2010 Lincoln MKZ  RealSafeCars72Safety Rating

#39 of 2010 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#79 of all 2010 vehicles

The MKZ, a mainstay of Lincoln's lineup since 2007, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. The MKZ has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2019. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). 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 MKZ is below 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 MKZ has a score of 72, implying a 0.052% chance of driver death (4.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Lincoln MKZ has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0525% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.9954%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0525% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.9954% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Lincoln MKZ is 11% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2010 Lincoln MKZ is 3% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9357Cadillac CTSNissan MaximaM. Eclipse SpyderAcura TLLincoln MKZHyundai GenesisVolvo S80M.-B. C-ClassLexus ES-350BMW 3 SeriesAcura TSXINFINITI GComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Lincoln MKZ with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 57 to 93. The 2010 Lincoln MKZ is safer than the 2010 Cadillac CTS, the 2010 Nissan Maxima, and the 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder and less safe than the 2010 Hyundai Genesis, the 2010 INFINITI G, the 2010 Acura TSX, the 2010 BMW 3 Series, the 2010 Lexus ES-350, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and the 2010 Volvo S80. It is about as safe as the 2010 Acura TL.

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