2003 Lincoln LS

large luxury car / 4-door sedan

2003 Lincoln LS 4-door sedan
2000 Lincoln LS shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Head restraints & seats

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2000-06 models built after February 2000

Tested vehicle: 2000 Lincoln LS8 4-door

The Lincoln LS was introduced in the 2000 model year and discontinued after the 2006 model year. All 2000-06 LS models manufactured after February 2000 include structural changes to improve occupant protection in frontal crashes (note: information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on or near the driver door).

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has evaluated the crashworthiness of a 2000 LS with the structural changes in a 40 mph frontal offset crash test into a deformable barrier.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well.

Despite buckling of both doors on the driver side, intrusion into the driver's space was minimal.

Good control of dummy movement allowed the dummy to rebound into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2003-06 models

Seat type: All seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry