How The New Lincoln Corsair Rear Seat Legroom Compares To Its Competitors

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This week, Lincoln debuted its all-new Corsair crossover at the 2019 New York International Auto Show. The 2020 Lincoln Corsair has been a stunner at this year’s show, and one element it is being praised for is its spacious cabin. In particular, the Lincoln Corsair rear seat leg room is large enough to comfortably seat passengers over 6 feet tall, and Lincoln says that its second row is larger than that of several other luxury SUVs.

The 2020 Corsair replaces the MKC in the Lincoln lineup as the brand’s smallest SUV, but it makes the most of its compact size. Passengers sitting in the rear will find that they have more second-row legroom than competitors, including the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class and the Tesla Model X. New for the Corsair is a sliding rear seat with up to six inches of travel.

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Lincoln emphasizes superior legroom of the Corsair when compared to the GLS and Model X, but those vehicles aren’t its direct competitors… not by a long shot. Things become much more interesting when looking at how Lincoln Corsair rear seat leg room compares to its direct rivals, which we have compiled below.

Rear Seat Legroom - 2020 Lincoln Corsair vs. Rivals
Model Inches
Lincoln Corsair 38.6
Cadillac XT4 39.5
Buick Envision 37.5
Acura RDX 38
Lexus NX 36.1
Infiniti QX50 38.7
BMW X3 36.4
Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class 37.3
Audi Q5 37.8
Jaguar E-Pace 35.1
Alfa Romeo Stelvio 31.9
Land Rover Evoque 34.8

The Ford Authority Take

Having personally sat in the Corsair at the New York Auto Show this week, I was very impressed with not only the seating position of the driver’s seat, but also with the spaciousness of the second row. The Corsair impressed me because I, at 6’4″, was able to find a very comfortable seating position up front thanks to the 24-way driver’s seat – but more noteworthy is that I was able to “sit behind myself” in the second row, without having my knees touch the seatback of the front seat.

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And that, ladies and gents, is a very good thing for a compact crossover.

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Written by Austin Rexinger

Austin is an automotive enthusiast from Buffalo, NY with a passion for speed. When Austin isn't writing about the auto industry you can find him racing go-karts, competing in time attack events, or autocrossing his 2017 Toyota 86—with a manual transmission, of course!

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  1. My 2009 Chevy Equinox has 40.2 of rear legroom, and was one of the first to offer the sliding rear bench seat. So this new Escape can be its replacement.

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