2021 Lincoln Corsair: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

Justin Cupler
Automotive Editor - March 4, 2020

Model Preview

Lincoln has been in full-on rebuilding mode as it looks to regain its status as a luxury brand it boasted decades ago. This revamping continued in 2020 with the all-new Corsair taking the place of the MKC in the compact crossover slot. With it entering just its second year on sale, we expect the 2021 Lincoln Corsair to be a carryover model.

As a carryover model, we expect no changes to the outward appearance of the 2021 Corsair with its Continental-inspired nose, sharp body lines, full-width brake light, tasteful metallic bits, and sharp wheel options. We also expect the cabin to continue with its clean design that includes a small dash with plenty of horizontal lines, dash-top infotainment screen, available premium upholstery, two-tone steering wheel, and more.

We also anticipate no changes to the Corsair’s long list of standard features once the 2021 model debuts. If this proves true, it’ll come standard with 18-inch wheels, keyless ignition, a power liftgate, leatherette upholstery, power front seats with heat, an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, and more.

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Under its hood, we expect the 2021 Lincoln Corsair to continue with the same powertrain options, starting with a 250-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Its optional engine will be a 2.3-liter turbocharged unit with 295 hp. Both engines will pair with an eight-speed automatic transmission that delivers power to the front wheel as standard or all four with optional all-wheel drive.

The current Corsair is an IIHS Top Safety Pick thanks to its “Good” ratings in all crash tests, “Acceptable” optional headlights, and a “Superior” automatic emergency braking system that comes standard. Other standard safety equipment on the current Corsair includes lane-keep assist and blind-spot monitors. Buyers can also opt for lane centering, a 360-degree camera, and automatic parking assist.

Pricing & Release Date

There is no official on-sale date for the 2021 Corsair, but based on previous release dates, we expect production to kick off in early-July 2020.

Pricing is also not available yet, but with no significant changes coming, the carryover 2021 Corsair will likely remain close in MSRP to the current model, which ranges from $36,940 to $45,825 (destination fees included).

This compact luxury crossover will compete with the BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, and Audi Q5.

Learn more about the current Corsair on sale now »

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