Comparison - Lincoln MKC Reserve 2018 - vs - Subaru Viziv 7 Concept Ascent 2018

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2015 Lincoln MKC Car Test drive and Review
2017 Lincoln MKC - Interior,Exterior Review and Road Test
2016 Lincoln MKC test drive and Reserve Review
2017 Lincoln MKC: Interior Exterior Full Review
Subaru VIZIV-7 SUV Concept Overview
Subaru VIZIV-7 SUV Concept Overview
SUBARU VIZIV FUTURE CONCEPT THE INTERVIEW
Model: 
Average Price: 
42,395
Updated: 
17 Feb 2018
Updated: 
30 Mar 2017
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.70gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Chroma Cabernet Red Premium Metallic (Chromoflare)
#5B101D
Chroma Couture Dark Brown Premium Metallic
#3D3331
Chroma Flame Premium Metallic
#A43D33
Diamond Black Metallic
#0B0B0B
Ingot Silver Metallic
#87858A
White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat
#D6D6D6

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Lincoln MKC is a luxury compact crossover that’s a relative value compared to others. It’s an SUV with all the amenities, but without the cachet.

Pros
Quality interior materials
Entertaining and powerful 2.3-liter turbo-4
Competent road manners
Better infotainment with Sync3

Cons
Cramped rear seat
Lacking advanced safety systems
Gimmicky pushbutton shifter
Not especially fuel-efficient

By: 
thecarconnection.com

With a long list of features and one of the lowest base prices in its class, the 2018 Lincoln MKC is a great value. However, many class rivals are more well-rounded than this midpack SUV.

Pros
Smooth ride
Lots of standard features
User-friendly infotainment system
Low base price

Cons
Mediocre handling ability
Cramped rear seats
Below-average cargo space

By: 
usnews.com

For 2018, the MKC receives Lincoln Connect, Lincoln's 4G Wi-Fi hotspot system, added standard to all trims. Premiere models receive four-way power lumbar control on the driver seat, while both front seats benefit from the power lumbar on Select trims and higher.

PROS
More standard features than many of its competitors
Comfortable and quiet ride on the highway

CONS
Some interior materials look cheap considering the price point
Slower-than-average acceleration from either of its available engines
Some common driver safety aids only available on the top trim levels
Less room in the back seat and cargo area compared to many competitors

By: 
edmunds.com

Does the Viziv name sound familiar to you? Well, it should because that’s the name Subaru has used for a large SUV concept not once, not twice, but now three times. It started back in 2013 with the Subaru Viziv Concept that debuted with a funky set of side doors at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. A couple of years later, Subaru showed up at the Tokyo Motor Show with the 2015 Subaru Viziv Future Concept. That second iteration was more toned down that then first – the funky doors were gone – but the interior was still heavily futuristic. Fast forward to the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show and Subaru was back at it again with the Viziv-7 Concept, a model that showcases what a large, three-row SUV from Subaru will look like when it makes its debut in 2018. To date, we have yet to see the inside of the concept – the doors were even locked at the show, with the interior hidden away by tinted windows – but as far as the exterior goes, this baby is ready to go into production.

As far as SUV’s and crossovers go, Subaru doesn’t have much. There’s the Compact Subaru Outback, which isn’t really as much a crossover or SUV as it is a wagon with jacked up suspension. Then there’s the Crosstrek, which is an Impreza with a raised roof and suspension, and then there’s the Forester, which in every sense of the word is an SUV, but it’s still in the compact segment. That means that Subaru has some room to grow if it really wants to compete in the world of gas guzzlers that is the American SUV Market. The production model derived from the Viziv-7 will fit more in the large-SUV category and will compete against the likes of models like the GMC Yukon, Toyota Sequoia, Nissan Armada, Chevy Tahoe, and Ford Expedition, to name a small handful.

Needless to say,Subaru has its work cut out for it if it expects its newest SUV to gain any traction at all in the market. The competition is stiff, and for folks buying in this segment, fuel economy isn’t as important as the number of passengers something can haul or the cargo space available. With that said, let’s take a better look at the Viziv-7 concept and talk about what we can expect from the future model it represents.

By: 
topspeed.com

In early 2018, Subaru will introduce a three-row midsize SUV to the North American market. But until then, we’ll have to make do with the VIZIV-7 SUV concept, which is making an appearance at the Los Angeles Auto Show. And it’s quite a good-looking vehicle.

