Top Safety Pick

2012 Lincoln MKT

midsize luxury SUV / 4-door SUV

2012 Lincoln MKT 4-door SUV
2010 Lincoln MKT shown

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
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

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
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

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

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2011-19 models

Seat type: Power leather seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry