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Great News! MKZ wins IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award


The MKZ was one of 22 vehicles that won the IIHS's Top Safety Pick+ Award this year.

IIHS is using new criteria for the awards this year. TOP SAFETY PICK requires good performance in the Institute's moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests and, for the first time, good or acceptable performance in the small overlap front test introduced in 2012. The same level of performance in those tests, along with at least a basic rating for front crash prevention, is required for the higher accolade, TOP SAFETY PICK+.

So I would say that this is great news. You can say plenty of things about the MKZ, but you can't say that it is unsafe.
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great to hear

very happy to hear it did well in the small overlap test. not very many cars in this class score well in that test.
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but I thought the MKZ came with all the fancy wizard gizmos to keep it out of collisions how did they even manage to crash one LOL
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My local news ONLY mentioned (3) vehicles and NEVER MENTIONED THE MKZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! Our little secret, it was ONE of the selling points before we bought a 2014, felt like a safe car & these days way too many distracted drivers. Saw a driver blow through an intersection doing close to 50 MPH on a city street & TEXTING at the same time...
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My local news ONLY mentioned (3) vehicles and NEVER MENTIONED THE MKZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! Our little secret, it was ONE of the selling points before we bought a 2014, felt like a safe car & these days way too many distracted drivers. Saw a driver blow through an intersection doing close to 50 MPH on a city street & TEXTING at the same time...
wooohoooooo, I like to call them adrenaline junkies LOL
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My local news ONLY mentioned (3) vehicles and NEVER MENTIONED THE MKZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! Our little secret, it was ONE of the selling points before we bought a 2014, felt like a safe car & these days way too many distracted drivers. Saw a driver blow through an intersection doing close to 50 MPH on a city street & TEXTING at the same time...
Its actually a top safety pick PLUS

its one up from the top safety pick

not alot of cars get the + approval
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I understand what you mean about distracted drivers. ****, people can't even walk without running into things. I read a news story the other day about a girl who walked off a pier into freezing cold water because she was walking while texting.

Not every car gets this award. I think it really says something about the quality of the MKZ.
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Its actually a top safety pick PLUS

its one up from the top safety pick

not alot of cars get the + approval
I showed the wife the list & she saw the 2:17 video as well.....
Yep The "+" definitely make a higher standard in my opinion...
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At least the MKZ shines in this area, it lacks in others so it's good to see it gets a high ranking here.
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which areas would you say it lacks on RothC?
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