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2015 Lincoln MKX

Midsize luxury SUV
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

Front crash prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
with optional
equipment

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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; includes roll stability control to minimize the possibility of rollover
4
Antilock brakes
5
Daytime running lights (optional on vehicles sold to fleets)
Model year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
2015
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
2014
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
2013
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
2012
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2011
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2010
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2015 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
A
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.

This rating applies to vehicles other than the specific model and body style tested.

The Ford Edge and its twin, the Lincoln MKX, were introduced in the 2007 model year and restyled for the 2011 model year. The Edge was redesigned for 2015, but the MKX remains unchanged from 2014 models. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are based on a test of a 2007 Ford Edge.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the neck, chest, and both legs indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. A high head acceleration occurred when the dummy's head hit the steering wheel through the airbag, indicating that head injuries would be possible. Head acceleration from the sunvisor/roof rail hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the sunvisor and roof rail.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2007 Ford Edge 4-door 2WD
Weight 4,225 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase111 in.
Length186 in.
Width76 in.
Engine3.5 L V6
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0701
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)3
Left (cm)3
Center (cm)7
Right (cm)9
Brake pedal (cm)2
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)1
Right (cm)1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)0
Rearward (cm)-3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0701
Head
HIC-15547
Peak gs at hard contact81
Neck
Tension (kN)1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm)9
Maximum Nij 0.31
Chest maximum compression (mm)38
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)2.4
Femur force - right (kN)1.3
Knee displacement - left (mm)1
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.40
Maximum tibia index - right0.77
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.4
Tibia axial force - right (kN)3.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left90
Right130

Applies to 2015 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
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.

This rating applies to vehicles other than the specific model and body style tested.

The Ford Edge and its twin, the Lincoln MKX, were introduced in the 2007 model year and restyled for the 2011 model year. The Edge was redesigned for 2015, but the MKX remains unchanged from 2014 models. Side ratings are based on a test of a 2007 Ford Edge.

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 and a side airbag that deployed from the seat.

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 vehicle2007 Ford Edge 4-door 2WD
Weight 4,184 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase111 in.
Length186 in.
Width76 in.
Engine3.5 L V6
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0702
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.
-9.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0702
Head HIC-15176
Neck
Tension (kN)1.4
Compression (kN)0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)32
Lateral force (kN)1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)21
Average deflection (mm)17
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)2.57
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.21
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.3
Acetabulum force (kN)2.8
Combined force (kN)3.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.3
L-M moment (Nm)140
A-P moment (Nm) 31

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0702
Head HIC-15208
Neck
Tension (kN)0.2
Compression (kN)0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)32
Lateral force (kN)1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)31
Average deflection (mm)23
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.70
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.33
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.8
Acetabulum force (kN)2.6
Combined force (kN)2.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.3
L-M moment (Nm)84
A-P moment (Nm) 36

Applies to 2015 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight4,330 lbs
Peak force20,347 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio4.70
Tested vehicle
Rating applies to both the tested Ford Edge (2011-14 models built after February 2011) and the structurally similar Lincoln MKX (2011-15 models built after February 2011).
2011 Ford Edge SEL 4-door 4wd
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 seat with 4-way head restraint built after Oct 2011

How this test is conducted

Seat typePower leather seat with 4-way head restraint mfg after Oct 2011
Geometry
Backset (mm)22
Distance below top of head (mm)16
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)9.0
Head contact time (ms)72
Force rating1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)20
Max neck tension (N)489

Applies to 2014-15 models

System details

  • Optional Collision Warning

Package name

  • Optional 101A + Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning for 2014 models
  • optional Adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support for 2015 models

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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