2016 Lincoln MKS  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#23 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#57 of all 2016 vehicles

The MKS, a mainstay of Lincoln's lineup since 2009, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand 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 2016 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 2016 Lincoln MKS has a score of 80, implying a 0.042% chance of driver death (3.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 Lincoln MKS has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.042% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.7959%, meaning the average driver has a 0.042% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.7959% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Lincoln MKS is 10% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 Lincoln MKS is 17% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9857Kia CadenzaHyundai AzeraCadillac XTSLincoln MKTINFINITI QX50Lincoln MKSVolkswagen TouaregLincoln MKXHyundai GenesisBuick EnclaveCadillac SRXChrysler 300Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Lincoln MKS with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 57 to 98. The 2016 Lincoln MKS is safer than the 2016 Kia Cadenza, the 2016 Hyundai Azera, and the 2016 Cadillac XTS and less safe than the 2016 Chrysler 300, the 2016 Cadillac SRX, the 2016 Buick Enclave, the 2016 Hyundai Genesis, the 2016 Lincoln MKX, and the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg.

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