2017 Lincoln MKX  RealSafeCars89Safety Rating

#14 of 2017 SUVs

#18 of all 2017 vehicles

The MKX, part of Lincoln's lineup since 2007, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. The MKX has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. The Lincoln MKX 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 Lincoln MKX is 34% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2017 Lincoln MKX is 25% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2017 Lincoln MKX offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9574INFINITI QX50Toyota 4RunnerAcura RDXFord ExplorerAudi Q5Cadillac XT5Acura MDXLexus RXHyundai Genesis G80Lincoln MKXToyota HighlanderVolvo XC60Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Lincoln MKX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 74 to 95. The 2017 Lincoln MKX is safer than the 2017 INFINITI QX50, the 2017 Toyota 4Runner, the 2017 Acura RDX, the 2017 Ford Explorer, and the 2017 Audi Q5. It is about as safe as the 2017 Volvo XC60, the 2017 Toyota Highlander, the 2017 Hyundai Genesis G80, and the 2017 Lexus RX.

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