The 2020 Lincoln Corsair at a glance: Highlights
Engine Turbocharged- 2.3-liter I4
Horsepower and Torque- 295 Horsepower / 310 Foot-Pounds
Drivetrain- All-Wheel-Drive (AWD)
Gear box- 8-Speed Automatic
Overall Mileage- 21 City / 28 Highway/ 24 Combined
Cargo Bay- 27.6 cubic-feet
Base SRP- $45,825
Choose this compact luxury SUV, the Lincoln Corsair Premium for 2020. Everything about it is new with changes in the wheelbase that gives it larger proportions. Combine robust looks in a compact SUV compared to other models in this category. Getting the nod of customers who are spoiled with options in this crowded market. Everything that can be crammed into this luxury package is all packed in!
Gone is the look of the predecessor. All the pluses in a compact SUV are all here.
Under the hood and performance
Either is equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission, the standard is front-wheel drive (FWD) but get all-wheel-drive as an extra option on both engines. Fuel efficiency for the 2.0-liter as miles per gallon, 22 city, 29 highway, 25 combined mileage. AWD and 2.3-liter Corsair gets an mpg of 21 city, 28 highways, 24 combined mpg overall.
Select two variant engines that are a four-cylinder and turbocharged 2.0-liter with an output of 250 hp and 280 lb-ft (torque). Another one is a turbocharged 2.3-liter engine spitting out 295 hp and 210 lb-ft (torque). Handling is good as it feels good on the road. Factors like vibration, noise, and harshness are very acceptable. One inside the cabin these factors are not noticed at all.
Standard for all trims is the following features. Get an 8.0-inch touch LCD with combo Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for infotainment. Starting is just a push of a button, with a sliding second-row seat (front and back 6-inches. Cargo space is better at 27.6 cubic-feet compared to the Lexus NX and Acura RDX.
Trimmings that accent the interior is lux leather all over. Add to the posh cabin all the metallic and wood pieces as accents. Power seats that have support and comfort for the 10-way seats inside too. The third seat is well supported and comfier for road trips. Other more expensive trim options will cost more and add to the SRP.
Similar to the Aviator's elegant styling that makes the smaller Corsair look bigger and robust, it is compact! Large wheels are optional with 20-inch ten-spoke rims at the customer's request. Front to rear with a slight tapering as the roofline melds with a rear spoiler. Solid lines with robust styling of the Aviator make it a winner.
Splicing all the design cues from the Navigator and building on the MKCs legacy, the Lincoln Corsair Premium 2020 is complete. Everything from under the hood, interior, the exterior is pleasing as an eye-catcher. This carries its appeal from younger to older segments as the best compact luxury SUV. Everything that is needed to make this refresh better and hotter! Corsair ticks the right boxes that should be positive. Sleek modern style and all the right trim is what sets it apart from others.