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2011 Lincoln MKX Is a Top Safety Pick

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2011 Lincoln MKX FWD 4-door Angular Front Exterior View

2011 Lincoln MKX FWD 4-door Angular Front Exterior View


The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has kind words for the 2011 Lincoln MKX today, calling it a Top Safety Pick.

The Top Safety Pick award goes to vehicles that earn "good" ratings in the insurance industry-funded group's own crash tests. The award only goes to vehicles that have stability control on their standard-equipment list.

This year the IIHS also added a roof-crush standard to its criteria, which eliminated scores of vehicles from the Top Safety Pick ranks.

The MKX's standard equipment list includes the usual airbags, anti-lock brakes and stability control. On the options list, the highly-rated 2011 MKX also gets options for a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, and adaptive headlights.

The MKX has been revamped this year with updated powertrains, a big winged grille, and the implantation of MyLincoln Touch into its cabin. MyLincoln Touch, like its Ford cousin, replaces many of the knobs and switches inside the cockpit with a big touchscreen and light-sensitive switches. It's a system that other publications think may have a negative impact on the vehicle's safety.

In today's Lincoln lineup, the MKZ and MKS sedans and the big MKT crossover also have been named Top Safety Picks.

[Lincoln, IIHS]

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    1. Nice car - dumb nomenclature strategy (that dilutes the Mark series of the past). Who can keep up with all these MK this or MK that? Give the names that people can actually recall!

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