2016 Lincoln MKT  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#34 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#75 of all 2016 vehicles

The MKT, a mainstay of Lincoln's lineup since 2010, is a three-row large wagon with seating up to 7. Strong on technology, it has offered Apple CarPlay since 2017. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. The Lincoln MKT provides superior horsepower for its class, offering great power. 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 MKT 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 MKT has a score of 78, implying a 0.045% chance of driver death (4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 Lincoln MKT has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.045% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.1376%, meaning the average driver has a 0.045% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.1376% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Lincoln MKT is 4% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 Lincoln MKT is 11% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

10070Cadillac XTSLincoln MKTINFINITI QX60Lincoln MKSCadillac SRXBuick EnclaveFord ExpeditionChevrolet TahoeVolkswagen TouaregChevrolet SuburbanLincoln MKXHyundai GenesisComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Lincoln MKT with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 70 to 100. The 2016 Lincoln MKT is less safe than the 2016 Cadillac SRX, the 2016 Buick Enclave, the 2016 Hyundai Genesis, the 2016 Lincoln MKX, the 2016 Chevrolet Suburban, the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg, the 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe, and the 2016 Ford Expedition. It is about as safe as the 2016 INFINITI QX60.

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