Childre Nissan Compares 2016 Nissan Rogue VS 2016 Lincoln MKC Near Gray, GA

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2016 Nissan Rogue

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2016 Lincoln MKC

Safety Comparison

The Rogue SL offers optional Forward Emergency Braking, which use forward mounted sensors to warn the driver of a possible collision ahead. If the driver doesn’t react and the system determines a collision is imminent, it automatically applies the brakes at full-force in order to reduce the force of the crash or avoid it altogether. The MKC offers an available collision warning system without the automated brake feature which would prevent or reduce the collision if the driver fails to react.

The Rogue (except S) offers an optional Around 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 Rogue 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, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available all wheel drive, lane departure warning systems and blind spot warning systems.

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 Nissan Rogue is safer than the Lincoln MKC:



Rear Seat


5 Stars

5 Stars




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

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, and with its optional front crash prevention system, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Rogue the rating of “Top Pick” for 2016, a rating granted to only 91 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The MKC has not been fully tested, yet.

Reliability Comparison

A reliable vehicle saves its owner time, money and trouble. Nobody wants to be stranded or have to be without their vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports predicts that the Rogue’s reliability will be 94% better than the MKC.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

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




4 cyl./Auto

26 city/33 hwy

20 city/29 hwy

2.0 turbo 4 cyl./Auto


4 cyl./Auto

25 city/32 hwy

19 city/26 hwy

2.0 turbo 4 cyl./Auto


18 city/26 hwy

2.3 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Nissan Rogue 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.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The Rogue’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs on the MKC are solid, not vented.

The Rogue stops shorter than the MKC:



60 to 0 MPH

118 feet

123 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels Comparison

The Rogue has a standard easy tire fill system. When inflating the tires, the vehicle’s integrated tire pressure sensors keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. The MKC doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

Changing a flat tire near traffic can be dangerous and inconvenient. The run-flat tires available on the Rogue can be driven up to 50 miles without any air pressure, allowing you to drive to a service station for a repair. The MKC doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Chassis Comparison

The Nissan Rogue may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 350 pounds less than the Lincoln MKC.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Rogue offers optional seating for 7 passengers; the MKC can only carry 5.

The Rogue has 28.6 cubic feet more passenger volume than the MKC (126.5 vs. 97.9).

The Rogue has 2 inches more front headroom, .2 inches more front legroom, .6 inches more front shoulder room, 1.1 inches more rear legroom and .6 inches more rear shoulder room than the MKC.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Rogue’s cargo area provides more volume than the MKC.



Third Seat Removed

39.3 cubic feet

25.2 cubic feet

Second Seat Folded

70 cubic feet

53.1 cubic feet

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



Length to seat (2nd/1st)



Min Width



Ergonomics Comparison

The Rogue has a standard locking fuel cap 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.

Economic Advantages Comparison

Insurance will cost less for the Rogue owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the Rogue will cost $280 to $2765 less than the MKC over a five-year period.

The Rogue will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The Intellichoice estimates that the Rogue will retain 48.99% to 50.37% of its original price after five years, while the MKC only retains 34.43% to 40.07%.

Intellichoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Nissan Rogue will be $10821 to $21619 less than for the Lincoln MKC.

Recommendations Comparison

Consumer Reports® recommends the Nissan Rogue, based on reliability, safety and performance. The Lincoln MKC isn't recommended.

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