2016 Lincoln MKC  RealSafeCars82Safety Rating

#21 of 2016 SUVs

#38 of all 2016 vehicles

Pictured: 2015 Lincoln MKC
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. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Lincoln offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2016 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 2016 Lincoln MKC has a score of 82, implying a 0.039% chance of driver death (3.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 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 2016 Lincoln MKC is 17% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2016 Lincoln MKC is 5% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

9469Volvo V60Volvo S60Lexus NXBMW X1Lexus ISINFINITI QX50Volvo XC60Lincoln MKXAudi Q3BMW X3Lincoln MKCAcura RDXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Lincoln MKC with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 69 to 94. The 2016 Lincoln MKC is safer than the 2016 Volvo V60, the 2016 Volvo S60, the 2016 Lexus NX, the 2016 BMW X1, the 2016 Lexus IS, and the 2016 INFINITI QX50 and less safe than the 2016 Audi Q3, the 2016 Lincoln MKX, and the 2016 Volvo XC60. It is about as safe as the 2016 Acura RDX and the 2016 BMW X3.

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