2014 Lincoln MKZ  RealSafeCars82Safety Rating

#12 of 2014 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#35 of all 2014 vehicles

The MKZ, part of Lincoln's lineup since 2007, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. The MKZ provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. The MKZ has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2019. 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 2014 Lincoln MKZ 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 MKZ has a score of 82, implying a 0.04% chance of driver death (3.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2014 Lincoln MKZ has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0395% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.5164%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0395% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.5164% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2014 Lincoln MKZ is 16% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2014 Lincoln MKZ is 22% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

9258Nissan MaximaKia CadenzaHyundai AzeraAcura TLToyota AvalonVolvo S80Buick RegalLincoln MKZAudi A4Acura TSXLexus ES-350Volkswagen CCComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2014 Lincoln MKZ with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 58 to 92. The 2014 Lincoln MKZ is safer than the 2014 Nissan Maxima, the 2014 Kia Cadenza, the 2014 Hyundai Azera, the 2014 Acura TL, the 2014 Toyota Avalon, the 2014 Volkswagen CC, the 2014 Lexus ES-350, and the 2014 Acura TSX and less safe than the 2014 Volvo S80. It is about as safe as the 2014 Buick Regal.

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