If you’re on the hunt for your next new Lincoln model, we’ve got some great news about two of the members of the Lincoln lineup: the 2017 Lincoln MKZ as well as the Lincoln MKX have both been named Top Safety Picks from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Earning a Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS is no small beans, and in order to qualify for the designation, vehicles much earn a “good” rating in five crashworthiness tests, as well as an advanced or Superior rating for front crash prevention. The Lincoln MKZ earned its title in the Midsize Luxury Car segment while the MKX earned the rating in the Midsize Luxury SUV segment; both designations are made when available driver assist front-crash prevention features are equipped.

“The vehicles are available with a suite of intuitive, driver-assist technologies. Their Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection uses camera and radar technology to monitor the vehicle’s proximity to other vehicles and pedestrians. If a potential collision is detected, the system can alert the driver with visible and audible warnings and, if needed, pre-charge the brakes and increase brake sensitivity to help provide full responsiveness.”

”The lane-keeping system uses a forward-facing camera to detect lane markings. It can apply steering wheel torque and alert the driver with a steering wheel vibration should sensors detect drifting.”

“Both vehicles are equipped with BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert uses radar sensors to alert drivers with lights in their sideview mirrors if another vehicle is detected in blind spots. When drivers are backing up, the system can detect a vehicle approaching from either side, notifying drivers with a warning light and an audible tone.” —excerpted from a 09.12.16 Lincoln Media Center Press Release

If you’re ready to see what a difference the Lincoln brand can make in your morning commute, we invite you to join us at Nick Mayer Lincoln Mayfield, located on 6180 Mayfield Road, Mayfield Heights, OH. We’ll answer any questions you might have about these or any of the other wonderful members of the Lincoln lineup. From there, you can take a test drive and get the ball rolling with our expert finance department. We look forward to serving you!

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