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2017 Lincoln Continental

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2017 Lincoln Continental
2017 Lincoln Continental
Crashworthiness
  • Small overlap front
    G
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

Crash avoidance & Mitigation
Front crash prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
with optional
equipment

Headlights
G
with optional
equipment

Child Seat Anchors (LATCH)
ease of use
A

Check for NHTSA recalls
Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2017
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
2002
A
Crash avoidance rating
2001
A
Crash avoidance rating
2000
A
Crash avoidance rating
1999
A
Crash avoidance rating
1998
A
Crash avoidance rating
1997
A
Crash avoidance rating
1996
A
Crash avoidance rating
1995
A
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2017 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Lincoln Continental was reintroduced in the 2017 model year as a replacement for the Lincoln MKS.

Structure

The driver space was maintained well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of 5 cm at the lower hinge pillar. Upper interior intrusion measured 4-5 cm at the hinge pillar and instrument panel.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s movement was well controlled. The dummy’s head loaded the frontal airbag, which stayed in front of the dummy until rebound. The side curtain airbag deployed and has sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag also deployed.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2017 Lincoln Continental Premiere 4-door
Weight 4,188 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 118 in.
Length 201 in.
Width 75 in.
Engine 3.7 L V6
EPA ratings 17 mpg city / 26 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1710
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 5
Footrest (cm) 3
Left toepan (cm) 2
Brake pedal (cm) 4
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 1
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 3
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 4
Upper dash (cm) 4
Lower instrument panel (cm) 5

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1710
Head
HIC-15 77
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.6
Extension bending moment (Nm) 18
Maximum Nij 0.16
Chest maximum compression (mm) 21
Femur (kN)
Left 0.1
Right 0.0
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 0
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.49
Right 0.33
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 0.8
Right 0.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 24
Right 24

Applies to 2017 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Lincoln Continental was reintroduced in the 2017 model year as a replacement for the Lincoln MKS. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Ford as part of frontal crash test verification.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain and side torso airbags deployed during the crash. After the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2017 Lincoln Continental Premiere 4-door
Weight 4,346 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 118 in.
Length 201 in.
Width 75 in.
Engine 3.7 L V6
EPA ratings 17 mpg city / 26 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1707
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 4
Left (cm) 6
Center (cm) 4
Right (cm) 6
Brake pedal (cm) 10
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 2
Right (cm) 2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 0
Rearward (cm) -3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1707
Head
HIC-15 129
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.6
Extension bending moment (Nm) 17
Maximum Nij 0.18
Chest maximum compression (mm) 26
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.5
Femur force - right (kN) 0.6
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.42
Maximum tibia index - right 0.44
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 67
Right 78

Applies to 2017 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Lincoln Continental was reintroduced in the 2017 model year as a replacement for the Lincoln MKS. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Ford as part of side crash test verification.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Passenger — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2017 Lincoln Continental Select 4-door
Weight 4,406 lbs.
Side airbags standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 118 in.
Length 201 in.
Width 75 in.
Engine 2.7 L turbocharged V6
EPA ratings 18 mpg city / 27 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1705
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-24.0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1705
Head HIC-15 247
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Compression (kN) 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 35
Lateral force (kN) 1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 30
Average deflection (mm) 22
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.79
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.28
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.5
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.3
Combined force (kN) 2.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.2
L-M moment (Nm) 19
A-P moment (Nm) 48

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1705
Head HIC-15 65
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.2
Compression (kN) 0.7
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 9
Lateral force (kN) 0.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 21
Average deflection (mm) 21
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.10
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.28
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.3
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.2
Combined force (kN) 2.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.4
L-M moment (Nm) 21
A-P moment (Nm) 78

Applies to 2017 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight 4,308 lbs
Peak force 21,861 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.07
Tested vehicle
2017 Lincoln Continental Select 4-door
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2017 models

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Power leather seat

How this test is conducted

Seat type Power leather seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 2
Distance below top of head (mm) 2
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 14.7
Head contact time (ms) 50
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 468

Applies to 2017 models

System details

  • Optional Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Protection

Package name

  • Optional Technology Package

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Superior
with optional
equipment
6 points total

Forward collision warning

This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point

Low-speed autobrake

In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
2 points

High-speed autobrake

In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
3 points

How this rating is determined

Ratings are given for 4 different headlight variations available for this vehicle.
Trim level(s)
  • Reserve trim equipped with Luxury and Climate packages
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? Yes
Overall rating
G
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the left side of the road and fair on the right side. On curves, visibility was good on the sharp left and both right curves and fair on the gradual left curve.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams

On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual right curve and fair on the sharp right and both left curves.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway, on both left curves and on both right curves.

