For a brand supposedly keen on rejuvenating its stodgy image, Lincoln waited a long time to break into the compact luxury crossover segment, which it did in 2020 with the Corsair. Since then, Lincoln has brought this small utility a little closer to the leading edge with a plug-in hybrid powertrain introduced in 2021.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
This year, the Corsair gets refreshed exterior styling and an updated interior based around a larger touchscreen. Also, the 2.3L turbo engine is gone.
Lincoln offers the Corsair in Standard, Reserve, and Grand Touring trim levels. The first two use a 2.0L turbo four-cylinder engine with AWD and an eight-speed transmission; Grand Touring gets a plug-in hybrid powertrain built around a 2.5L engine, AWD, and a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
Standard trim comes with passive keyless entry, remote engine start, power-folding side mirrors, power tailgate, LED taillights, and 18-inch alloy wheels. Inside, there’s dual-zone A/C, a frameless auto-dimming mirror, a digital gauge display, a 13.2-inch touchscreen, navigation, a 10-speaker stereo, and heated/power-adjustable front seats.
The Corsair’s basic driver safety assist suite is called Co-Pilot 2.1 and comprises evasive steering assist, forward collision mitigation, rear parking sensors, intersection assist, lane keeping assist, rear cross-traffic alert with automatic braking, and blind spot monitoring.
Reserve adds ambient lighting, leather upholstery, automatic high beams, adaptive LED headlights, and 19-inch wheels.
Grand Touring models gain an adaptive suspension and a panoramic roof.
A Standard 101A package upgrades the Corsair’s Co-Pilot system with 360-degree cameras, front parking sensors, and rear brake assist. It also adds a hands-free tailgate, rain-sensing wipers with de-icer, a garage remote, ventilated front seats, power steering wheel adjustments, and wireless phone charging.
Reserve’s 201A package is similar to the 101A group; a 202A bundle brings a panoramic roof, heated rear seats, 14-speaker audio, head-up display, and adaptive suspension. You can also add Co-Pilot360 2.1 Drive, which is a semi-autonomous driving system.
In Grand Touring trim, a 301A pack is, again, similar to the 101A and 201A packages in the Corsair’s lesser trims; a 302A package builds on 202A by adding the autonomous driving system.
Lincoln’s fuel consumption estimates are 11.2/8.3 L/100 km (city/highway) for Standard and Reserve trims with the 2.0L turbo engine; Grand Touring’s plug-in hybrid powertrain is rated for 6.9/7.4 L/100 km in gas-electric hybrid mode, and 3.1 Le/100 km when running on electricity. Lincoln says the Corsair Grand Touring is good for 43 km of electric driving on a full charge.
The Corsair competes in a busy segment against the Mercedes-Benz GLC, Genesis GV70 (and, you could argue, the all-electric GV60), Volvo XC60, Cadillac XT5, Land Rover Discovery, Acura RDX, BMW X3, Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Buick Envision, Lexus NX, Jaguar E-Pace, Audi Q5, and Porsche Macan.
This vehicle has not yet been reviewed