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2015 Lincoln MKS

Large luxury car

Crashworthiness
Front crash
prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
with optional
equipment
Check
for recalls
  • Small overlap front
    P
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Electronic stability control
4
Antilock brakes
5
Daytime running lights (optional on fleet vehicles only)
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2015
P
G
G
G
G
2014
P
G
G
G
G
2013
P
G
G
G
G
2012
P
G
G
G
G
2011
P
G
G
G
G
2010
P
G
G
G
G
2009
P
G
G
G
G

Applies to 2009-15 models

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

The Lincoln MKS was introduced in the 2009 model year.

Structure

The driver space was not maintained well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of 30 cm at the lower hinge pillar. Upper interior intrusion measured as much as 29 cm at the hinge pillar. The door sill was pushed in laterally 13 cm toward the driver, and the steering column was pushed back 13 cm.

Injury measures

Measures from the dummy indicate that injuries to the left hip would be likely in a crash of this severity. Injuries to the left knee and left lower leg would be possible. Head injury risk from the instrument panel/window sill hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the left side as the steering column moved 15 cm to the right, contributing to the head hitting the instrument panel. 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 vehicle2014 Lincoln MKS 4-door
Weight 4,243 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase113 in.
Length206 in.
Width76 in.
Engine3.7 L V6
EPA ratings19 mpg city / 28 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEN1435
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)30
Footrest (cm)20
Lower occupant compartment
Left toepan (cm)25
Brake pedal (cm)14
Parking brake (cm)25
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)13
Steering column13
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)29
Upper occupant compartment
Upper dash (cm)24
Lower instrument panel (cm)20

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1435
Head
HIC-1582
Peak gs at hard contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm)11
Maximum Nij 0.25
Chest maximum compression (mm)19
Femur (kN)
Left6.6
Right2.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left13
Right2
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left30
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left0.90
Right0.62
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left1.4
Right0.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left43
Right50

Applies to 2009-15 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 MKS was introduced in the 2009 model year. 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. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2009 Lincoln MKS Ultimate 4-door
Weight 4,160 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase113 in.
Length204 in.
Width76 in.
Engine3.7 L V6
EPA ratings17 mpg city / 24 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF0810
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)4
Left (cm)6
Center (cm)8
Right (cm)7
Brake pedal (cm)5
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)2
Right (cm)2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)3
Rearward (cm)-1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)2

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF0810
Head
HIC-15189
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)0.1
Extension bending moment (Nm)8
Maximum Nij 0.31
Chest maximum compression (mm)30
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.9
Femur force - right (kN)1.4
Knee displacement - left (mm)2
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.33
Maximum tibia index - right0.72
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN)3.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left44
Right58

Applies to 2009-15 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 MKS was introduced in the 2009 model year.

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 vehicle2009 Lincoln MKS 4-door
Weight 4,136 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase113 in.
Length204 in.
Width76 in.
Engine3.7 L V6
EPA ratings17 mpg city / 24 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0834
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.
-13.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0834
Head HIC-15106
Neck
Tension (kN)0.7
Compression (kN)0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)25
Lateral force (kN)1.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)29
Average deflection (mm)23
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)2.85
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.42
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.9
Acetabulum force (kN)3.0
Combined force (kN)4.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.3
L-M moment (Nm)103
A-P moment (Nm) 46

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0834
Head HIC-15163
Neck
Tension (kN)0.1
Compression (kN)0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)25
Lateral force (kN)1.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)24
Average deflection (mm)18
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)2.75
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.22
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.3
Acetabulum force (kN)1.9
Combined force (kN)2.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.5
L-M moment (Nm)222
A-P moment (Nm) 33

Applies to 2009-15 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight4,172 lbs
Peak force17,461 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio4.19
Tested vehicle
2010 Lincoln MKS 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 2013-15 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 seats with 4-way head restraints

How this test is conducted

Seat typePower leather seats with 4-way head restraints
Geometry
Backset (mm)20
Distance below top of head (mm)27
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)10.1
Head contact time (ms)57
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)42
Max neck tension (N)529

Applies to 2015 models

System details

  • Optional Collision Warning

Package name

  • Optional Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Basic
with optional
equipment
1 point total

Forward collision warning

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

Low-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

How this rating is determined

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