How this test is conducted

Trim level(s)
  • Reserve trim equipped with Luxury package
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? No
Overall rating
G
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the left side of the road and fair on the right side. On curves, visibility was good on the sharp left and both right curves and fair on the gradual left curve.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams

On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual right curve and fair on the sharp right and both left curves.

How this test is conducted

Trim level(s)
  • Select trim equipped with Climate package
  • Reserve trim equipped with Climate package
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? Yes
Overall rating
P
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the left side of the road and fair on the right side. On curves, visibility was good on the sharp left and both right curves and fair on the gradual left curve.

The low beams created excessive glare.

High beams

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the left side of the road and inadequate on the right side. On curves, visibility was good on both left curves and fair on both right curves.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and on the gradual left curve.

How this test is conducted

Trim level(s)
  • Premiere trim
  • Select trim
  • Reserve trim
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? No
Overall rating
P
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the left side of the road and fair on the right side. On curves, visibility was good on the sharp left and both right curves and fair on the gradual left curve.

The low beams created excessive glare.

High beams

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the left side of the road and inadequate on the right side. On curves, visibility was good on both left curves and fair on both right curves.

How this test is conducted

Trim level(s)
  • Reserve trim equipped with Luxury and Climate packages
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2017 models
G
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 91.1 m 10.1 %
Straightaway left edge 60.8 m 10.1 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 69.8 m None
250m radius left curve, right edge 62.6 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 57.6 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 57.5 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 161.1 m
Straightaway left edge 156.4 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 77.0 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 74.6 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 60.2 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 58.8 m

Trim level(s)
  • Reserve trim equipped with Luxury package
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2017 models
G
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 91.1 m 10.1 %
Straightaway left edge 60.8 m 10.1 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 69.8 m None
250m radius left curve, right edge 62.6 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 57.6 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 57.5 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 161.1 m
Straightaway left edge 156.4 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 77.0 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 74.6 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 60.2 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 58.8 m

Trim level(s)
  • Select trim equipped with Climate package
  • Reserve trim equipped with Climate package
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2017 models
P
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 91.9 m 127.4 %
Straightaway left edge 61.7 m 127.4 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 70.0 m 11.4 %
250m radius left curve, left edge 61.6 m 66.8 %
150m radius right curve, right edge 62.4 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 64.2 m 70.4 %
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 126.6 m
Straightaway left edge 148.3 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 71.9 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 80.9 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 61.3 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 68.1 m

Trim level(s)
  • Premiere trim
  • Select trim
  • Reserve trim
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2017 models
P
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 91.9 m 127.4 %
Straightaway left edge 61.7 m 127.4 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 70.0 m 11.4 %
250m radius left curve, left edge 61.6 m 66.8 %
150m radius right curve, right edge 62.4 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 64.2 m 70.4 %
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 126.6 m
Straightaway left edge 148.3 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 71.9 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 80.9 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 61.3 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 68.1 m

Applies to 2017 models

How this rating is determined

Overall evaluation

A
Vehicle trim Premiere
Seat type leather

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor and the ability to borrow lower anchors from the other seating positions.

Note: When anchors are borrowed, they aren't available to use in their designated positions.

1 2 3


Good
Acceptable
Marginal
Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
Tether anchor
Lower anchors
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
Can be borrowed from 1 and 3
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors

Seat position 21

3
Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 10
Clearance angle (degrees) 65
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 6-8
Force (lbs) 11
Clearance angle (degrees) 61
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 22

2
Lower anchor A
Lower latch is shared for this seat position
Lower anchor B
Lower latch is shared for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1
Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 9
Clearance angle (degrees) 74
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 11
Clearance angle (degrees) 72
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

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