Sharp look inside and out
Flexible interior with sliding and reclining second-row seats
Surprisingly strong performance, especially from the optional turbocharged 2.3-liter engine
Some controls, like the power seats and steering wheel buttons, have a slight learning curve
Pricing on the high end -- can get into Aviator territory
The Lincoln Corsair is an all-new model for 2020 and replaces the MKC as Lincoln's compact SUV. See the 2020 Lincoln Corsair models for sale near you
The Lincoln Corsair is better than we ever expected a compact Lincoln SUV to be. Its stylish looks, its luxurious, tech-rich interior and its surprising performance make it a serious competitor at an attractive price. The turbocharged 2-liter engine is adequate for most drivers but the turbocharged 2.3-liter adds a nice performance boost that we think is worth the extra cost for anyone who enjoys driving. The most affordable version of the Reserve trim with the base engine and FWD is a nice sweet spot between value and luxury, but you really can't go wrong, no matter which Corsair you choose. Find a Lincoln Corsair for sale
The Corsair technically only comes in two trims, Standard and Reserve. However, Standard has two different flavors and Reserve has three, all of which we'll dive into individually. AWD is a $2,200 option on every trim except for Reserve II, on which it's standard.
The Corsair Standard ($35,945 FWD, $38,145 AWD) is pretty generously equipped for a base model. It comes with 18-in wheels, a power lift gate, 10-speaker audio, an 8-in SYNC 3 infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, active noise control and Lincoln Co-Pilot360, which gives you automatic high beams, forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, a rearview camera and blind spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert.
The Standard I ($37,345 FWD, $39,545 AWD) adds 18-in dark painted wheels, 60/40 split EasyFold second-row seats, ambient lighting, a universal garage door opener and navigation.
An upgrade to the Corsair Reserve ($42,630 FWD, $44,830 AWD) has everything the Standard I trim has plus leather seats, a panoramic sunroof, 14-speaker Revel premium audio, a hands-free power lift gate and 19-in wheels.
The Reserve I ($46,030 FWD, $48,230 AWD) adds Lincoln Co-Pilot360 Plus, which adds a front sensing system, a 360-degree camera, evasive steer assist, reverse brake assist, active park assist and adaptive cruise control with lane centering, speed sign recognition and traffic jam assist. It also includes ventilated front seats, heated second-row outboard seats, a heated steering wheel, rain-sensing wipers and a windshield wiper de-icer. This is also the most affordable model with the 2.3-liter engine as an available option for an extra $1,140 on top of the cost of adding AWD.
Finally, the loaded Reserve II ($55,120) model gives you the excellent 2.3-liter turbocharged engine and AWD as standard equipment, plus adaptive suspension, a 12.3-in color display for an instrument cluster, an AC power outlet, jeweled LED headlamps with dynamic bending, Phone As A Key, wireless charging and 24-way power seats.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||6 Years/70,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||Unlimited Years/Unlimited Miles|
2020 Cadillac XT4 -- The Corsair's top domestic competition is the XT4, which has a slightly lower starting price and the claimed best-in-class rear legroom. The Corsair and the XT4 are both built in the U.S.
Used Lincoln MKX - If you'd like something a little bigger, a used MKX is a strong value. This midsize crossover is attractively priced on the used market and can get quite luxurious in the higher trims.