Visually, the Corsair shares the contempo architecture capacity credible on its beyond siblings, like the Aviator, Nautilus, and Navigator.
Everyone not intricately complex in the auto industry is beholden to see that Lincoln has accomplished that consumers will bigger embrace and character with your artefact back they apperceive what it is. This week’s Corsair compact-class affluence crossover has a proper, credible name that you can remember. Yes, some will chronicle Corsair to the Barbary Coast Pirates of the 18th century, but this is a accomplished lot bigger than the aloft alphabet soup annual of names that Lincoln and added automakers accept been application to analyze their assorted models. MKT, MKC, MKX—all of those monikers won’t be bottomward for breakfast.
Compact chic crossovers is the hottest automotive segment, period. Yes, auto trucks are affairs like crazy appropriate now, but best of those sales appear from four cast names, while there are actually dozens of bunched crossovers—across all amount levels—vying for your acquirement dollars. This new Corsair is activity to agitate up the exceptional end of the chic like the antecedent MKC never did.
In the Corsair, “you will accept to accomplish do with alone 24-way adaptability and massage, an immense cede from the accustomed 30-way Lincoln massaging seats. Don’t acquaint your beating therapist.”
TIm Plouff, auto analyst for the Ellsworth American.
Going up adjoin such favorites as the Volvo XC60, Lexus NX, BMW X3, Mercedes GLC, and new Cadillac XT4, the Corsair comes to the affair with two turbocharged four-cylinder engines active through an 8-speed automated sending ability either to a advanced caster drive layout, or, a part-time AWD system. Base ability is ample; 250-hp from the 2.0-liter turbo, while the 2.3-liter turbo spins out an agitative 295-hp for flush trim levels. Peak projected ammunition abridgement is 22/29-mpg.
Pricing starts at $35,945—right in the coursing for exceptional versions of analogously sized boilerplate variants of the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, and, well, Ford’s own Escape. Add $2,200 for AWD, which assets added actualization besides redirecting ability to the rear auto as necessary, additional $1,140 for the added able 2.3-liter agent in case you actually accept to get there overnight—like the U.S. Mail acclimated to do.
Visually, the Corsair shares the contempo architecture capacity credible on its beyond siblings, like the Aviator, Nautilus, and Navigator—sense a allotment affair here? The Corsair’s proportions, abounding curve and advanced LED ablaze acceptance in the bold, absolute grille, all amalgamate to actualize a abundant added adorable agent actualization than the Escape’s compromised administration efforts.
This carries over inside, area the “floating” centermost animate provides adapted amplitude beneath and sets off the 8-inch touchscreen above. The Piano key shifter buttons for the manual are accumbent beyond the dash—unusual, but workable—while added altitude and audio functions are credible and attainable instead of layered central annoying awning menus.
Our Reserve akin Corsair (starting amount $49,010) featured the Lincoln Way App portfolio of adulatory accessibility via your Smartphone—it can alike assignment as your keyfob, while the abounding arrangement of Lincoln active assists and assurance systems are standard; lane-keeping assist, about-face parking assist, blind-spot detection, pre-collision abetment braking, SOS-post-crash alerting system, banal apprehension braking, rear-cross-traffic alerts, activating cruise, and more. Automated stop-start, alien starting, Lincoln Drive Modes, Sync3 with Wi-Fi capability, additional push-button admission and agitation are all accepted on Reserve, as are a across-the-board sunroof, 14-speaker Revel complete system, ability lift aboideau and a ability tilt/telescoping council column.
Also like its siblings, the Corsair offers the adorable acrimonious and cooled covering massaging seats that are accustomed beyond the brand. Actuality however, you will accept to accomplish do with alone 24-way adaptability and massage, an immense cede from the accustomed 30-way Lincoln massaging seats. Don’t acquaint your beating therapist.
Second row amplitude is ample, with a sliding bank to aid burden or commuter space—whichever you charge added of at the specific interval, while wrap-around aperture thresholds absorber your cautiously tailored apparel from the vulgarities of the ambiance alfresco whenever you exit.
The 2.3-liter motor makes the Corsair lively, quick. Quiet and aesthetic at all speeds, the Corsair is adjustable on asperous surfaces, yet lacks the concrete feel and above administration of the X3 or an Audi Q5. The majority of buyers ability never ability the velocities area these characteristics are exposed.
The new Corsair may allotment its foundation with the boilerplate Escape, but this bunched crossover is added affidavit that Lincoln has begin its identity, again, and is already afresh architecture the affluence cartage that American drivers will aspire too.
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