2017 Lincoln MKT  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#39 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#84 of all 2017 vehicles

The MKT, part of Lincoln's lineup since 2010, is a three-row large wagon with seating up to 7. The Lincoln MKT has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. The MKT has offered Apple CarPlay since 2017. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Lincoln offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2017 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 2017 Lincoln MKT has a score of 78, implying a 0.045% chance of driver death (4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2017 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 2017 Lincoln MKT is 4% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2017 Lincoln MKT is 11% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

10063INFINITI Q70Cadillac XTSINFINITI QX60Lincoln MKTBuick EnclaveLincoln MKXAudi Q7Ford ExpeditionAcura MDXHyundai Genesis G80Chevrolet TahoeVolkswagen TouaregComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Lincoln MKT with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 63 to 100. The 2017 Lincoln MKT is safer than the 2017 INFINITI Q70 and less safe than the 2017 Buick Enclave, the 2017 Lincoln MKX, the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg, the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe, the 2017 Hyundai Genesis G80, the 2017 Acura MDX, the 2017 Ford Expedition, and the 2017 Audi Q7. It is about as safe as the 2017 INFINITI QX60.

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