Eric's Autos: 2020 Lincoln Corsair
The Ford Escape is one of the best-selling compact-sized crossovers on the market. But what if you'd like an Escape with a bit more exclusivity ... and a lot more power?
Lincoln's got you covered.
What It Is
The Corsair is an upscale version of the Ford Escape sold under the Lincoln label. Both models share a common basic platform, but the Lincoln picks up where Ford leaves off.
It comes standard with the strongest engine you can get in the Escape and is available with one of the strongest engines in the class, period.
You can also get it with an automatically adjusting suspension, Perfect Position massaging seats, a 12-inch flat-screen main instrument panel, an outstanding 14-speaker Revel ultra-premium audio system and the ability to use your phone as a key -- features not available in the Escape. Or in most of its rivals.
Prices start at $35,945 for the base trim with a 250 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, front-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Equipped with the optional all-wheel-drive system, the price rises to $38,145. A top-of-the-line Reserve trim with AWD lists for $44,830.
Models with AWD can be upgraded to a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 280 horsepower for an additional $1,140.
The Corsair replaces the MKC as Lincoln's entry-level crossover.