2015 Lincoln MKC  RealSafeCars83Safety Rating

#23 of 2015 SUVs

#37 of all 2015 vehicles


The MKC, introduced by Lincoln in 2015, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. 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 2015 Lincoln MKC 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 2015 Lincoln MKC has a score of 83, implying a 0.039% chance of driver death (3.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2015 Lincoln MKC has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0387% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.4173%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0387% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.4173% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2015 Lincoln MKC is 19% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2015 Lincoln MKC is 8% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9768Volvo V60Lexus NXCadillac ATSAcura RDXINFINITI QX50Toyota VenzaM.-B. GLK-ClassVolvo XC60Audi Q5Audi Q3BMW X3Lincoln MKCComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2015 Lincoln MKC with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 68 to 97. The 2015 Lincoln MKC is safer than the 2015 Volvo V60, the 2015 Lexus NX, the 2015 Cadillac ATS, and the 2015 Acura RDX and less safe than the 2015 Audi Q3, the 2015 Audi Q5, the 2015 Volvo XC60, and the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class. It is about as safe as the 2015 Toyota Venza and the 2015 BMW X3.

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