2023 Lincoln Corsair Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, and Photos

What kind of car is the 2023 Lincoln Corsair? What does it compare to?

Lincoln’s 2023 Corsair packs luxurious features and style into its small crossover body, and offers up the versatility of a plug-in hybrid powertrain, as well. Rivals include the Cadillac XT4, Acura RDX, and BMW X3.

Is the 2023 Lincoln Corsair a good car?

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This year’s Corsair earns a TCC Rating of 6.8 out of a possible 10 points for its front-seat comfort, quiet ride, and cargo space. (Read more about how we rate cars.)

What’s new in the 2023 Lincoln Corsair?

Quite a bit, actually. The 2023 Corsair enjoys some new and upgraded tech features, mild style revisions, and a change to the powertrain lineup. 

The Corsair’s exterior is updated at the front and rear ends, with revised lighting, a new chrome gutter below the rainfall grille, new wheel design choices, and two additions to the paint palette, Crystal Red and Whisper Blue. 

Inside, new Smoked Truffle and Eternal Red upholstery options add visual interest to the cabin. The old 8.0-inch touchscreen is replaced with a 13.2-inch unit atop the dash, equipped with Ford’s SYNC 4 infotainment system. That enables Lincoln to slim down the center stack by omitting some of the physical controls, which in turn opens up more knee room for front passengers. A 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster also comes standard.

The Corsair now features ActiveGlide 1.2, the latest version of Lincoln’s limited hands-free driving system. ActiveGlide can change lanes automatically at speeds of up to 80 mph when traveling on mapped highways compatible with the system. Cruise control speed adjusts automatically based on the road’s curves. This year’s version also features enhanced active lane control, so the Corsair will adjust its position within its lane if it’s traveling next to larger vehicles. 

The Corsair comes standard with automatic emergency braking and blind-spot monitors; the latter system is updated this year with an indicator light that illuminates in the side mirrors when an obstacle is sensed.

Most Corsair versions come powered by a 250-hp turbo-4 engine, especially moving forward into 2023, as the available 295-hp upgraded version of that engine is removed from the lineup; Lincoln says this is the case for the initial 2023 Corsair builds, so it’s possible that powertrain may return later. The base turbo-4 gets an 8-speed automatic transmission with front- or all-wheel drive. The sole upgraded powertrain is now the plug-in hybrid model, which features a 14.4-kwh battery pack, 28 miles of electric range, and a 33-mpg EPA combined rating. It’s rated for 266 hp and includes all-wheel drive, and though it’s efficient, it’s not particularly exciting.

The Corsair’s cabin is serene as much for its generous sound deadening as for its design. The front seats get power adjustments with heating and cooling. Four adults sit comfortably, and a fifth can manage in a pinch. The rear seat slides to adjust rear leg room or cargo space. 

How much does the 2023 Lincoln Corsair cost?

Lincoln increases the price a bit—less than $2,000 across the board—for the 2023 Corsair lineup, though it’s fair considering the addition of ActiveGlide and the upgraded standard touchscreen. The Standard is a solid value at $38,690 and features synthetic leather seating surfaces, power-adjustable and heated front seats, and a 13.2-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Reserve comes in at $43,075 and adds all-wheel drive, adaptive suspension, and heated and cooled front seats with 24-way power adjustment. The $53,385 Grand Touring model, with the plug-in hybrid powertrain, is also worth a look.

Where is the 2023 Lincoln Corsair made?

It’s built in Louisville, Kentucky.

(With Inputs from highgearmedia)

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