2012 Lincoln MKS  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#15 of 2012 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#42 of all 2012 vehicles


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


The 2012 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 2012 Lincoln MKS has a score of 80, implying a 0.042% chance of driver death (3.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 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 2012 Lincoln MKS is 12% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2012 Lincoln MKS is 18% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9857Cadillac CTSINFINITI M-37Acura TLAcura RLLincoln MKTHyundai GenesisAudi Q7Volvo S80Buick EnclaveCadillac SRXLincoln MKSAcura ZDXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Lincoln MKS with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 57 to 98. The 2012 Lincoln MKS is safer than the 2012 Cadillac CTS, the 2012 INFINITI M-37, the 2012 Acura TL, the 2012 Acura RL, and the 2012 Lincoln MKT and less safe than the 2012 Cadillac SRX, the 2012 Buick Enclave, the 2012 Volvo S80, and the 2012 Audi Q7. It is about as safe as the 2012 Acura ZDX.

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