Lincoln makes some very nice SUVs, particularly the Aviator and Navigator, and Doug DeMuro recently had the opportunity to test out the marque’s entry-level SUV, the Corsair.
Like always, DeMuro goes over some of the lesser-known details of the Corsair in his review – he usually calls them quirks, some might say, too often. One of these is the keypad entry system that allows owners to leave their keys inside the SUV while using a keypad in the B-pillar to lock and unlock the vehicle. It’s a neat feature also found on other Ford and Lincoln models.
Lincoln has been on a roll with interiors in recent years and the Corsair is no different. The model tested here is the range-topper and is outfitted with a number of comfort creatures. For example, there are 24-way adjustable power seats complete with various massage functions. The cabin is also bathed in a number of high-end trims and materials, including aluminum and plush leather.
There are two engines available for the Corsair. Sitting at the base of the range is a 2.0-liter unit offering up 250 hp and 275 lb-ft (373 Nm) of torque that’s coupled to an 8-speed automatic transmission. There is also a 2.3-liter mill available complete with 280 hp and 310 lb-ft (420 Nm) of torque coupled with the same eight-speed auto.
Like many other SUVs on the market, shoppers can spec out their Corsair depending on their individual preferences and budget. Prices start at $35,945 but can exceed the $60,000 mark in range-topping models.