The latest list of Consumer Reports‘ “Most and Least Satisfying Models in Their Class” has thus far produced some good news for Ford Motor Company, which has seen a pair of its models – the Ford Maverick and Lincoln Corsair – take home awards in the categories of ownership costs and usability, respectively, topping their individual segments in that regard. However, those two models were also joined by a third FoMoCo product – the Lincoln Aviator – which was recognized for its adequate amount of cabin storage space, too.
Though Lincoln – as a brand – only ranked average in the latest Consumer Reports list of the most and least loved automotive brands, the Lincoln Aviator did manage to impress owners with its copious cabin storage space, topping the mid-size luxury crossover/SUV segment in that category. This is notable as one of the Aviator’s rivals – the Audi Q7 – ranked dead last in that regard, too.
To come up with this list, Consumer Reports once again looked to its owner surveys – but this time, it didn’t just lean on overall scores. Instead, it looked at some specific owner questions from the survey, including how satisfied they are in terms of in-cabin comfort, storage space, driving enjoyment, ownership costs, and how easy the infotainment system is to use. This means that models didn’t necessarily have to achieve a high overall score to be named as a satisfying vehicle to own.
The results from this latest study stem from Consumer Reports‘ 2023 Annual Auto Surveys, which collected data from more than 330,000 vehicles from the 2021-2024 model years. As is always the case, owner satisfaction is based on the percentage of survey respondents that answer the question of whether or not they’d buy their vehicle again if given the chance with “definitely yes,” with a higher percentage indicating a higher level of satisfaction.