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SAFETY | 10 out of 10
Five stars, front- and side-impact protection
Top Safety Pick
“Available safety features include ABS, traction control”
“’Cross Traffic Alert’ system…uses sensors to warn the driver of approaching vehicles when backing out of a parking space with limited availability.”
to the rear, “the driver’s view out is restricted”
The New York Times
The MKT earns top safety rankings from both of the major crash-test groups, and piles on more safety technology to earn the highest score we can give in any category.
It's simply loaded with just about every safety feature imaginable and some that you might have never realized you needed. Ford installs front, side,and curtain airbags (which extend three rows of protection); stability and traction control; anti-lock brakes; a rearview camera; a blind-spot alert system; and adaptive headlamps.
The MKT has earned a five-star rating from the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) for front- and side-impact tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) also gives the Lincoln its top "good" scores, and since it also has standard stability control, it earns their Top Safety Pick award.
Beyond the norm, Lincoln tops off the safety package with features like Active Park Assist, which helps drivers guide the MKT into parking spaces through sensors and cameras. Pull next to a spot, dial up the assist, and the MKT steers into place, with your help on the gas and brake.
Safe and sound, the 2011 Lincoln MKT is one of the most protective rides you’ll find.