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Lincoln Corsair Among Top 10 Most Reliable Vehicles

With the release of Consumer Reports‘ most recent owner survey, Ford has enjoyed mixed results in a variety of areas. On the bright side, the 2023 Ford Escape and Lincoln Corsair were added to the consumer organization’s list of recommended vehicles, though the Ford Bronco Sport and Ford Mustang Mach-E both lost their recommended status over quality concerns. In terms of brands, Ford ranked a mere 18th among 24 entities, dropping four places from last year, while Lincoln ranked 10th – an improvement of 14 spots. Now, the good news continues, as the Lincoln Corsair has been named as one of the top 10 most reliable vehicles by Consumer Reports, too.

Consumer Reports came up with its list of the top 10 most reliable vehicles using data from its owner survey, which contains information on over 300,000 vehicles. The organization takes a look at 17 different common problem areas including everything from powertrains to interior quality, weighs the severity of each problem, and then creates a predicted reliability score ranging from 1 to 100. Otherwise, the only stipulation is that a model must have at least two model years of availability to qualify for the list.

When the scores were tabulated, the Lincoln Corsair ranked sixth among all eligible vehicles with a predicted reliability score of 82. It was preceded by the Toyota Corolla Hybrid (93), Lexus GX (91), Mini Cooper (89), Toyota Prius (89), and Mazda MX-5 (85), while the luxury crossover beat out the Toyota Corolla (81), Subaru Crosstrek (80), BMW 3-Series (80), and Toyota Prius Prime (77).

Lincoln Corsair GT

Overall the Lincoln Corsair earned a perfect reliability ranking of 5 out of 5 thanks to its stellar track record among owners/members of 2020, 2021, and 2022 model year vehicles. The crossover secured the top reliability score in very possible category, save for its suspension, paint/trim, body integrity, body hardware, and in-car electronics, while complaints revolving around those areas were limited to specific model years.

We’ll have more on the Corsair soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Lincoln newsLincoln Corsair news, and continuous Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Michael

    Then why are there so many used Corsairs for sale? I was thinking of buying one, and did a search, and was shocked at how many used ones are for sale in my area, and I do not live in a major city, not even close.

  2. Michael

    There has to be reasons why people are dumping them after 1 or 2 years.

  3. bhoward4

    Does the 2023 Corsair hybrid qualify for the Federal subsidies offered for electric vehicles?

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  4. Ken

    I nearly bought the Corsair and very strongly considered the Nautilus. However, after test driving multiple models I drove home an Aviator. Initially I thought Aviator might be too much car, but after driving it and then after re-testing the others I knew I wanted the Aviator. The extra utility and options of the Aviator was well worth the additional cost.

    1. Joel Ashley

      An accompanying article says the Aviator is one of CR’s least reliable cars, just the opposite of the Corsair. I’d like to know where the Nautilus came out, myself.


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