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The 2017 Lincoln Continental Is An IIHS ‘Top Safety Pick+’

The all-new, 2017 Lincoln Continental luxury sedan has been made a “Top Safety Pick+” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), thanks to its demonstrated crashworthiness, strong headlights, and available frontal crash-prevention system. The Lincoln Continental earned a “Good” score in all five crashworthiness categories: small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints.

The IIHS only recently started requiring all Top Safety Pick+ contenders to have “Good” or “Acceptable” headlights, leading many automakers to step up their game in that area. The 2017 Lincoln Continental’s headlights have been rated as “Good”. Frontal crash-prevention systems must also be available, and rated as “Superior” or “Advanced”, for a car to qualify; the Continental’s available system has been deemed “Superior”.

The IIHS’ Top Safety Pick+ award is the highest honor a car can earn from the organization. Out of a group of six full-size cars recently tested, just three – the Lincoln Continental, and two others – made the cut. The 2017 Ford Taurus, which rides on the same D3 platform as the Continental’s “MKS” predecessor, was one of those that failed to earn the title.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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