2012 Lincoln MKT  RealSafeCars77Safety Rating

#27 of 2012 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#62 of all 2012 vehicles

The MKT, a mainstay of Lincoln's lineup since 2010, is a three-row large wagon with seating up to 7. The MKT has offered Apple CarPlay since 2017. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. The Lincoln MKT has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. 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 MKT 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 MKT has a score of 77, implying a 0.046% chance of driver death (4.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Lincoln MKT has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0456% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.2106%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0456% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.2106% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Lincoln MKT is 4% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2012 Lincoln MKT is 10% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9672Lincoln MKTLincoln MKXM.-B. R-ClassAcura ZDXLincoln MKSCadillac SRXM.-B. M-ClassAudi Q7BMW X5Volvo XC90Acura MDXBuick EnclaveComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Lincoln MKT with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 72 to 96. The 2012 Lincoln MKT is less safe than the 2012 Lincoln MKS, the 2012 Cadillac SRX, the 2012 Buick Enclave, the 2012 Acura MDX, the 2012 Volvo XC90, the 2012 BMW X5, the 2012 Audi Q7, and the 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class. It is about as safe as the 2012 Lincoln MKX.

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