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2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring Is On Sale Now

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Since 2019, Ford Motor Company’s luxury division has been talking about the Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring, the compact luxury plug-in hybrid that was supposed to arrive at dealerships in late 2020. That never happened, as the Ford Kuga PHEV, a close relative featuring the same powertrain, suffered from teething issues that The Blue Oval eventually sorted out. Fortunately, Lincoln Communications Manager Kelly Wysocki confirmed to Ford Authority Executive Editor Alex Luft that the 2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring has finally reached dealerships.

As Ford Authority previously reported, The Blue Oval intended for the compact luxury plug-in to debut later on in 2021, but a series of setbacks stymied the company’s plans. After Ford solved the Ford Kuga’s teething issues, the semiconductor shortage presented another obstacle for the automaker, with the ongoing chip crisis being explicitly cited by Ford spokesperson Mike Levine as the chief reason why it hadn’t landed at Lincoln dealers earlier on in the year. “It’s coming,” Levine said of the both PHEV nameplates. “We’re working through the global semiconductor shortage and are trying to make it as soon as we can. It won’t be a whole lot longer,” he added.

2021 Lincoln Corsair

Currently, the 2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring boasts a $50,390 base MSRP, before incentives. The compact luxury crossover pairs the Ford 2.5L Atkinson Cycle I-4 with a permanent magnet motor and a 14.4 kWh lithium ion battery for a combined 266 horsepower output. An additional electric motor supplies power to the rear wheels, enabling the Grand Touring to feature standard all-wheel drive. It can travel up to 28 miles on pure electric power before reverting to hybrid power, according to the EPA. After that, it nets 33 miles per gallon, and is rated at 78 MPGe combined, which is the total rating for electric and hybrid power.

We’ll have more on the Corsair Grand Touring as soon as we have it, so subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Lincoln Corsair news, Lincoln news, and continuous Ford news coverage.

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Comments

  1. William T

    The Toyota RAV4 Prime–the AWD PHEV version of the RAV4 like this Lincoln–has an EPA rated electric range of 42 miles (has a 17kWh battery pack compared to the Lincoln’s 14,4), 302 HP compared to the Lincoln’s 266, can be had with a faster 6.6kW on board charger while the Lincoln stays at the minimum 3.3kW charger as the Escape. The RAV4 Prime and Lincoln both have a third motor powering (MG3) the rear wheels. Both have liquid cooling battery packs. It is interesting to note the Ford Escape PHEV that uses the same battery pack, has an EPA rated electric range of 39 miles but the Escape PHEV is front wheel drive only. Both the Lincoln and RAV4’s rear powered motor only turns on “as needed”, thus the system is more of a “hand on design” than a true AWD. It is might feeling that Lincoln needs to explain more in detail why it loses electric range compared to the Escape PHEV when the AWD system is only on a smaller portion of the time. Or is there a difference in the electric transmission that requires a battery pack to function.

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  2. Mike Parnell

    Trying to get your hands on a RAV4 Prime is out of the question, and it seems that Ford is diverting all of their PHEV resources to the Corsair Grand Touring and not the Escape PHEV since trying to find an Escape PHEV is impossible, but Corsairs Grand Tourings are already showing up on dealer lots. So if you want a PHEV from Ford, they are making you pay at least $15,000 more for one.

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  3. Mick1

    Lincoln is luxury, Ford and Toyota are not. You can compare e miles and total mpg but not “sancutary.”

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    1. Andrew

      If you are buying a luxury vehicle e miles and mpg should not be your priority. They are nice to have but I definitely prefer the enhanced power over the higher range/mpg. Biggest advantage to me with the PHEV is just the tax incentives as its makes the cost to upgrade from the standard engines negligible .

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    2. Roy Chile’s

      Lincoln Corsair luxury that’s a joke, A mild upgrade of FORD Escape. Dont waste your money on either buy the Bronco Sport it looks better than both can go more places and will resale best

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      1. Kyle

        This is not true. They are almost completely different vehicles apart from sharing the same base platform. But it’s what you do with the platform that matters. They don’t share any body panels and their interiors are almost completely unrelated aside from the window switches. Lincoln even changes the suspension and transmission tuning.

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      2. Christopher George

        Uh Roy the bronco oozes utilitarian basics. WE Lincoln people are all about road luxury not go any where?? like the bronco.
        You stating bias here. Naughty.

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  4. MJ

    Don’t buy any so called luxury vehicles. My wife’s new 2021 Escape Titanium Hybrid has more standard features than my 2019 Nautilus.
    Will buy an Escape Hybrid, and never pay 10-15,000 more for nicer interior materials on a Lincoln that I don’t even think about after purchase. All vehicles now have the same tech, why waste money ?
    Anyone know why Ford has such boring exterior colors, hardly any new colors and most are the same tired dark colors.

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    1. Andrew

      I have driven both and I find the Nautilus a much better vehicle overall in terms of drivability, refinement, comfort, and quality. I also like the 2.7l engine on that vehicle. If those aren’t on your radar when shopping then yes id go for a non luxury vehicle.

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    2. SB83

      Many differences between the Lincoln and the Escape such as adaptive suspension and smoother ride, more sound insulation (quieter), Lincoln PHEV has more power (200hp versus 266 in the Lincoln), Lincoln has AWD in the PHEV, totally different interior quality, much better warranty and perks, and the Lincoln just plain looks better.

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      1. Andrew

        I agree there. I personally find it worth the cost every time I buy one compared to the fords.

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      2. Roy Chile’s

        Corsair looks better than Escape Bronco Sport looks better than both Lincoln needs to take all its models upmarket by a lot think Land Rover if it’s going to be a Luxury SUV brand, Lincoln”s on Buick level right now

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        1. Kyle

          Better is subjective. The Corsair looks like a luxury SUV, the Bronco Sport looks like a rugged SUV. The Corsair blows away both the Escape and Bronco Sport in interior quality, ride quality, comfort, and overall refinement.

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  5. Edward

    I placed an order for the Corsair Grand Touring (totalling just over $60k). After test driving a 2021 Escape Titanium (not PHEV) and a Corsair Reserve (2.3L), even though they’re the same platform, there is a night/day difference between them. The Corsair is so much more refined, quiet, smooth. Not that the Escape is bad, it just isn’t a luxury car and never will be no matter how it is equipped.

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  6. Rose Quadrino

    Bring back MKZ
    Zephyr scheduled to return
    late 2022??

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  7. Tim

    Picked up my Grand Touring yesterday. Finally after ordering it on 9/1/20. It rides so smooth. Seats are very comfortable, especially with the 24 way adjustment. Drove home on pure EV. Has the pick up and can go whatever the speed limit it. Definitely Escape and Bronco cannot match it’s luxury. Really glad I waited for it.

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    1. Edward Kirstein

      Did yours arrive as a ’21 or ’22? Do you find the seats soft or firm?

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      1. Tim

        It is a 2021. The seats are a little of both, depends how you adjust them. Much more comfortable than my Fusion.

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