On sale now at Lincoln dealerships, the 2015 MKS received five stars in the front and side crashworthiness tests and four stars in the rollover crashworthiness test.
The rating applies to front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions of the MKS.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rated the MKS "good" in all crash tests, except for the small overlap front crash test. The 2015 MKS earned a "poor" rating in that test. The small overlap front crash test is designed to replicate what happens when the front corner of a vehicle collides with another vehicle or an object like a tree or utility pole.
Standard safety equipment on the MKS includes antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability control and a rearview camera.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers should note that the 2015 Audi A6 earned the top five-star safety rating from NHTSA. The 2015 Lexus GS 350 has not been rated. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class earned a four-star overall safety rating.