2021 Volvo V60 vs. 2020 Lincoln Corsair

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Safety

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The V60’s pre-crash front seatbelts will tighten automatically in the event the vehicle detects an impending crash, improving protection against injury significantly. The Corsair doesn’t offer pre-crash pretensioners.

Both the V60 and Corsair have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. The V60 has power child safety locks, allowing the driver to activate and deactivate them from the driver's seat and to know when they're engaged. The Corsair’s child locks have to be individually engaged at each rear door with a manual switch. The driver can’t know the status of the locks without opening the doors and checking them.

Both the V60 and the Corsair have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee 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, post-collision automatic braking systems, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras, rear cross-path warning, driver alert monitors and available around view monitors.

Warranty

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The V60’s corrosion warranty is 7 years longer than the Corsair’s (12 vs. 5 years).

Volvo pays for scheduled maintenance on the V60 for 3 years and 36,000 miles. Volvo 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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The battery on the V60 is in the trunk, which protects it from hot underhood temperatures that can degrade battery life. By keeping the V60’s battery 20 to 30 degrees cooler, its life is increased by years. The Corsair’s battery is in the hot engine compartment.

Engine

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The V60 T8 Polestar’s standard 2.0 turbo/supercharged 4-cylinder hybrid produces 135 more horsepower (415 vs. 280) and 184 lbs.-ft. more torque (494 vs. 310) than the Corsair’s optional 2.3 turbo 4-cylinder.

As tested in Motor Trend the V60 T5 is faster than the Lincoln Corsair 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder:

V60

Corsair

Zero to 60 MPH

6.9 sec

7.3 sec

Quarter Mile

15.3 sec

15.6 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

92.2 MPH

88.4 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the V60 Recharge running on electricity running on electricity gets better fuel mileage than the Corsair:

MPGe

V60

AWD

Electric Motor

70 city/68 hwy

Corsair

MPG

FWD

2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

22 city/29 hwy

AWD

2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

21 city/29 hwy

2.3 turbo 4-cyl.

21 city/28 hwy

On the EPA test cycle the V60 running its gasoline engine gets better fuel mileage than the Corsair:

MPG

V60

FWD

T5 2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

23 city/34 hwy

AWD

T8 2.0 turbo/SC 4-cyl. Hybrid

28 city/33 hwy

Corsair

FWD

2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

22 city/29 hwy

AWD

2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

21 city/29 hwy

2.3 turbo 4-cyl.

21 city/28 hwy

The V60 T8 Polestar can drive on battery power alone for up to 22 miles. The Corsair must run its internal combustion engine to move.

Regenerative brakes improve the V60 T8’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The Corsair doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the V60’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Corsair:

V60 T5

V60 T8

Corsair

Front Rotors

12.7 inches

14.6 inches

12.1 inches

Rear Rotors

11.9 inches

12.6 inches

11.9 inches

The V60’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs on the Corsair are solid, not vented.

The V60 stops shorter than the Corsair:

V60

Corsair

60 to 0 MPH

121 feet

126 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the V60 has larger tires than the Corsair (235/45R18 vs. 225/60R18).

The V60’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 45 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Corsair’s standard 60 series tires. The V60’s optional tires have a lower 40 series profile than the Corsair Reserve’s optional 45 series tires.

Suspension and Handling

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For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the V60’s wheelbase is 6.4 inches longer than on the Corsair (113.1 inches vs. 106.7 inches).

The V60 Momentum handles at .87 G’s, while the Corsair Reserve AWD pulls only .83 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The V60 Inscription AWD executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1 seconds quicker than the Corsair AWD (26.7 seconds @ .66 average G’s vs. 27.7 seconds @ .67 average G’s).

Chassis

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The V60 is 7.9 inches shorter in height than the Corsair, making the V60 much easier to wash and garage and drive (lower center of gravity).

Ergonomics

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The V60’s rain-sensitive wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically based on the amount of rainfall on the windshield. This allows the driver to concentrate on driving without constantly adjusting the wipers. The Corsair’s standard intermittent wipers change speed with vehicle speed, but can’t turn on and off or change speed based on changing rainfall.

Heated windshield washer nozzles are optional on the V60 to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The Corsair doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The V60 offers available headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The Corsair doesn’t offer headlight washers.

Economic Advantages

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According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the V60 is less expensive to operate than the Corsair because it costs $127 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles. Typical repairs cost much less on the V60 than the Corsair, including $17 less for a water pump, $165 less for a muffler, $34 less for front brake pads, $54 less for front struts, $375 less for a timing belt/chain and $788 less for a power steering pump.

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