Looking to replace the MKC, Lincoln has released its new 2020 Corsair, a crossover SUV that lives up to the Lincoln philosophy of quietness and comfort over sportiness and aggressiveness.
The Corsair makes use of the same engine as the MKC and uses the underpinnings of a Ford Escape, but don’t think that using those parts means that the Corsair falls short of the luxury that Lincoln has become known for. The Corsair comes with a nicer interior, more tech, and sophisticated design. For starters, the Corsair has more rear legroom as well as a more cargo space.
The engine for the Corsair is a turbocharged 2.0-litre inline-four. Capable of 250 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque, the engine can be paired with either a front or all-wheel drive system with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Lincoln does offer an upgrade for the engine in the form of a 2.3-litre inline four with 280 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. Unlike other vehicles that thrive on the sound of the engine, the Corsair goes for silence, adding extra sound insulation in the dash to keep things quiet. There are also rumblings of a plug-in-hybrid version happening soon.
Lincoln offers a long list of add-ons for the Corsair, including 24-way Perfect Position front seats, 14-speaker Revel audio system, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and a head-up display. You can also opt for the “phone as a key” option that lets you use your phone as the key fob.