Maybe you never saw yourself driving a luxury vehicle. But if you find yourself appreciating the technology, styling, and quality of a top-tier trim on some of the general brands, you might want to consider it. And, with the debut of the all-new Lincoln Corsair, there has never been a better time. This luxury compact sport utility vehicle starts at just $35,945, which is well below most in its class, while still providing some of the best value out there. We’ll introduce you to the Corsair, and why it should be your first luxury vehicle ever.
What do you get for your $36,000? More than you might get on a non-luxury car for the same price. Let’s look at the standard features. The hardware includes synthetic leather upholstery, 10-way power-adjustable and heated front seats, driver's seat memory settings, sliding second-row seats, proximity keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, auto-dimming rearview mirror, remote start, heated outside mirrors, and power liftgate. For tech options, there’s the SYNC 3 infotainment system with 8-inch touch screen, two USB ports, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, satellite radio, Wi-Fi hotspot, and 10-speaker premium stereo. Finally, standard active safety technology includes forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, automatic high-beam headlights, rearview camera, rear parking sensors, and MyKey driver monitoring feature. In other words, there’s everything but the kitchen sink. If you were eyeing these features anyway, there really isn’t a reason not to buy the 2020 Lincoln Corsair.
Besides getting a ton for the money, the 2020 Corsair offers plenty of power while simultaneously maintaining great fuel economy. With the Corsair, you get one of two engine options, both turbocharged four-cylinders. The first one is the standard 2-liter making 250 horsepower. Meanwhile, there’s a 2.3-liter delivering 295 horsepower, more than enough to move the Corsair’s compact frame. We like the fuel economy of the standard engine, getting 22 city miles and 29 highway miles per gallon. And the power of the optional engine makes driving the Corsair a treat to drive while getting just 1 mpg less.
If you’re wondering if a compact is right for you, don’t worry. For one thing, the 2020 Corsair is very generous when it comes to cargo space, especially compared to other compact luxury SUVs. There’s 27.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind its back seat. And you can fold down that back row to expand the storage to 57.6 cubes. On top of that, there’s a wide mouth on the Corsair, a power liftgate, and even a power-folding rear seat. With all the space you need, the features you want, and a price you can afford, the 2020 Lincoln Corsair is luxury made easy.