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2015 Lincoln MKC Misses Top Crash-Test Ratings From Feds

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The federal government has crash-tested a 2015 Lincoln MKC, and with an Overall Rating at four stars, the model ends up short of the top echelon for compact-crossover safety.

New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) federal side-impact tests for the MKC found an excellent five-star level of occupant protection, for both male-size driver and female-size rear occupants. Although the results include an accompanying note that the left rear passenger door unlatched and opened during the side impact test—something that would increase the likelihood of occupant ejection.

The relatively new federal side pole test, which simulates the side impact with a narrow, fixed object like a utility pole or tree, also returned an excellent five-star rating for the MKC.

Frontal impact tests conducted by the federal government don't paint the MKC in such top-tier position, however; like the Escape, it achieves four stars in that category.
 
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