IIHS Gives Top Safety Pick+ Award to 2017 Continental

2017 Lincoln Continental IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award

Lincoln places a high priority on passenger safety, so it comes as no surprise that the 2017 Lincoln Continental earned the Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Continental — Lincoln’s flagship sedan — received the award on account of its available crash prevention system, along with the good rating achieved on crash tests and its optional adaptive LED headlamps. 

IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award Criteria and 2017 Continental

For the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award, vehicles must have good ratings in five crashworthiness tests — small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints. Also, the vehicle must have an available front crash prevention system that earns a superior or advanced rating, and good or acceptable headlights. The 2017 Continental hit all of these marks.

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2017 Continental Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection

A major strength of the 2017 Continental on the safety front is its available Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, which received a superior rating during the IIHS testing. The system, which is designed to reduce the severity of and, in some cases, even eliminate frontal collision, uses radar and camera technology to provide a collision warning to the driver. If the driver does not respond in time, it can automatically apply the vehicle brakes.

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