The 2022 Lincoln Corsair will represent the third production year of this compact luxury crossover and therefore, we don’t expect to see more significant changes. Instead, this should be a typical carryover model, with minor updates only. The only things we expect to see are new color options and a few more things on the list of standard equipment. Other than that, things will remain the same.
So, you may count on the familiar characteristics and benefits this crossover offers. The Corsair looks good and it is nice to drive. We also like its cabin and a long list of standard features. There is also plenty of passenger space, while the plug-in hybrid option has been added recently. When it comes to things we don’t like, we should mention a small infotainment screen and not particularly engaging handling.
As there are no significant changes to come, we are pretty sure that the 2022 Lincoln Corsair release date will be scheduled for the last quarter of the year.
2022 Lincoln Corsair Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2022 Lincoln Corsair changes will be minimal. We are about to see a familiar layout, which was introduced two years ago. This SUV is based on a C2 platform and shares most of its design characteristics with Ford Escape and Bronco Sport. In terms of the suspension setup, it is a little bit softer compared to the engaging Escape, but the comfort is on a notably higher level.
Styling-wise, it’s hard to find any bigger complaint. The overall appearance takes inspiration from Lincoln’s latest design language, so you can find lots of things in common with bigger siblings like Aviator and Nautilus. For the next year, we don’t expect that too many things could change. Practically, we believe that new color options are the only things that could happen.
The same thing goes for interior design. It should remain the same, which definitely isn’t a bad thing. We like the overall cabin look, including the dashboard, which is modern and luxurious. The materials are nice, as well as the build quality. These things suit Lincoln’s premium badge, though we can’t say that the cabin looks as upscale as ones in rivals like Lexus NX, Acura RDX, Audi Q5 etc.
The driving position is good, the visibility is good, while the amount of space in the first row is pretty generous. The second row also offers a lot of space and accommodates adults with ease. When it comes to the cargo area, you may count on 27.6 cubic feet behind the second row. Fold them down and you get 57.6 cubic feet. Both ratings are about average for the segment.
The 2022 Lincoln Corsair interior won’t change, but we could see a couple of additions to the list of standard features. Unfortunately, that doesn’t refer to the current touchscreen, which is smaller compared to units found in rival models.
All in all, a few novelties will come but most features should remain the same as in the current model. For reference, the current model comes standard with goodies like dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, an 8-inch touch screen, two USB ports, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hot spot, and a 10-speaker premium stereo. Additionally, you can get options like a panoramic sunroof, navigation, a 14-speaker Revel stereo, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, and wireless device charging.
The same story is with safety features. The current model is already generous in this aspect and comes standard with goodies like forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, forward automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, automatic high-beam headlights, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors etc. There are also upgrades like adaptive cruise control, speed-limit sign recognition, lane centering assist, evasive steering assist, reverse automatic emergency braking, front parking sensors, a surround-view parking camera system, automatic parking, adaptive headlights, a head-up display.
2022 Lincoln Corsair Engines
You may count on three familiar powertrain options in the offer for the next year. The offer will start with a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 250 horsepower. There is also an optional 2.3-liter turbo-four with 295 horsepower, which offers slightly better driving dynamics. Both engines come in pair with 8-speed automatic transmission.
The 2022 Lincoln Corsair Hybrid will also continue in the same way. We are talking about a PHEV system, which is based on a 2.5-liter engine that gets help from two electric motors. The total output goes up to 266 horsepower, while the all-electric range is 28 miles.
2022 Lincoln Corsair Release Date and Price
We don’t expect to see this model any earlier than in the last quarter of the year. The starting price should go around 37.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Acura RDX etc.