2013 Lincoln MKS  RealSafeCars79Safety Rating

#19 of 2013 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#47 of all 2013 vehicles

The MKS, part of Lincoln's lineup since 2009, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. The Lincoln MKS packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. 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 2013 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 2013 Lincoln MKS has a score of 79, implying a 0.043% chance of driver death (3.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2013 Lincoln MKS has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0429% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.9049%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0429% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.9049% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2013 Lincoln MKS is 9% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2013 Lincoln MKS is 16% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9857Cadillac CTSINFINITI M-37Acura TLCadillac XTSINFINITI JXLincoln MKTAudi Q7M.-B. E-ClassVolvo S80Buick EnclaveAcura ZDXLincoln MKSComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2013 Lincoln MKS with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 57 to 98. The 2013 Lincoln MKS is safer than the 2013 Cadillac CTS, the 2013 INFINITI M-37, the 2013 Acura TL, the 2013 Cadillac XTS, and the 2013 INFINITI JX and less safe than the 2013 Buick Enclave, the 2013 Volvo S80, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and the 2013 Audi Q7. It is about as safe as the 2013 Lincoln MKT and the 2013 Acura ZDX.

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