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2021 Lincoln Corsair

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3.6 (Good)

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2021 Standard 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $36,105
2021 Standard 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $38,305
2021 Reserve 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $43,050
2021 Reserve 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $45,250
2021 Grand Touring 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $50,390


What's New

The 2021 Lincoln Corsair is a compact luxury crossover that's the cheapest way to park a Lincoln in your driveway. This year, the Corsair lineup gains a plug-in hybrid powertrain through the new Grand Touring model.

Choosing Your Lincoln Corsair

The Corsair is available in three trim levels: Standard, Reserve, and Grand Touring. Pricing starts at $37,100 including destination for the Standard, $44,045 for the Reserve, and $51,385 for the Grand Touring plug-in hybrid.

Engine Choices

There are three powertrains available on the Corsair. The first two trims start with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and offer a more powerful 2.3-liter turbo-four for $5,850 on the Standard and $4,200 on the Reserve because it requires all-wheel drive and additional equipment.

The Grand Touring alone gets the plug-in hybrid powertrain, which consists of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gas engine and an electric motor.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (Combined)
2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder250 hp280 lb-ft25 mpg
2.3L Turbo 4-Cylinder295 hp310 lb-ft24 mpg
2.5L 4-Cylinder Plug-In Hybrid266 hpNot RatedNot Yet Rated

Both gas engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, while the plug-in hybrid utilizes a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The lower two trims start with front-wheel drive and offer all-wheel drive for $2,200. The PHEV comes standard with AWD.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The compact Corsair seats five passengers. It offers 27.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row, which is solid for the segment. Space expands to 57.6 cubic feet with the back row folded down, which is great.

Lincoln Corsair

Safety Features

The Corsair comes with Lincoln’s Co-Pilot360 safety system. This combines forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic high beams. Rear parking sensors are also included.

On either trim, you’ll have to raid the options list to get features like a surround-view camera, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, speed sign recognition, or an automated parking system. These features require the $3,100 Co-Pilot360 Plus Package.


Ford’s SYNC 3 voice-activated control hub is standard on the Corsair, while an 8-inch touchscreen provides visual control of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. SYNC 3 also has an Alexa-enabled app, while a 4G LTE wi-fi hot spot enables up to 10 devices to connect to the Corsair from up to 50 feet away. There are front and rear USB ports including A and C connections, two 12-volt power points, and a 10-speaker audio system with MP3 capabilities.

Reserve and Grand Touring buyers receive navigation and an upgraded 14-speaker Revel audio system. There's also a head-up display on the options list on these trims.

Lincoln Corsair

Standard - From $37,100

Life feels good behind the leather-wrapped steering wheel of the entry-level Corsair Standard, with personalized memory settings for the seat, side mirrors, audio and dual-zone climate control. Even before you’ve opened the illuminated exterior door handle, there’s an approach detection system and signature cabin lighting. The cabin’s a quiet place to be as well, thanks to active noise control, while the front seats are heated with 10-way power adjustment including lumbar support. Other convenient touches include remote start and a power liftgate, while the heated side mirrors are power-adjustable and auto-folding.

Adding the $1,300 Convenience Package is the building block to every other pack on Standard models, additionally bringing voice-activated navigation, a power seatback release, and ambient lighting. You can then add the $1,100 Elements Package, which contains rain-sensing wipers and a windshield wiper de-icer function, a heated steering wheel and rear outboard seats. The front seats also gain ventilation. The $2,500 Premium Package adds 19-inch aluminum wheels and leather-trimmed front row seats beneath a panoramic vista roof with power shade.

Reserve - From $44,045

Riding on larger 19-inch wheels, key upgrades on Reserve models include voice-activated navigation, a hands-free liftgate, and a larger 12.3-inch configurable LCD instrument cluster. A 14-speaker Revel audio system provides entertainment, while a power panoramic sunroof with powered sunshade improves the interior alongside ambient cabin lighting and seats clad in Bridge of Weir leather.

Reserve buyers can add adaptive suspension for $700. Unique to this model is the Technology Package; costing $3,000, it combines a head-up display and speed-dependent bending LED headlights with premium cabin lighting, four rear USB ports, a wireless charging pad, and the ability to use your smartphone as a car key.

Grand Touring - From $51,385

The premium to move up to the Grand Touring is largely a result of the plug-in hybrid powertrain setup. The 2.5-liter engine, electric motor, CVT, and all-wheel drive come standard, and equipment is otherwise very close to the Reserve's specifications.

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CarsDirect Tip

Given the steep cost required to move up the trim ladder, we recommend sticking with the 2021 Lincoln Corsair Standard. There are plenty of packages available there to suit a variety of borrowers.

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Expert Review

  • Upscale design
  • Posh interior
  • Loads of standard features
  • Available plug-in hybrid
  • Not exactly sporty
  • Prices increase quickly
  • Middling fuel economy
Expert Rating
3.6 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Plug-in hybrid now available. Big news for the 2021 Lincoln Corsair is the newly available Grand Touring plug-in hybrid model. The addition increases the Corsair’s powertrain lineup to three options, giving consumers more to choose from and a high-tech way to save money on fuel.

