2020 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2019 Lincoln MKC

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The Tucson has standard Active Head Restraints, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Head Restraints system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The MKC doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests front crash prevention systems. With a score of 6 points, IIHS rates the Forward Collision Avoidance Assist optional in the Tucson as “Superior.” The MKC scores only 1 point and is rated only “Basic.”

The Tucson Limited/Ultimate has a standard Surround View Monitor to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The MKC only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

Both the Tucson and the MKC have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available all-wheel drive, daytime running lights, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Hyundai Tucson is safer than the Lincoln MKC:

Tucson

MKC

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

172

177

Neck Injury Risk

21%

36%

Leg Forces (l/r)

64/54 lbs.

175/258 lbs.

Passenger

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

226

377

Neck Injury Risk

37%

47%

Neck Compression

50 lbs.

152 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

45/43 lbs.

667/277 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH, results indicate that the Hyundai Tucson is safer than the Lincoln MKC:

Tucson

MKC

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Hip Force

356 lbs.

404 lbs.

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

241

338

Hip Force

482 lbs.

778 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

For its top level performance in IIHS driver-side small overlap frontal, moderate overlap frontal, side impact, rear impact and roof-crush tests, with its optional front crash prevention system, its “Good” rating in the new passenger-side small overlap crash test, and its available headlight’s “Acceptable” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Tucson the rating of “Top Pick” for 2019, a rating granted to only 88 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The MKC was not even a standard “Top Pick” for 2016.

Warranty

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The Tucson comes with a full 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire truck and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The MKC’s 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty expires 1 year and 10,000 miles sooner.

Hyundai’s powertrain warranty covers the Tucson 4 years and 30,000 miles longer than Lincoln covers the MKC. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 10 years or 100,000 miles. Coverage on the MKC ends after only 6 years or 70,000 miles.

The Tucson’s corrosion warranty is 2 years longer than the MKC’s (7 vs. 5 years).

Reliability

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J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Hyundai vehicles are better in initial quality than Lincoln vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Hyundai third in initial quality, above the industry average. With 13 more problems per 100 vehicles, Lincoln is ranked fifth.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Hyundai vehicles are more reliable than Lincoln vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Hyundai 8th in reliability, above the industry average. With 23 more problems per 100 vehicles, Lincoln is ranked 19th.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2018 Auto Issue reports that Hyundai vehicles are more reliable than Lincoln vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Hyundai 10 places higher in reliability than Lincoln.

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Tucson gets better fuel mileage than the MKC:

Tucson

MKC

2WD

2.0 4 cyl./6-spd. Auto

23 city/28 hwy

20 city/27 hwy

2.0 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

2.4 4 cyl./6-spd. Auto

22 city/28 hwy

n/a

4WD

2.0 4 cyl./6-spd. Auto

22 city/25 hwy

19 city/25 hwy

2.0 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

2.4 4 cyl./6-spd. Auto

21 city/26 hwy

18 city/25 hwy

2.3 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Hyundai Tucson uses regular unleaded gasoline. The MKC with the 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. engine requires premium for maximum efficiency, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

Transmission

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The Tucson offers an available sequential manual gearbox (SMG). With no clutch pedal to worry about and a fully automatic mode, an SMG is much more efficient than a conventional automatic but just as easy to drive. The MKC doesn’t offer an SMG or a conventional manual transmission.

Brakes and Stopping

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The Tucson stops shorter than the MKC:

Tucson

MKC

60 to 0 MPH

118 feet

123 feet

Motor Trend

Suspension and Handling

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For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the Tucson is .8 inches wider in the front and 1.2 inches wider in the rear than the track on the MKC.

The Tucson SE handles at .82 G’s, while the MKC AWD pulls only .80 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Tucson Limited AWD executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the MKC AWD (27.1 seconds @ .64 average G’s vs. 27.9 seconds @ .61 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the Tucson’s turning circle is 3.1 feet tighter than the MKC’s (34.9 feet vs. 38 feet).

Chassis

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The Hyundai Tucson may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 450 to 500 pounds less than the Lincoln MKC.

The Tucson is 3 inches shorter than the MKC, making the Tucson easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space

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The Tucson has 4.3 cubic feet more passenger volume than the MKC (102.2 vs. 97.9).

The Tucson has 1.2 inches more front hip room, 1.1 inches more front shoulder room, .5 inches more rear headroom, 1.4 inches more rear legroom and 1.7 inches more rear hip room than the MKC.

Cargo Capacity

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The Tucson has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the MKC with its rear seat up (31 vs. 25.2 cubic feet). The Tucson has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the MKC with its rear seat folded (61.9 vs. 53.1 cubic feet).

The Tucson’s cargo area is larger than the MKC’s in almost every dimension:

Tucson

MKC

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

34.3”/69.5”

34.4”/67”

Max Width

53”

47.6”

Min Width

40.7”

40.3”

Height

35.2”

32”

Ergonomics

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The Tucson has a standard locking fuel door with a remote release located convenient to the driver. A locking fuel door helps prevent vandalism, such as sugar in the tank and fuel theft. The MKC doesn’t offer a locking fuel door.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) conducts detailed tests on headlights for their range both straight ahead and in curves and to be certain they don’t exceed acceptable amounts of glare to oncoming drivers. The Tucson’s available headlights were rated “Acceptable” by the IIHS, while the MKC’s headlights are rated “Poor.”

To help drivers see further while navigating curves, the Tucson Limited offers optional adaptive headlights to illuminate around corners automatically by reading vehicle speed and steering wheel angle. The MKC doesn’t offer cornering lights.

Economic Advantages

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Insurance will cost less for the Tucson owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the Tucson will cost $35 to $1040 less than the MKC over a five-year period.

The Tucson will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The IntelliChoice estimates that the Tucson will retain 44.13% to 45.94% of its original price after five years, while the MKC only retains 42.85% to 43.09%.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Tucson is less expensive to operate than the MKC because typical repairs cost much less on the Tucson than the MKC, including $221 less for a water pump, $230 less for a muffler, $43 less for front brake pads, $61 less for a fuel pump, $687 less for a timing belt/chain and $783 less for a power steering pump.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Hyundai Tucson will be $7984 to $11577 less than for the Lincoln MKC.

Recommendations

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The Hyundai Tucson outsold the Lincoln MKC by over five to one during 2018.

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