Hidden behind the luxurious façade of the 2023 Lincoln Corsair lurks a humble Ford Escape, however a thick veneer of premium supplies successfully masks its middle-class origins. The Corsair’s highway manners and cabin environs mimic these of its bigger and costlier Lincoln stablemates. Most fashions include a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder however a plug-in hybrid can be supplied—although it requires springing for the highest Grand Touring trim. Lincoln’s tackle luxurious differs from European rivals such because the Audi Q5, the BMW X3, and the Mercedes-Benz GLC-class, and it could not align with the style of driving lovers. No matter. It’s an upscale bundle, one which goals at satisfying those that worth consolation above driving thrills.

What’s New for 2023?

Lincoln’s smallest SUV providing will get a lightweight facelift for 2023 that features a redesigned grille and exterior lighting components in addition to new wheel designs. The plug-in hybrid Grand Touring mannequin will get recent satin metallic exterior trim with blue accents to point its place atop the Corsair hierarchy. The Corsair’s cabin additionally sees a handful of enhancements, beginning with a bigger 13.2-inch infotainment display screen and a newly customary 12.3-inch digital gauge show. The middle console has been reworked, as has the panel the place the Corsair’s local weather controls are positioned. Two new inside themes have been added—Smoked Truffle (sounds scrumptious) and Eternal Red (sounds devilish)—every with its personal set of distinctive trims and upholsteries. The extra highly effective turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine has been dropped from the lineup, leaving the 250-hp turbo 2.0-liter and the 266-hp 2.5-liter plug-in hybrid as the 2 obtainable powertrains.

Pricing and Which One to Buy




Grand Touring


The Reserve trim is the place it is at. For the big step up in worth, Lincoln supplies a number of must-have objects akin to 19-inch wheels, a hands-free energy liftgate, fog lamps, a 14-speaker Revel stereo system, in-dash navigation, SiriusXM satellite tv for pc radio, a power-adjustable steering column, real wooden inside trim, and heated entrance seats coated in Bridge of Weir leather with 10-way energy adjustability and reminiscence settings for the motive force. From there, we might train warning, because the Corsair’s possibility packages carry large worth tags.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

A 250-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder is the entry-level engine for the Corsair and comes on the Standard and Reserve trim. An eight-speed computerized transmission is customary, as is front-wheel drive; all-wheel drive will value you additional. In our testing, an all-wheel drive Corsair with the turbo-four managed a 60-mph run in 6.1 seconds. Key rivals such because the Q5 and the Porsche Macan are faster and extra satisfying to drive, although. The plug-in-hybrid model pairs a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with an electrical motor, a constantly variable transmission (CVT), and all-wheel drive. At our check monitor, the PHEV mannequin managed a 7.0-second zero-to-60-mph time however we weren’t impressed with the powertrain’s unrefined sounds.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

According to the EPA, the front-wheel drive mannequin with the turbo-four is sweet for 22 mpg metropolis and 29 mpg freeway, whereas choosing all-wheel drive drops town quantity by 1 mpg. When we examined an all-wheel-drive instance on our 75-mph freeway gasoline economic system route, it delivered 30 mpg. The EPA says the plug-in-hybrid mannequin—which we’ve got not but examined—will present as much as 28 miles of all-electric driving vary and is rated for 34 mpg metropolis and 32 mpg freeway. For extra details about the Corsair’s gasoline economic system, go to the EPA’s website.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

The 2023 Corsair boasts a good-looking cabin that is just like these in different SUV choices from Lincoln, such because the Navigator, Nautilus, and Aviator. It’s upholstered in gentle leather-based and presents loads of options. Adjustable ambient lighting, 24-way power-adjustable seats, a head-up show, and an app that enables customers to unlock, lock, and begin the automobile with their smartphone are all obtainable—though ordering such objects will add a princely sum to the underside line. Two particular inside themes can be found as choices. The first—Smoked Truffle—provides a sequence of warmly-toned trims and upholsteries to the Corsair’s cabin whereas the second—Eternal Red—supplies a throwback look with deep red-colored leather-based and vivid aluminum trim. The Corsair’s cargo bay is generously sized. We managed to suit eight carry-on suitcases behind the rear seats, beating the X3 by one case. Lowering the rear seatbacks opens up sufficient room for 21 circumstances in complete.

