2016 Lincoln MKX  RealSafeCars89Safety Rating

#10 of 2016 SUVs

#12 of all 2016 vehicles

The MKX, part of Lincoln's lineup since 2007, 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 handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. The Lincoln MKX has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. 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 MKX is safe 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 MKX has a score of 89, implying a 0.031% chance of driver death (2.7% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.026%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.4%.

We estimate that the 2016 Lincoln MKX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0307% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.5017%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0307% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.5017% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Lincoln MKX is 34% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2016 Lincoln MKX is 25% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2016 Lincoln MKX offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

And it is safer than many comparable models.

9968Buick LaCrosseBuick EnvisionINFINITI QX50Toyota 4RunnerAcura RDXLincoln MKCVolvo XC90Volkswagen TouaregVolvo XC60Lincoln MKXBMW X3Cadillac SRXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Lincoln MKX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 68 to 99. The 2016 Lincoln MKX is safer than the 2016 Buick LaCrosse, the 2016 Buick Envision, the 2016 INFINITI QX50, the 2016 Toyota 4Runner, the 2016 Acura RDX, the 2016 Lincoln MKC, the 2016 Cadillac SRX, and the 2016 BMW X3 and less safe than the 2016 Volvo XC90. It is about as safe as the 2016 Volvo XC60 and the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg.

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