Based on the same scalable front-wheel-drive-based platform as the 2020 Ford Escape, the base Corsair is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder making 250 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. Customers can also upgrade to a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, which makes 280 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. All-wheel-drive is optional with the 2.0-liter engine and standard with the 2.3-liter engine.
The compact crossover’s exterior looks mimic the larger 2020 Lincoln Aviator, while the interior has a similar look and feel as well. Standard features include an app-based Phone As A Key system, a wi-fi hotspot, active noise control, and Ford’s SYNC3 infotainment system with a touchscreen display. Options include Lincoln’s 24-way Perfect Position seats with massage capability, a head-up display, a Revel 14-speaker audio system, wireless charging, and a larger 8-inch touchscreen.
Lincoln’s Co-Pilot360 suite of driver assist tech is also standard, which comes with Pre-Collision Assist with automatic emergency braking and Pedestrian Detection, blind spot monitoring, lane keeping and more. The more advanced Co-Pilot 360 Plus system is also offered, which adds adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist, evasive steering assist and park assist.
The 2020 Lincoln Corsair is offering a more competitive engine lineup than the Cadillac XT4. The Corsair’s 250-horsepower 2.0-liter base engine is more powerful than the XT4’s 237-horsepower 2.0-liter and the Lincoln also offers an even more powerful 280-horsepower 2.3-liter engine.
As for the Buick Envision, it will probably turn out to be a less expensive product than the Lincoln – however, it is also beaten in the powertrain department by Ford’s new arrival. It offers a 197-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder as the base engine and has an available 252-horsepower 2.0-liter.
The Corsair also appears to be offering standard equipment that the Cadillac and Buick aren’t – namely active safety tech such as emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring and the like.
This is more of a personal opinion, but we also think the Corsair looks like the more expensive and upscale product of the three.
It will be interesting to see how these three crossovers compare once the 2020 Lincoln Corsair hits dealerships in the fall of this year.
Source: Ford Authority