2010 Lincoln MKS  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#10 of 2010 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#25 of all 2010 vehicles


The MKS, part of Lincoln's lineup since 2009, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Lincoln offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 Lincoln MKS is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 Lincoln MKS has a score of 80, implying a 0.042% chance of driver death (3.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Lincoln MKS has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0423% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.8317%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0423% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.8317% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Lincoln MKS is 12% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2010 Lincoln MKS is 18% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9357Cadillac DTSCadillac STSAcura TLAcura RLLincoln MKTM.-B. R-ClassM.-B. E-ClassVolvo S80Cadillac SRXLincoln MKSAcura ZDXSaab 95Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Lincoln MKS with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 57 to 93. The 2010 Lincoln MKS is safer than the 2010 Cadillac DTS, the 2010 Cadillac STS, the 2010 Acura TL, and the 2010 Acura RL and less safe than the 2010 Cadillac SRX, the 2010 Volvo S80, and the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. It is about as safe as the 2010 Saab 95 and the 2010 Acura ZDX.

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