2020 Jeep Renegade vs. 2019 Lincoln MKC

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Safety

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The Renegade has standard Active Headrests, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Headrests 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 4 points, IIHS rates the Active Braking optional in the Renegade as “Advanced.” The MKC scores only 1 point and is rated only “Basic.”

Both the Renegade and the MKC have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee 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, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, front and rear parking sensors 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 Jeep Renegade is safer than the Lincoln MKC:

Renegade

MKC

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

363

377

Neck Injury Risk

35%

47%

Neck Compression

47 lbs.

152 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

290/322 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 Jeep Renegade is safer than the Lincoln MKC:

Renegade

MKC

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Hip Force

320 lbs.

404 lbs.

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

Warranty

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There are almost 3 times as many Jeep dealers as there are Lincoln dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Renegade’s warranty.

Fuel Economy and Range

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

MPG

Renegade

FWD

1.3 Turbo 4-cyl.

24 city/32 hwy

2.4 DOHC 4-cyl.

22 city/30 hwy

AWD

1.3 Turbo 4-cyl.

23 city/29 hwy

Trailhawk 1.3 Turbo 4-cyl.

22 city/27 hwy

2.4 DOHC 4-cyl.

21 city/29 hwy

MKC

FWD

2.0 Turbo 4-cyl.

20 city/27 hwy

AWD

2.0 Turbo 4-cyl.

19 city/25 hwy

2.3 Turbo 4-cyl.

18 city/25 hwy

Transmission

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A nine-speed automatic is standard on the Jeep Renegade, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only a six-speed automatic is available for the MKC.

Brakes and Stopping

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The Renegade stops much shorter than the MKC:

Renegade

MKC

70 to 0 MPH

158 feet

168 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

114 feet

123 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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The Renegade offers an optional full size spare tire so a flat doesn’t interrupt your trip. A full size spare isn’t available on the MKC, it requires you to depend on a temporary spare, which limits mileage and speed before replacement.

Suspension and Handling

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For better maneuverability, the Renegade Trailhawk 4x4’s turning circle is 2.7 feet tighter than the MKC’s (35.3 feet vs. 38 feet). The Renegade’s turning circle is 1.7 feet tighter than the MKC’s (36.3 feet vs. 38 feet).

Chassis

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The Jeep Renegade may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 550 to 650 pounds less than the Lincoln MKC.

The Renegade is 1 foot shorter than the MKC, making the Renegade easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

As tested by Car and Driver while at idle, the interior of the Renegade Limited 4x4 is quieter than the MKC AWD (41 vs. 43 dB).

Passenger Space

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The Renegade has 2.2 cubic feet more passenger volume than the MKC (100.1 vs. 97.9).

The Renegade has 1.5 inches more front headroom and 1.8 inches more rear headroom than the MKC.

Ergonomics

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To help drivers avoid possible obstacles, the Renegade offers optional cornering lights to illuminate around corners when the turn signals are activated. The MKC doesn’t offer cornering lights.

Economic Advantages

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Insurance will cost less for the Renegade owner. The Car Book by Jack Gillis rates the Renegade with a number “5” insurance rate while the MKC is rated higher at a number “10” rate.

The Renegade will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The IntelliChoice estimates that the Renegade will retain 45.96% to 48.34% 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 Renegade is less expensive to operate than the MKC because typical repairs cost much less on the Renegade than the MKC, including $174 less for a water pump, $271 less for a muffler, $52 less for fuel injection, $443 less for a timing belt/chain and $969 less for a power steering pump.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Jeep Renegade will be $8339 to $10332 less than for the Lincoln MKC.

Recommendations

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The Jeep Renegade outsold the Lincoln MKC by almost four to one during 2018.

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