2020 Lincoln Corsair
2020 Lincoln Corsair
Reading the tea leaves of our time, Lincoln (the luxury arm of Ford) is investing in quality sport utility vehicles of every size. This review is about the luxury compact SUV from Lincoln: the 2020 Corsair. Like the Lincoln Aviator, the Corsair is all-new for 2020. A new decade, new SUVs. The Corsair replaces the Lincoln MKC, which has already ended production. In this preview guide, we take a long look at one of Lincoln’s latest offerings.
The 2020 Lincoln Corsair starts at $35,945. If you’re not used to luxury brands, that might sound like a lot. But it’s not. Just look at all the standard features that go with that price tag. Step inside and get wrapped in comfort with synthetic leather upholstery, 10-way power-adjustable and heated front seats, driver’s seat memory settings, sliding second-row seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and leather-wrapped steering wheel. Stepping inside and getting oriented is a breeze thanks to proximity keyless entry, auto-dimming rearview mirror, remote start, heated outside mirrors, and power liftgate. There are plenty of entertainment options with the SYNC 3 infotainment system on an 8-inch touch screen, two USB ports, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, satellite radio, Wi-Fi hot spot, and 10-speaker premium stereo. Active driver-assist technology includes forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, automatic high-beam headlights, rearview camera, rear parking sensors, and MyKey driver monitoring feature. Look in the back seat. Is there a kitchen sink? No? Okay, just checking. That’s a ton of standard features and that’s just the beginning.
Potent Engine Options
You have your choice of one of two engines for the 2020 Lincoln Corsair. The first is the base 2-liter engine delivering 250 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. The horsepower is pretty good for this SUV’s size. And that’s enough torque to get you running in the morning. If you want superior power and acceleration, there’s also the 2.3-liter engine that’s good for 295 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. The numbers speak for themselves. That’s outstanding for a compact SUV and more than enough power to be a serious contender on the road.
Better yet, these powerful engines won’t cost you an arm and a leg at the gas pump. The base engine gets 22 city miles and 29 highway miles per gallon, above average for a compact SUV. The alternate engine, which comes exclusively with all-wheel drive is just a hair below that, getting 21 city and 28 highway miles per gallon. You can have your power and good fuel economy too. Sounds like a win-win.