2014 Lincoln MKS  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#15 of 2014 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#45 of all 2014 vehicles

The MKS, part of Lincoln's lineup since 2009, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. The Lincoln MKS 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 2014 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 2014 Lincoln MKS has a score of 80, implying a 0.042% chance of driver death (3.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2014 Lincoln MKS has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0422% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.8173%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0422% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.8173% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2014 Lincoln MKS is 11% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2014 Lincoln MKS is 17% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

10056Nissan MaximaKia CadenzaAcura TLCadillac XTSLincoln MKTCadillac CTSVolkswagen TouaregVolvo S80Buick EnclaveChrysler 300Lincoln MKSHyundai GenesisComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2014 Lincoln MKS with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 56 to 100. The 2014 Lincoln MKS is safer than the 2014 Nissan Maxima, the 2014 Kia Cadenza, the 2014 Acura TL, the 2014 Cadillac XTS, and the 2014 Lincoln MKT and less safe than the 2014 Chrysler 300, the 2014 Buick Enclave, the 2014 Volvo S80, and the 2014 Volkswagen Touareg. It is about as safe as the 2014 Hyundai Genesis.

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