The refreshed 2023 Lincoln Corsair debuted back in September with revised styling and some new tech features, higher prices, and the luxury brand’s hands-free highway driver-assist feature dubbed ActiveGlide. Shortly thereafter, the 2023 Lincoln Corsair was added to Consumer Reports‘ list of recommended vehicles, largely thanks to its above average predicted reliability. Now, the refreshed crossover has also been named as one of that consumer organization’s 10 best luxury SUVs on sale right now, too.
The criteria for this particular list are quite familiar for those that routinely keep up with Consumer Reports‘ rankings – it looks to its overall scores for each model, which is derived from a vehicle’s road test score, reliability rankings, owner satisfaction surveys, crash and safety testing, and the presence of driver-assist features such as automatic emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection, blind spot warning (BSW), and rear cross traffic warning (RCTW).
In that regard, the 2023 Lincoln Corsair ranked sixth on this top 10 list with an overall score of 82, tying it with the BMW X7 and placing it behind the first-place Kia EV6 (91), BMW X5 (87), Lexus NX Hybrid (87), Genesis GV60 (84), and BMW X3 (84), as well as ahead of the Audi Q7 (80), Lincoln Nautilus (79), and Acura RDX (77). In terms of individual testing, the Corsair scored an 80 out of 100 on its road test, five out of five on predicted reliability, and three out of five for predicted owner satisfaction.
Consumer Reports calls the 2023 Corsair “a pleasant compact luxury SUV,” praising it for offering up plenty of power, a comfortable ride, quiet cabin, responsive handling, fit and finish, ample rear seat room, standard active safety equipment, and easy to use controls. On the downside, CR was critical of the crossover’s uneven front seat support and unintuitive push button gear selector, however.