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The 2020 Lincoln Corsair Can Cost More Than $60,000 Fully Loaded

Car and Driver logo Car and Driver 5/16/2019 Daniel Golson
 
a laptop computer sitting on top of a car: Lincoln likes to say that its philosophical approach to luxury is different than other brands, prioritizing quietness and comfort over sportiness and aggressiveness. That's exemplified in the new 2020 Lincoln Corsair, a small crossover that replaces the MKC.
  • The 2020 Lincoln Corsair starts at $36,940, but its price can hit nearly $60,000 when fully loaded.
  • The base Standard trim level is only offered with a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four, but the uplevel Reserve model has an optional, more powerful turbocharged 2.3-liter four.
  • A plug-in-hybrid model is coming later, but no pricing has been released yet.

Lincoln has announced pricing for its new Corsair compact crossover with the launch of the online configurator, and the base Standard model, with a starting price of $36,940, undercuts many of its competitors, such as the Acura RDX and the Mercedes-Benz GLC, by thousands of dollars. But loaded up with options, the Corsair can crest $60,000.

a person driving a car: Lincoln has released pricing for the new 2020 Corsair crossover, and it can get very pricey very quickly.© Lincoln Lincoln has released pricing for the new 2020 Corsair crossover, and it can get very pricey very quickly.

The base Standard model comes with a 250-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four and front-wheel drive, with the all-wheel-drive version priced $3600 higher. Choosing the AWD model comes with a caveat, though, because it forces you into the Standard 1 Equipment Collection, which adds features such as different 18-inch wheels, ambient lighting, and navigation. On its own, the Standard 1 package is $1650, and it also consists of all the features that the $1300 Convenience package has. Confusing, we know.

a car driving on a road: The Lincoln Corsair Can Cost over $60K© Lincoln The Lincoln Corsair Can Cost over $60K

The Standard trim can be had with a $3050 Co-Pilot360 Plus package, which consists of a number of active-safety features including adaptive cruise control and steering assist. Two other packages require the Standard 1 pack: the $1100 Elements package and the $2500 Premium package. The former adds ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, a heated steering wheel, and rain-sensing wipers; the latter adds premium leather seats, 19-inch wheels, and a panoramic sunroof.

Stepping up to the $43,625 Reserve trim nets you features such as a panoramic sunroof, 19-inch wheels, and navigation, all of which are options on the Standard trim. On the Reserve, all-wheel drive costs $2200 but doesn't require any other packages. The Reserve is also the only of the two Corsair models that is available with the 280-hp turbocharged 2.3-liter inline-four engine; this engine is only available with all-wheel drive and is a $6740 upgrade, as it requires the Reserve 1 Equipment Collection. This includes the Elements and Co-Pilot360 Plus packages, which cost the same as on the Standard trim.

a view of a car: The Lincoln Corsair Can Cost over $60K© Lincoln The Lincoln Corsair Can Cost over $60K

A $2750 Technology package requires Reserve 1 and adds adaptive LED headlights, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, wireless phone charging, and "phone as key" functionality. Once that package has been selected, the $1700 head-up display is available. Adaptive suspension is a $700 option and also requires Reserve 1, but the $1600 Reserve Appearance package-which includes 20-inch wheels, body-color exterior trim, and a different grille-doesn't.

Finally, there is the $11,540 Reserve 2 package. It requires the 2.3-liter engine and includes everything from both the Reserve 1 package and the Technology package, as well as the adaptive suspension. It also adds Lincoln's fancy 24-way Perfect Position seats. On both trim levels, a few special paint colors are $695, and a number of accessories such as cargo trays and locking lug nuts are available.

All in, but without including the accessories, a fully loaded Corsair Reserve will cost you $60,110. While that is still cheaper than some of its competitors can get to when fully loaded, it's a lot to stomach when you consider that the Corsair's predecessor, the MKC, couldn't even hit $50K when loaded up with options. And a super-luxe Black Label trim level for the Corsair is inevitable, which will push the price up even higher.

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