Following multiple delays, the 2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring and Ford Escape PHEV are still on track to enter production this year, even amidst a host of production issues plaguing Ford Motor Company at the moment. And now, we know exactly how efficient one of these new plug-in hybrid models will be, as the EPA has released its official Corsair Grand Touring fuel economy ratings.
The official Corsair Grand Touring fuel economy ratings come in at 33 miles-per-gallon of combined highway and city driving, and the PHEV will travel an impressive 28 miles on electric power alone, or 78 MPGe combined, with a total driving range of 430 miles.
Those numbers are a bit lower than the Escape PHEV’s estimated EPA ratings of 41 mpg and 100 MPGe combined, as well as its 37-mile estimated electric-only range, but official numbers for that model have not been released yet. Also, it’s worth pointing out that while the Corsair Grand Touring comes standard with all-wheel-drive, the Escape PHEV is equipped with standard front-wheel-drive.
While both of these models share the same Ford 2.5L iVCT Atkinson-Cycle I-4, permanent magnet synchronous motor, and a liquid-cooled, 14.4-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery, the Escape PHEV is rated to produce a targeted 209 horsepower, while the Corsair is expected to produce 266 horsepower. The Escape PHEV also utilizes an electronic continuously variable transmission (CVT), while the Corsair Grand Touring is equipped with Lincoln’s PowerSplit electric CVT.
Pricing for the Corsair Grand Touring starts at $51,225 including destination, while Ford Escape PHEV in base SE trim will sport a starting MSRP of $32,650, $35,510 for SEL trim, and $38,585 for the range-topping Titanium trim, plus a $1,245 destination and delivery fee.
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