The 2022 Lincoln Corsair is the smallest crossover SUV in the family. For the next season, the compact vehicle is coming unchanged, with minor updates around the body. That means the prices stay put. Some of the reasons why you would like to buy this model are its potent engines, luxurious interior, comfortable ride, and plenty of advanced technology coming at all trim levels. On the other hand, the base price is pretty high. High-end Black Label edition can exceed $60,000, which is the realm where you can consider buying a mid-size SUV with nice equipment.
A couple of turbocharged engines make the 2022 Lincoln Corsair competitive against rivals. The compact luxury crossover class is being dominated by German models. The Corsair is one of the rare vehicles that can stand against Mercedes GLC, Audi Q5, and BMW X3. Lincoln will also offer the PHEV configuration, which is a huge advantage over Cadillac XT5 and Lexus NX.
Owners of the crossover will praise the quite cabin thanks to the dual-zone firewall. Not even the Excite performance mode is producing sound which will reach the interior. This is something you can find elsewhere as the Sport mode. Lincoln engineers put a lot of effort to make the vehicle modern. One of the best examples is the Phone as a Key feature. Adding panoramic sunroof is our recommendation, but it is available with the Premium package, or if you select a high-end trim level.
2022 Lincoln Corsair Engines and Performance
The base crossover is equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine. It is good for 250 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard, but you can upgrade the ride with an all-wheel drive. The cost is minor – about $2,000 and one point from the gas mileage. An eight-speed gearbox is a power router for all configurations. If you seek for more power, a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit is there with 295 hp and 310 lb-ft. Fuel economy is not affected too much, with the 2022 Lincoln Corsair making 21/28 mpg. Have in mind a 2.3-liter engine is sending power only to all wheels. The crossover equipped with a 2.0 unit sprints 0-60 mph in 7.3 seconds, while the power boost of 45 ponies stops the clock nearly a second earlier.
Finally, the most impressive piece of the engine lineup is the 2022 Lincoln Corsair PHEV. The hybrid configuration is combining a 2.5-liter inline-four engine and a couple of batteries. The Atkinson cycle mill and electric motors can combine the total output of 265 horsepower. Another change worth of mentioning is the CVT gearbox replacing an eight-pace case. The PHEV system can run on its own, covering a distance of 25 miles before recharging. Level 2 chargers will take 3-4 hours to restore batteries, while the standard home outlet needs 10-11 hours.
2022 Lincoln Corsair Reserve or the Black Label
The biggest change for the 2022 Lincoln Corsair might be the inclusion of the Black Label trim level. As you know, this is the most exclusive package for most vehicles by this carmaker. Having in mind how popular is the compact class, fans were very disappointed not seeing the Black Label as a part of the lineup. In its absence, the top of the line spot was taken by the Grand Touring trim. The centerpiece of this package is a PHEV system with the CVT gearbox. Adaptive suspension and all-wheel drive are standard. Outside, unique 19-inch wheels are the highlight, while inside, that is a leather upholstery. Wooden trims are making the cabin more elegant. Panoramic sunroof might be the key detail.
Standard package delivers 18-inch wheels and dual exhaust tips. Inside, there are dual-zone climate control and an 8-inch screen at the central dash. A couple of USB ports are available for passengers at the back. Audio system is enhanced by 10 speakers.
Reserve model is the mid-range offer, but it still costs $45,000 with a 2.0-liter engine and AWD. In this package, you will get 19-inch wheels and LED fog lights. Scuff plates is one of the highlights, while designers are also adding ambient interior lighting. Revel delivers a 14-speaker sound system. Navigation is standard and it is voice-controlled.
Still, the 2022 Lincoln Corsair Black Label will be the most impressive model of all, especially if you combine it with the Grand Touring PHEV system. We already saw this combo on the Aviator mid-size SUV. Unique packages for interior improve the overall impression. We’ll see what combinations the Corsair is going to use. Some of the hottest creations are Chalet, Destination, Yacht…
The base model is going to have an average price tag for the compact luxury crossover segment. That is just under $36,000. All-wheel drive will cost you $2,000 and the Reserve trim is a $7,000 upgrade. The Grand Touring is currently sitting above $50k, and we expect the Black Label at the same level. Combined, these two packages will make the MSRP skyrocket above the limits of most fans.