Lincoln MKT Gets top Safety Pick

Ford Motor's Lincoln MKT received yesterday the Top Safety pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The crossover was found as providing a high level of crash protection, making Ford in the process the manufacturer with the most IIHS Top Safety Pick ratings.

Earning a Top Safety Pick rating is great news because the Insurance Institute’s tests are some of the most demanding conducted outside of our own laboratories, and customers increasingly rely on them when choosing a new vehicle,” Sue Cischke, Ford sustainability, environment and safety engineering vice president said in a release.

The Lincoln MKT proved as a good performer in front, side, and rear tests, as well as standard electronic stability control. It scored "good" in frontal offset tests and side impact tests. No roof strength tests were conducted on the MKT.

The MKT’s array of advanced safety technologies raises the bar for luxury vehicles and pushes the new frontier of ‘active’ crash-avoidance features that help drivers avoid or reduce the severity of accidents. In the unfortunate event of an accident, the MKT offers a high level of crash protection, including leading crash-safety ratings such as the IIHS Top Safety Pick,” Steve Kozak, Ford safety systems chief engineer added.

In the latest test conducted by IIHS, two other vehicles performed equally well: the Dodge Journey and the Mazda 3. To qualify for the Tip Safety pick, a vehicle must earn the highest rating of good in the Institute's front, side, and rear tests and be equipped with electronic stability control.

"Recognizing vehicles at the head of the class for safety helps consumers distinguish the best overall choices without having to sort through multiple test results," Adrian Lund, IIHs president said.
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