What is PainRank™?

PainRank™ is a scoring system by CarComplaints.com that uses relative complaint analysis to determine which vehicles suffer the most defects. It's more than just complaint volume as the score also considers the average cost of repairs, the mileage at failure, the age of the vehicle, among other factors.

Bottom line: the higher the score, the more painful it is to own.

Least Reliable Lincoln Generations

Lincoln generations have an average PainRank™ of 3.62.

24th1st Generation Zephyr (2006-2006)6018.68
23rd1st Generation MKZ (2007-2012)15211.2
22nd1st Generation Aviator (2003-2005)1199.7
21st1st Generation MKX (2007-2015)1566.95
20th1st Generation LS (2000-2006)966.39
19th2nd Generation MKX (2016-2018)455.52
18th1st Generation MKC (2015-2019)605.29
17th2nd Generation MKZ Hybrid (2013-2015)184.63
16th2nd Generation Navigator (2003-2006)484.49
15th1st Generation MKS (2009-2016)483.04
14th2nd Generation MKZ (2013-2020)432.46
13th4th Generation Navigator (2018-2020)102.43
12th2nd Generation Nautilus (2019-2020)152.37
11th3rd Generation Town Car (1998-2011)1152.26
10th1st Generation MKZ Hybrid (2011-2012)102.04
9th9th Generation Continental (1995-2002)371.77
8th1st Generation Navigator (1999-2002)161.5
7th1st Generation MKT (2010-2019)311.49
6th3rd Generation Navigator (2007-2017)311.37
5th10th Generation Continental (2017-2020)71.11
4th2nd Generation Town Car (1990-1997)441.1
3rd1st Generation Mark LT (2006-2008)91.06
2nd1st Generation Mark VIII (1994-1998)100.46
1st8th Generation Continental (1990-1994)70.33
N/A1st Generation Corsair (2020-2020)0N/A
N/A2nd Generation Aviator (2020-2021)0N/A
N/A2nd Generation Mark LT (2010-2014)0N/A

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