Ticking the option boxes adds up. Fast.
Thinking of buying the new for 2020 Lincoln Corsair? Well, Lincoln has officially launched its online configurator and, surprise, surprise, the price will quickly soar to new heights when fully equipped. But let’s start at the bottom. The 2020 Corsair "Standard” starts at $36,940, including the $995 destination charge. That will get you Lincoln’s new compact crossover with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 250 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque, which is sent to the front wheels. Need all-wheel-drive? That’ll be another $3,600.
Tacking on AWD also requires buyers to get the "Standard I” equipment package which also includes ambient lighting, navigation, 18-inch wheels, and a universal garage door opener. If you want the Co-Pilot360 Plus Package you’ll have to fork over another $3,050, but you’ll also benefit from adaptive cruise control, sign recognition, lane centering, and evasive steering assist.
If you desire premium leather seats and a panoramic sunroof, the $2,500 Premium Package is also available. But if you prefer to avoid various option packages and go directly to the next trim level, called "Reserve,” then that’s also possible – for a price. That begins at $43,625. This trim also receives the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine with 280 hp and 310 lb-ft. The "Reserve I” trim adds plenty of desirable features along with AWD, but that jacks the price up to $6,740. In other words, the cheapest 2020 Corsair with the more powerful engine will set you back just over $50,000. Yikes, and it doesn’t stop there.
You can continue raising the price tag with the Reserve II Package with features such as a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, adaptive suspension, 360-degree camera, digital gauge cluster, and wireless charging pad.
Before long, you’ll be at the $60,000 mark. So on the one hand, the 2020 Lincoln Corsair’s base price is similar to that of its luxury compact crossover competitors, like the Mercedes-Benz GLC ($40,700) and BMW X3 ($41,995). Still, the Lincoln Corsair is a heavily restyled and improved Ford Escape. The thought of paying up to around $60k for that is a little tough to bear. Then again, all luxury compact crossovers when fully equipped are expensive.