Unlike a few competitors, the Corsair is only available with turbocharged four-cylinder engines. The base motor is a 2.0-liter unit that produces 250 horsepower. It’s not the peppiest engine, but it delivers a decent amount of power for daily use.

A more powerful 2.3-liter turbo four-cylinder is available, which is rated at 295 hp. Despite coming with all-wheel drive as standard, the larger motor isn’t worth the upgrade, as the power is only noticeable when passing on the highway. Both are paired with a smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission.

The new plug-in hybrid Grand Touring model comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that’s paired with two electric motors and a continuously variable transmission. Combined output is rated at 266 hp, while AWD is standard. Official fuel economy figures haven’t been announced yet, but the EPA expects the plug-in hybrid to have an all-electric range of 25 miles.

If you’re looking for a compact crossover SUV that’s enjoyable to drive, you’ll have to look elsewhere. The Corsair may have a drive mode that’s called “Excite,” but it’s hardly thrilling to drive. Instead, it’s all about being smooth and comfortable, which it does incredibly well.

Exceptionally luxurious. For quite a few years, Lincoln has had a tough time shedding its reputation of producing fancy Fords. The Corsair, which utilizes the same platform and base engine as the Ford Escape and is even built in the same factory, manages to feel like a true luxury vehicle.

It all starts with the exterior, as the Corsair looks like a smaller version of the Lincoln Aviator. The Corsair's neat front end features stylish wraparound headlights, slim LED running lights, and a modern square grille.

Strong shoulder and roof lines make the Corsair look longer and more elegant than the majority of its rivals. The way the thin rear taillights are connected in the middle of the liftgate is another great design element.

On the inside, the Corsair features a visually striking design. The long dashboard splits the cabin horizontally with vents that run nearly the full width of the interior. The intuitive way that Lincoln placed the HVAC controls in a separate area is not only stylish, but intuitive to use, as well. Passengers are treated to first-rate materials that look like they belong on a much more expensive vehicle.

Lincoln Corsair

Strong safety features. The majority of luxury crossovers in the compact class aren’t packed with standard safety features, but this is where the Corsair goes its own way. Standard safety features include forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, rear parking sensors, and automatic high beams.

Lincoln also offers a variety of available safety features, including traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise control, parking assist, and evasive steering assist.

The NHTSA gave the Corsair a five-star overall safety rating. The IIHS hasn’t crash tested it yet, but last year’s model was named a Top Safety Pick. Without any major changes, we expect the rating to carry over for the new model year.

Lower trims are better value. Prices can quickly rise with just a few options with the Corsair. We recommend staying close to the bottom of the range and choosing minimal packages, or else you’re looking at an expensive vehicle. It’s not like you’ll be missing out on anything, as even the base Corsair comes handsomely equipped.

Wi-fi hot spot capability, smartphone compatibility, a 10-speaker audio system, synthetic leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, an 8-inch touchscreen, a power liftgate, and heated exterior mirrors are standard.

With a few options, like the Convenience, Elements, and Premium packages, the Corsair feels just as upscale as rivals and is still relatively affordable.

Final thoughts. The 2021 Lincoln Corsair isn’t what you’ve come to expect from the automaker. It’s one of the few American options in the hotly contested compact luxury crossover segment and holds its own well. Being stylish, comfortable, and a relatively strong value option, the Corsair is a unique choice.

While the four-cylinder engines may be adequate, they’re not nearly as exciting as some of the powertrains found in competitors. Additionally, the Corsair doesn’t have a sporty bolt in its chassis. If you want a fully decked out version, you’d better be prepared to pay for it, as prices go from affordable to expensive quickly.

The Porsche Macan is a much sportier, more expensive, and more upscale vehicle than the Corsair. The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class feels and looks more upscale than the Corsair and is also available in multiple high-performance trims. It’s more high tech than the Lincoln and feels like a more premium product.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 250 HP / 280 ft.lbs.
8-spd SelectShift w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
22 / 29 / 25 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 250 HP / 280 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
22 / 29 / 25 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Steel / Compact
Fuel Tank
16.2 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
57.6 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
102 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
180.6 "
Exterior Width
74.3 "
Exterior Height
64.1 "
Front Headroom
39.5 "
Rear Headroom
38.7 "
Front Legroom
43.2 "
Rear Legroom
38.6 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.1 "
Rear Shoulder Room
56.3 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,703 Lbs.
Wheel Base
107 "
Turning Radius
18.5 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
18.0 " Silver Aluminum / 18.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 19.0 " Silver Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Front Body-colored With Chrome Insert
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Lincoln Soft Touch Leatherette / Leather
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Lincoln Co-pilot360 - Pre-collision Assist With Automatic Emergency Braking (aeb) Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Lincoln Co-pilot360 - Blind Spot Detection With Cross-traffic Alert Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lincoln Co-pilot360 - Lane Keeping Aid Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Lane Centering/traffic Jam Assist Hands-on Steering Assist
Pedestrian Detection
Lincoln Co-pilot360 - Pre-collision Assist With Pedestrian Detection Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Driver Alert Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Lincoln Co-pilot360 - Auto High Beam Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Rear Park Assist Rear / Lincoln Co-pilot360 - Active Park Assist Plus Automated
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
72 Months / 70,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
Unlimited Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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