2012 Lincoln MKX  RealSafeCars77Safety Rating

#29 of 2012 SUVs

#61 of all 2012 vehicles


The MKX, a mainstay of Lincoln's lineup since 2007, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. The Lincoln MKX provides superior horsepower for its class, offering great power. The MKX has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. 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 MKX 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 MKX has a score of 77, implying a 0.045% chance of driver death (4.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Lincoln MKX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0455% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.1908%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0455% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.1908% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Lincoln MKX is 5% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2012 Lincoln MKX is 9% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9672Lincoln MKXAcura ZDXAcura RDXCadillac SRXBMW X3Lexus RXVolkswagen TouaregM.-B. GLK-ClassVolvo XC60Volvo XC90Audi Q5Acura MDXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Lincoln MKX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 72 to 96. The 2012 Lincoln MKX is less safe than the 2012 Acura ZDX, the 2012 Acura RDX, the 2012 Cadillac SRX, the 2012 BMW X3, the 2012 Lexus RX, the 2012 Acura MDX, the 2012 Audi Q5, the 2012 Volvo XC90, the 2012 Volvo XC60, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, and the 2012 Volkswagen Touareg.

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