MKT.

With many vehicles to choose from, it's easy to see why Lincoln has been a popular choice in luxury vehicles for more than 100 years.

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Lincoln reliability rating (by RepairPal)

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RepairPal gave Lincoln an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Lincoln 15th out of 32 among all car brands. This rating is based on an average across all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on all Lincoln models is $495, compared to an average of $543 across all the models RepairPal considered in its dataset. This includes both scheduled maintenance and unscheduled repairs.
  • Frequency According to RepairPal, Lincoln owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.9 times per year, compared to an average of 1.2 times across all the models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 12% across all Lincoln models, compared to an average of 11% for all the models RepairPal considered in its dataset.

**RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

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