2015 Lincoln MKX

midsize luxury SUV / 4-door SUV

Crashworthiness

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

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Optional system
Basic

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 2015 models

Tested vehicle: 2007 Ford Edge 4-door 2WD

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.

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 2015 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 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.

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 2015 models

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 2013-15 models

Seat type: Power leather seat with 4-way head restraint built after Oct 2011

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry

Front crash prevention

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

Applies to 2014-15 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • Autobrake not available.
Basic
Basic
with optional equipment

How front crash prevention is evaluated