2021 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2020 Lincoln Corsair

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Safety

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When descending a steep, off-road slope, the Tucson’s standard Downhill Brake Control allows you to creep down safely. The Corsair doesn’t offer Downhill Brake Control.

Both the Tucson and the Corsair have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras, driver alert monitors, available all wheel drive, daytime running lights, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

For its top level performance in IIHS driver and passenger-side small overlap frontal, moderate overlap frontal, side impact, roof strength and head restraint tests, with its optional front crash prevention system, and its headlight’s “Good” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Tucson its highest rating: “Top Pick Plus” for 2019, a rating granted to only 82 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Corsair is only a standard “Top Pick” for 2019.

Warranty

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The Tucson comes with a full 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire truck and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The Corsair’s 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty expires 1 year and 10,000 miles sooner.

Hyundai’s powertrain warranty covers the Tucson 4 years and 30,000 miles longer than Lincoln covers the Corsair. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 10 years or 100,000 miles. Coverage on the Corsair ends after only 6 years or 70,000 miles.

The Tucson’s corrosion warranty is 2 years longer than the Corsair’s (7 vs. 5 years).

Hyundai pays for scheduled maintenance on the Tucson for 3 years and 36,000 miles. Hyundai will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Lincoln only pays for the first scheduled maintenance visit on the Corsair.

Reliability

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A reliable vehicle saves its owner time, money and trouble. Nobody wants to be stranded or have to be without a vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports rates the Tucson’s reliability 14 points higher than the Corsair.

J.D. Power and Associates rated the Tucson first among compact SUVs in their 2020 Initial Quality Study. The Corsair isn’t in the top three in its category.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2020 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Hyundai vehicles are better in initial quality than Lincoln vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Hyundai 10th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 29 more problems per 100 vehicles, Lincoln is ranked 21st, below the industry average.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Hyundai vehicles are more reliable than Lincoln vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Hyundai 8th in reliability, above the industry average. With 23 more problems per 100 vehicles, Lincoln is ranked 19th.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2019 Auto Issue reports that Hyundai vehicles are more reliable than Lincoln vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Hyundai 9 places higher in reliability than Lincoln.

Fuel Economy and Range

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To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Hyundai Tucson uses regular unleaded gasoline. The Corsair requires premium for maximum efficiency, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

Brakes and Stopping

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The Tucson stops shorter than the Corsair:

Tucson

Corsair

60 to 0 MPH

118 feet

126 feet

Motor Trend

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

138 feet

139 feet

Consumer Reports

Suspension and Handling

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The Tucson SE handles at .82 G’s, while the Corsair AWD pulls only .79 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Tucson Limited AWD executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the Corsair AWD (27.1 seconds @ .64 average G’s vs. 27.7 seconds @ .67 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the Tucson’s turning circle is 2.2 feet tighter than the Corsair’s (34.9 feet vs. 37.1 feet).

Chassis

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The Hyundai Tucson may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 100 to 400 pounds less than the Lincoln Corsair.

The Tucson is 4.2 inches shorter than the Corsair, making the Tucson easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space

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The Tucson has .1 inches more front headroom, .5 inches more rear headroom and 3.7 inches more rear hip room than the Corsair.

Cargo Capacity

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The Tucson has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the Corsair with its rear seat up (31 vs. 27.6 cubic feet). The Tucson has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the Corsair with its rear seat folded (61.9 vs. 57.6 cubic feet).

Ergonomics

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) conducts detailed tests on headlights for their range both straight ahead and in curves and to be certain they don’t exceed acceptable amounts of glare to oncoming drivers. The Tucson’s available headlights were rated “Good” by the IIHS, while the Corsair’s headlights are rated “Acceptable” to “Poor.”

Economic Advantages

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Insurance will cost less for the Tucson owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the Tucson will cost $385 less than the Corsair over a five-year period.

The Tucson will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The IntelliChoice estimates that the Tucson will retain 47.11% to 48.69% of its original price after five years, while the Corsair only retains 46.39% to 46.92%.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Tucson is less expensive to operate than the Corsair because it costs $272 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles. Typical repairs cost much less on the Tucson than the Corsair, including $180 less for a water pump, $134 less for a muffler, $103 less for front brake pads, $69 less for a starter, $84 less for fuel injection, $265 less for a fuel pump, $91 less for front struts, $671 less for a timing belt/chain and $746 less for a power steering pump.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Hyundai Tucson will be $7877 to $9396 less than for the Lincoln Corsair.

Recommendations

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The Car Book by Jack Gillis recommends the Hyundai Tucson, based on economy, maintenance, safety and complaint levels. The Lincoln Corsair isn't recommended.

The Hyundai Tucson outsold the Lincoln Corsair/MKC by over five to one during 2019.

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