2020 Lincoln MKZ  RealSafeCars84Safety Rating

#18 of 2020 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#56 of all 2020 vehicles


The MKZ, part of Lincoln's lineup since 2007, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. The MKZ has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. 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 2020 Lincoln MKZ is above 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 2020 Lincoln MKZ has a score of 84, implying a 0.036% chance of driver death (3.3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Lincoln MKZ has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0364% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.1572%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0364% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.1572% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Lincoln MKZ is 24% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2020 Lincoln MKZ is 29% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

9566Cadillac CT5Lexus ES-350Acura TLXToyota AvalonKia StingerNissan MaximaHyundai Genesis G80Lincoln MKZGMC AcadiaChrysler 300Dodge ChargerINFINITI Q50Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Lincoln MKZ with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 66 to 95. The 2020 Lincoln MKZ is safer than the 2020 Cadillac CT5, the 2020 Lexus ES-350, the 2020 Acura TLX, the 2020 Toyota Avalon, the 2020 Kia Stinger, the 2020 Nissan Maxima, and the 2020 INFINITI Q50 and less safe than the 2020 Hyundai Genesis G80. It is about as safe as the 2020 GMC Acadia.

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