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2010 Lincoln MKT

midsize luxury SUV / 4-door SUV

2010 Lincoln MKT 4-door SUV

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Other available safety features

  • Optional blind spot detection

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 2010-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Lincoln MKT 4-door 4wd

The Lincoln MKT was introduced in the 2010 model year. It is structurally similar to the Ford Flex. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Ford as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF0822
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 7
Left (cm) 11
Center (cm) 14
Right (cm) 12
Brake pedal (cm) 4
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 6
Right (cm) 5
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 0
Rearward (cm) 6
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 2

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF0822
Head
HIC-15 194
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm) 9
Maximum Nij 0.35
Chest maximum compression (mm) 44
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.9
Femur force - right (kN) 1.2
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.41
Maximum tibia index - right 0.47
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 57
Right 129

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2010-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Lincoln MKT 4-door 4wd with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Lincoln MKT was introduced in the 2010 model year. It is structurally similar to the Ford Flex. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Ford as part of side crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS0903
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -8.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS0903
Head HIC-15 101
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Compression (kN) 0.8
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 27
Lateral force (kN) 1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 31
Average deflection (mm) 26
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.70
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.40
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.6
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.6
Combined force (kN) 3.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.2
L-M moment (Nm) 84
A-P moment (Nm) 13

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS0903
Head HIC-15 139
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.1
Compression (kN) 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 14
Lateral force (kN) 1.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 27
Average deflection (mm) 23
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.10
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.20
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.3
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.7
Combined force (kN) 2.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.3
L-M moment (Nm) 81
A-P moment (Nm) 31

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2010-19 models built after March 2010

Tested vehicle: 2010 Lincoln MKT 4-door 4wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 4,899 lbs
Peak force 21,010 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.29

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2010 models

Seat type: Power leather seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power leather seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 30
Distance below top of head (mm) 19
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 8.8
Head contact time (ms) 62
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 1
Max neck tension (N) 389

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted