2016 Lincoln MKZ  RealSafeCars82Safety Rating

#19 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#47 of all 2016 vehicles

The MKZ, a mainstay of Lincoln's lineup since 2007, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). The MKZ has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2019. The MKZ provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. 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 MKZ 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 MKZ has a score of 82, implying a 0.04% chance of driver death (3.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 Lincoln MKZ has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0396% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.5217%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0396% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.5217% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Lincoln MKZ is 16% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 Lincoln MKZ is 22% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

9657Kia CadenzaHyundai AzeraToyota AvalonINFINITI Q50Lexus RXM.-B. C-ClassLincoln MKZAudi A4Lexus ES-350Volkswagen CCNissan MaximaAcura TLXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Lincoln MKZ with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 57 to 96. The 2016 Lincoln MKZ is safer than the 2016 Kia Cadenza, the 2016 Hyundai Azera, the 2016 Toyota Avalon, the 2016 INFINITI Q50, the 2016 Acura TLX, the 2016 Nissan Maxima, the 2016 Volkswagen CC, and the 2016 Lexus ES-350 and less safe than the 2016 Lexus RX. It is about as safe as the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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