The 2020 Lincoln Corsair starts at $35,945

New for 2020, the Corsair is the old MKC sporting Lincoln’s handsome new design language with a front fascia that looks like its Aviator big brother. It also gets a new interior design that was badly needed. With this compact crossover, Lincoln looks to do battle against entries like the Audi Q5, Cadillac XT4, Mercedes GLC etc. Here’s the pricing.

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There are just 2 trim levels for the Corsair with a pretty wide gap in pricing between the 2. The base model is just called Standard and comes with a carryover engine. A 2.0 I4 with 250 horses and fwd, while awd is optional. This is the only engine option on the Standard trim. Noticeably, there aren’t any Black Label trims available for the Corsair and I’m not entirely sure why. Other standout standard features are:

  • 18" Warm Painted Alloy Wheels
  • Power Liftgate
  • Lincoln Premium Audio System with Ten-Speakers

Like I mentioned above, awd is one of the first options. But damn if it isn’t pricey. Adding awd is a $3,600 option. There is one main option package that can be selected. Called Standard I, its $1,650 and includes:

  • 60/40 EasyFold® Second Row Seats
  • Ambient Lighting
  • Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System
  • 18" Ultra Bright Machined Aluminum Wheel with Dark Tarnished Finish

I added this on as well. There are 9 exterior color choices, The usual plethora of luxury colors. 5 of the colors are $695 options. I stuck with the standard Black.

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There is just one exterior package, or what they call an exterior package. Its Ford’s suite of driving aids. Called Co-Pilot 360 its $3,050 and includes:

  • 360-Degree Camera
  • Active Park Assist Plus
  • Evasive Steering Assist
  • Reverse Brake Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Traffic Jam Assist which includes Stop-and-Go, Speed Sign Recognition, and Lane Centering.
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I added this as well. There are also 4 wheel options. The Standard I package includes a black tinted 18” wheel. The standard wheel is a 18” warm painted wheel. Whatever that means. The only real option is a 19” aluminum wheel. Its $2,000 and requires the addition of a Premium Package. More on that in a bit.

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For this to be the base model, interior options are attractive. There are 6 seat covering choices in 2 categories. What amounts to be faux leather but Lincoln calls Soft Touch of which there are 3 colors (ebony, sandstone, medium slate) and leather seating in the same 3 color choices. Leather seating is included with the Standard I package.

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There are 3 interior option packages. The first is a Convenience package is already included with the Standard I so it was already selected. The second package is called the Elements Package. For $1,100 it includes:

  • Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
  • Heated Second Row Outboard Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Windshield Wiper De-lcer
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I skipped this package as its mostly just cold weather stuff. The final package is the aforementioned Premium package. This became selected automatically by selecting the 19” wheels. It includes a pano roof and heated front seats. Selecting the Standard Package also equips the interior with sat radio, nav system and Sync 3.

As optioned, a Corsair Standard gets pricey quick. You’re looking at $44,535; $46,735 with awd.

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The second and final trim of the Corsair is the Reserve. Starting at $42,630 you get the option to step up to the 2.3 turbo I4 with 280 horses. However its a $1,140 option alone, but requires the addition of option packages Reserve I which itself is $4,150 and includes:

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Ventilated Front Seats

• Heated Second Row Outboard Seats

• Heated Steering Wheel

• Rain Sensing Wipers

• Windshield Wiper De-Icer

• Adaptive Cruise Control with Traffic Jam Assist – Includes Lane Centering, Speed Sign Recognition, and Stop-and-Go

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• 360-Degree Camera with Front Camera Washer

• Front Sensing System

• Evasive Steering Assist

• Reverse Brake Assist

• Active Park Assist Plus

I added this engine as well, increasing the price quite a bit. The 2.3 engine also only comes with awd. There is a second option package called Reserve II that builds on the Reserve I. For an eye watering $11,540 it includes everything in Reserve I plus:

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  • Adaptive Suspension
  • Ventilated Front Seats
  • Heated Second Row Outboard Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Windshield Wiper De-Icer
  • 360-Degree Camera
  • Active Park Assist Plus
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Traffic Jam Assist, Lane Centering, Stop-and-Go, and Speed Sign Recognition
  • Evasive Steering Assist (ESA)
  • Reverse Brake Assist
  • 12.3” Color Display in Instrument Cluster
  • 110/150W AC Power Outlet
  • Jeweled LED Headlamps, Speed Dependent Lighting, Dynamic Bending
  • Phone As A Key
  • Wireless Charging Pad
  • Perfect Position Seats (24-Way)

This package also requires the 2.3 engine. I added this package. Every exterior color is the same as the standard trim as well as the option of the Co-Pilot 360 package. The Reserve though gets a $1,600 Reserve Appearance package that comes with body color rocker panels, front and rear bumpers, 20” wheels and a unique Lincoln grill. I don’t know what that means but I added this package.

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Standard wheels on the Corsair Reserve are 19” wheels. 2 20” designs are options. One is $1,150 and the other is included in the packages I had selected.

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The interior of the Reserve trim differs even more than the Standard trim. For one, leather is the only seat covering. In addition to the 3 colors from the previous trim, you can also choose between a black/cashew seat color and a color called Beyond Blue which bathes the interior in handsome blue leather. Its a $500 option and part of its own package. I added this simply because where else can you find a blue leather interior? Other interior options include a hud display for $1,700 and a pinstripe aluminum trim which looks pretty cool:

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I would’ve added this as well but it conflicts with the blue interior, which means it can be had on the other colors. So I just selected the hud display for $1,700.

All in, you’re looking at a small crossover that loaded goes for the same money an Aviator goes for on the same trim. A Corsair as optioned goes for $58,860. Not worth it when you see you can have a Aviator Reserve with the twin turbo V6 and more room for a starting price of $57,930 before any options. So while the redesign has made the Corsair handsome in a mini Aviator way, I would spring for the actual Aviator for the money.

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