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The 2012 Lincoln MKT has a Top Safety Pick award under its belt, and some of the most advanced safety gear on the market.
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“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

At least one of the two crash-testing agencies has spoken, and the 2012 Lincoln MKT gets its best ratings to go with a comprehensive set of safety features and options.

We've given the MKT our best safety score possible, because it's loaded with nearly every safety feature imaginable. Some of them, you may not have realized you needed. Each MKT has standard front, side,and curtain airbags (which extend through all three rows of protection); stability and traction control; anti-lock brakes; a rearview camera; a blind-spot alert system; and adaptive headlamps.

Above and beyond these, the big Lincoln crossover adds optional features such as Active Park Assist, which uses cameras and sensors and electric power steering to steer the vehicle into tight parallel parking spots. Pull up next to the spot, call up the assist, and the vehicle steers itself into place, with you coordinating the gas and brake.

In the past, the MKT has earned a five-star rating from the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) for front- and side-impact tests, but it hasn't been re-tested since the agency rejiggered its formulas in the 2011 model year. However, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has given the Lincoln MKT its top "good" scores across the board, and since it also has standard stability control, it earns the IIHS' Top Safety Pick award.



The 2012 Lincoln MKT has a Top Safety Pick award under its belt, and some of the most advanced safety gear on the market.

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