Top Safety Pick

2012 Lincoln MKX

midsize luxury SUV / 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 2007-14 models

Tested vehicle: 2007 Ford Edge 4-door 2WD

The Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX were introduced in the 2007 model year and restyled for the 2011 model year.

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 very well.

A high head acceleration occurred when the dummy's head hit the steering wheel through the airbag.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot injury measures were low.

Side

Rating applies to 2007-14 models

Tested vehicle: 2007 Ford Edge 4-door 2WD with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX were introduced in the 2007 model year and restyled for the 2011 model year.

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

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2011-14 models built after February 2011

Tested vehicle: 2011 Ford Edge SEL 4-door 4wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 4,330 lbs
Peak force 20,347 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.70

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2007-12 models built after January 2007

Seat type: Manual-power seats built after Jan 2007

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry