2018 Lincoln MKX  RealSafeCars89Safety Rating

#13 of 2018 SUVs

#16 of all 2018 vehicles

The MKX, a mainstay of Lincoln's lineup since 2007, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. The Lincoln MKX has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 Lincoln MKX is 34% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2018 Lincoln MKX is 25% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2018 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.

9671INFINITI QX60Buick EnvisionToyota 4RunnerFord ExplorerAcura RDXAcura MDXLexus RXMazda CX-9M.-B. GLC-ClassLincoln MKXToyota HighlanderBMW X3Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Lincoln MKX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 71 to 96. The 2018 Lincoln MKX is safer than the 2018 INFINITI QX60, the 2018 Buick Envision, the 2018 Toyota 4Runner, the 2018 Ford Explorer, and the 2018 Acura RDX. It is about as safe as the 2018 BMW X3, the 2018 Toyota Highlander, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, and the 2018 Mazda CX-9.

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