As a whole, Ford Motor Company had a mixed showing on the most recent Consumer Reports reliability survey, with The Blue Oval posting a mediocre 18th-place result. Meanwhile, the Ford Bronco Sport was stripped of its recommendation from the publication, as was the Ford Mustang Mach-E, due to reported quality issues with both models. However, Lincoln fared well, placing 10th overall, and the 2023 Lincoln Corsair has been added to the publication’s list of recommended vehicles.
The 2023 Lincoln Corsair was granted an impressive above average predicted reliability of 5 out of 5, as CR members have experienced very few issues with their 2020-2022 vehicles. In fact, the Corsair has consistently posted above average predicted reliability scores overall since the 2020 model year. For the most recent model year, the crossover was ranked well above average in every category, except for in-car electronics.
In order to come up with its reliability ratings for specific vehicles, CR gathers its reliability data via online questionnaires that it sends to its members. These surveys ask if those owners have experienced any problems with their vehicles over the course of the las year in 17 different categories. Specific problem areas include such things as the vehicle’s engine, transmission, electrical system, body hardware, paint, and trim, as well as more specific issues related to those categories. CR then uses that date to come up with predicted reliability scores. This year’s survey collected data from 300,000 2020-2022 model year vehicles.
In order for a vehicle like the 2023 Lincoln Corsair to earn a place on CR’s recommended vehicle list, it must have an overall high score, posting excellent results in CR testing, owner surveys, crash tests and safety tests. This year, the organization notes that ongoing supply chains issues have made reliability a key metric for vehicle owners.