Infotainment and Connectivity

A 13.2-inch touchscreen working Lincoln’s Sync 4 infotainment system is customary, as is a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster. The interface is pretty simple to make use of, and useful mini-joysticks on the steering wheel assist the motive force keep away from reaching for the display screen too usually. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration come on each mannequin however in-dash navigation prices additional on the bottom Standard trim. Going with the Reserve mannequin swaps the Corsair’s 10-speaker stereo system for a 14-speaker Revel setup and provides SiriusXM satellite tv for pc radio with real-time site visitors and climate updates.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

All fashions come customary with a set of driver-assistance features that Lincoln calls Co-Pilot360, however unlocking high-tech assists akin to Lincoln’s ActiveGlide hands-free driving system requires upgrading to the optionally available Co-Pilot360 2.1 Drive system. For extra details about the Corsair’s crash-test outcomes, go to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) web sites. Key security options embody:

  • Standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Standard lane-departure warning with lane-keeping help
  • Available adaptive cruise management with hands-free driving mode

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

Lincoln’s customary powertrain guarantee is extra beneficiant than its German rivals. Buyers of Lincoln’s Black Label fashions are handled to a four-year/50,000-mile complimentary scheduled upkeep plan, however as a result of the Corsair is not supplied within the Black Label trim, its consumers must exit of pocket for all oil modifications, tire rotations, and the like.

  • Limited guarantee covers 4 years or 50,000 miles
  • Powertrain guarantee covers six years or 70,000 miles
  • No complimentary scheduled upkeep



2020 Lincoln Corsair 2.0T AWD


front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door hatchback


$54,375 (base worth: $45,825)


turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct gasoline injection
122 cu in, 1999 cc
250 hp @ 5500 rpm
280 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm 
8-speed computerized

Suspension (F/R): struts/multilink
Brakes (F/R): 12.1-in vented disc/11.9-in disc
Tires: Michelin Primacy Tour A/S, 225/55R-19 99V M+S


Wheelbase: 106.7 in

Length: 180.6 in

Width: 74.3 in

Height: 64.1 in

Passenger quantity: 103 cu ft

Cargo quantity: 28 cu ft

Curb weight: 3988 lb

Rollout, 1 ft: 0.3 sec
60 mph: 6.1 sec
100 mph: 17.6 sec
130 mph: 37.3 sec
Rolling begin, 5–60 mph: 6.8 sec
Top gear, 30–50 mph: 3.4 sec
Top gear, 50–70 mph: 4.4 sec
1/4 mile: 14.7 sec @ 93 mph
Top pace (C/D est): 130 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 163 ft

Observed: 22 mpg
75-mph freeway driving: 30 mpg


Combined/metropolis/freeway: 24–25/21–22/28–29 mpg

2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring


front-engine, front-motor, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door wagon


Base/As Tested: $51,485/$61,035


DOHC 16-valve 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle inline-4, 165 hp, 155 lb-ft + AC motor, 196 hp (mixed output: 266 hp; 14.4-kWh lithium-ion battery pack)

Transmission: constantly variable computerized


Suspension, F/R: struts/multilink

Brakes, F/R: 13.0-in vented disc/11.8-in disc
Tires: Continental CrossContact LX Sport

245/45R-20 99V M+S


Wheelbase: 106.7 in

Length: 180.6 in

Width: 76.4 in

Height: 63.8 in

Passenger Volume: 101 ft3

Cargo Volume: 27 ft3

Curb Weight: 4588 lb


60 mph: 7.0 sec

1/4-Mile: 15.4 sec @ 92 mph

100 mph: 18.6 sec

120 mph: 31.0 sec

Results above omit 1-ft rollout of 0.3 sec.

Rolling Start, 5–60 mph: 6.7 sec

Top Gear, 30–50 mph: 3.1 sec

Top Gear, 50–70 mph: 4.3 sec

Top Speed (gov ltd): 121 mph

Braking, 70–0 mph: 172 ft


Observed: 24 MPGe


Combined/City/Highway: 33/32/34 mpg

Combined Gasoline + Electricity: 78 MPGe

EV Range: 28 mi


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