The 2020 Lincoln Corsair is a compact premium crossover from Lincoln, replacing the Lincoln MKC. The all-new 2020 Lincoln Corsair has a quiet and sharp look in the interior, but it has a dull handling and slim base engine compared to most competitors. As a result, the 2020 Corsair is in the lower half of the luxury compact SUV class. With the launch, the Corsair will be available in two finishes with two engine choices. But it’s not as simple as it sounds: each trim level has a few core packages that change what other options are available.
The standard Corsair, with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and front-wheel drive. You get a good amount of standard equipment, from the touch screen infotainment system and power front seats to active safety aids and full LED headlights. However, you must add the Standard I package if you want the option of four-wheel drive or extra features. The standard trim has navigation and some other upgrades to the interior. And they are eligible for a full range of driver aids and optional luxuries such as ventilated seats.
The Reserve starts with the same engine and has premium features such as leather upholstery, an upgraded stereo, a hands-free lift, and a panoramic sunroof. Reserve I adds driver aids, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and more. You also have the option of upgrading to a more powerful 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, available only with four-wheel drive. The current Reserve II series is equipped with all the optional features of the Reserve I, along with the more powerful engine, a digital measuring cluster, and the ability to use your phone as a key. It is also equipped with 24-way power-adjustable front seats.
2020 Lincoln Corsair Interior
Inside, the cabin stays silent thanks to a dual wall panel, which blocks most engine sounds. If there is a downside, it’s that the Corsair has some hard-plastic parts in some places, which detract from the luxury appeal. The Lincoln Corsair has room for five people, and accommodation is great, no matter where you sit. The front seats have standard 10-way power adjustments, and you can opt for 24-way power adjustments. The driver has great visibility in all directions. Passengers in the second row are also treated to large head and legroom. The rear seats of the Corsair slide backward to create up to 6 inches of rear legroom, which is unique to a two-row vehicle. Standard infotainment features include Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a premium stereo with 10 speakers. The list of options includes navigation, a panoramic roof, a 14-speaker Revel stereo, a 12.3-inch digital instruments cluster, wireless charging, and a home-style connection.
2020 Lincoln Corsair Engine
The all-new 2020 Lincoln Corsair is powered by one of two turbocharged four-cylinder engines. The base 2.0-liter engine produces 250 horsepower, and it has a decent amount of load-driven torque to get you off a stop. Upgrade to the 2.3-liter engine with a 295 horsepower yield for more fun. It fits the size of the Corsair better, and it delivers strong acceleration in most driving situations. Both engines are connected to an automatic eight-speed gearbox. The front-wheel-drive Corsair gets an estimated EPA rating of 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, which are good figures for a luxury compact SUV. The optional engine, available only with all-wheel drive, returns 21/28 mpg city/highway.
2020 Lincoln Corsair Safety
The optional upgraded Co-Pilot360 Plus includes on-and-off customizable cruise control, speed limit sign recognition, lane-centering assistance, evasive steering assist, reverse auto emergency brake, front parking sensors, a perimeter parking camera system and Active Park Assist Plus automatic parking. The new Corsair comes standard with collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane warning, lane assistance, blind-spot monitoring, rear traffic warning, and automatic headlights. Other standard features include a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, and the MyKey system, which lets to do things like set volume and speed limits for secondary drivers. The 2020 Lincoln Corsair earned the best rating from Good in all six crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.