2020 Lincoln Continental  RealSafeCars90Safety Rating

#5 of 2020 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#13 of all 2020 vehicles


Pictured: 2017 Lincoln Continental
The Continental, which Lincoln introduced in 2016, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. The Lincoln Continental packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. Lincoln offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 Lincoln Continental 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 2020 Lincoln Continental has a score of 90, implying a 0.028% chance of driver death (2.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Lincoln Continental has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0283% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.2376%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0283% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.2376% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Lincoln Continental is 41% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2020 Lincoln Continental is 45% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

10067Lexus GSLexus ES-350Acura RLXINFINITI QX60Buick EnclaveCadillac XT6Audi Q7Volvo S90Lincoln AviatorLincoln ContinentalAcura MDXHyundai Genesis G80Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Lincoln Continental with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 67 to 100. The 2020 Lincoln Continental is safer than the 2020 Lexus GS, the 2020 Lexus ES-350, the 2020 Acura RLX, the 2020 INFINITI QX60, the 2020 Buick Enclave, and the 2020 Cadillac XT6 and less safe than the 2020 Audi Q7. It is about as safe as the 2020 Hyundai Genesis G80, the 2020 Acura MDX, and the 2020 Lincoln Aviator.

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