Unfortunately, Subaru says the concept previews the “size direction” of a future three-row SUV, not necessarily the design. So we probably shouldn’t expect to see the bold lighting elements, grille details, and fancy tires make it to production. This has been the case with other concept vehicles Subaru has shown, including the Impreza sedan concept, as they always look much more radical than the final model.

The Subaru VIZIV-7 measures 204.7 inches in length, or more than 6 inches longer than the new 2017 Nissan Pathfinder. In fact, the Subaru concept is longer than the 2017 Highlander (192.5 inches), 2017 Pilot (194.5 inches), and 2016 Durango (199.8 inches). At 79.9 inches, it’s also a bit wider than the competition, and its wheelbase comes in at 117.7 inches, bigger than all the aforementioned competitors but the Durango.

The concept expresses our core brand values, safety, dependability, capability for outdoor activities, and a forward-looking attitude,” Takeshi Tachimori, corporate executive vice president of Fuji Heavy Industries, said in a press release.

With three complete rows of seating, Subaru’s future SUV will be the biggest Subaru vehicle ever made. It will be larger than the Tribeca, which ended production after the 2014 model year. We previously reported that the new three-row model will be built at Subaru’s plant in Lafayette, Indiana.

By: 
motortrend.com

Subaru prepares another ascent into the three-row-SUV market.

After axing the seven-passenger Tribeca in 2014, Subaru is preparing to re-enter the three-row, mid-size crossover SUV segment. With the Viziv-7 concept—the name Viziv stands for “Vision for Innovation”—the Japanese automaker provides our best look yet at what’s to come.

Measuring 204.7 inches long and sitting on a 117.7-inch wheelbase, the Viziv-7 is some 15 inches longer than Subaru’s Outback, and its wheelbase is more than nine inches greater. The Viziv-7 also is larger than most mainstream three-row, mid-size crossover SUVs. While the Buick Enclave, the Chevrolet Traverse, the Dodge Durango, and the Ford Flex ride on longer wheelbases, the Subaru’s overall length is greater than all four. Additionally, the Viziv-7’s 79.9-inch width and 72.0-inch height (73.2 inches including the roof rails) are tops among today’s segment offerings. Needless to say, if the Viziv-7’s dimensions carry over to the production vehicle, Subaru’s new SUV promises to dwarf the other models in the lineup as it attempts to move far beyond the cramped Tribeca

We believe the production vehicle will go by the name Ascent, given that Subaru recently registered that moniker with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Spy photographers recently caught Subaru testing its new three-row crossover, and along for comparison was both a Mazda CX-9 and a Ford Explorer; like them, we expect the Ascent to offer a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, although the 3.6-liter six-cylinder boxer engine that’s optional in the Outback is also a possibility. We’ll know more in the coming months, as Subaru says its production three-row crossover will enter our market in early 2018.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
25.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
Torque: 
275ft-lbs
at 3 000rpm
Horsepower: 
245hp
at 5 500rpm
240hp
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
no
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless ignition
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
179.20in
204.70in
Width: 
73.40in
79.90in
Height: 
65.20in
72.00in
Ground Clearance: 
6.80in
Front Track: 
62.40in
Rear Track: 
62.50in
Wheel Base: 
105.90in
117.70in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.60
Rear Head Room: 
38.70
Front Leg Room: 
42.80in
Rear leg room: 
36.80in
Front Hip Room: 
54.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.00in
Rear Hip Room: 
52.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
53.10cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
25.20cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3952.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
power steering

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power driver seat
8 -way power passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
leather
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
1 subwoofer
9 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Memory card slot
6 Months of provided satellite radio service
USB Connection
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
One-touch power sunroof
Fixed glass rear sunroof
Rear window wiper
Roof rack
Intermittent wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18-In.
21''
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Polished Alloy Wheels
Temporary spare tire
Null tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R21

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Airbag Deployment Notification
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Emergency braking assist
Rear center 3-point belt
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Blind spot warning accident avoidance system
Post-collision safety system
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Climate Package
Reserve Equipment Group 300A
Technology Package
Aluminum Trim Package
Exterior Options: 
Locking Wheel Lug Nuts
20" Polished Aluminum Wheels
19" Premium Painted 5 Spoke Luster Nickel Wheels
Trailer Tow Package Excluding 110V Inverter
Front License Plate Bracket
Interior Options: 
Enhanced THX II Audio Sound System
Cargo Area Protector
All Weather Floor Mats
Premium Reversible Cargo Mat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ganache, premium leather
#4A4643
Jet Black, premium leather
#393939
Vianca White, premium leather
#D0CCC8