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Lincoln Maintenance And Repair Costs Lower Than Most Rivals

As a brand, Lincoln has experienced its fair share of ups and downs in terms of recent studies, ranking below the luxury segment average in Consumer Reports‘ 2023 Reliability Study and average in that same organization’s latest owner satisfaction survey, while the Lincoln Nautilus was recently singled out as one of the most reliable three-year-old vehicles on the market, too. Now, a new study from Consumer Reports has found that Lincoln presents owners with one big benefit – lower maintenance and repair costs compared to its rivals.

As CR points out, maintenance and repair costs can quickly add up to considerable ownership expenses over the lifespan of a vehicle, and oftentimes, these things vary greatly by brand and model. As such, the organization looked at its 2023 Annual Auto Surveys to figure out what its members paid for total maintenance over the course of the past 12 months. Overall, it discovered that maintenance and repair costs tend to rise over time – significantly so when warranties expire – though some brands are far cheaper to maintain than others.

Among all automotive brands, Lincoln actually ranked fourth with a one-to-five year maintenance and repair cost of $940, as well as a 10-year cost of $5,040. This placed Ford’s luxury arm behind only Tesla ($4,035 10-year average cost), Buick ($4,900), and Toyota ($4,900), which is impressive given the fact that this isn’t usually the case with vehicles in the same segment.

“The difference to maintain a car on average between some brands can be thousands over a 10-year time frame,” said Steven Elek, Consumer Reports‘ program leader for auto data analytics. “Also, expensive luxury vehicles are often quite expensive to maintain as well over time. If you are considering a luxury model, it may be wise to purchase one from a domestic brand that may have lower maintenance and repair costs. For example, over 10 years, Mercedes-Benz models are more than double the cost to maintain and repair as those from Lincoln.”

We’ll have more insights like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Lincoln news and non-stop 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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