2023 Lincoln Corsair: Here’s What’s New And Different

The 2023 Lincoln Corsair brings about quite a few changes and updates to the luxury crossover. This includes a redesigned interior outfitted with high-end technologies, such as Sync 4 and ActiveGlide, along with the addition of the Jet Appearance Package for certain trim levels.

2023 Lincoln Corsair Model Line

There were no changes to the 2023 Lincoln Corsair model line, meaning that it continues to be available in three trim levels, beginning with the base Standard trim, followed by the mid-tier Reserve trim and finally, the range-topping Grand Touring trim.

2023 Lincoln Corsair Exterior

Outside, the 2023 Lincoln Corsair ditches three exterior colors, while gaining three new ones.

Deleted exterior colors:

New exterior colors:

2022 Lincoln Corsair in Ocean Drive Blue

2022 Lincoln Corsair in Bronze Smoke

2023 Lincoln Corsair in Whisper Blue Metallic Clearcoat

2023 Lincoln Corsair in Crystal Red Metallic

Additionally, the 2023 Lincoln Corsair gains a larger grille over its 2022 model year counterpart, which now extends all the way down to the lower air intake. Note that the 2023 Corsair also features wing-shaped daytime running lamps. The Corsair Grand Touring, meanwhile, gains a sundown satin metallic foil grille with blue accents, granting a warmer tone to the applique.

2023 Lincoln Corsair Interior

Inside, the 2023 Lincoln Corsair gains an upgrade to its center stack screen, which has been expanded to 13.2 inches and boasts Sync 4 technology. The luxury crossover has also gained an optional backlit applique that displays a starlight pattern through perforations, meant to evoke Lincoln’s signature constellation pattern.

Additionally, two new interior design themes are now available. Smoked Truffle features a neutral color scheme with medium-dark trim accents for a warm, rich environment. Eternal Red, meanwhile, is a bit more energetic, featuring bright Pista aluminum accents.

Perhaps the most significant change to the 2023 Lincoln Corsair is the addition of the luxury brand’s semi-autonomous driving technology suite, ActiveGlide. ActiveGlide includes Lane Change Assist, Predictive Speed Assist, Intersection Assist 2.0 and In-Lane Repositioning, allowing for hands-free driving on applicable highways. This technology is now bundled with the Collection III 102A equipment group on the Standard trim, which costs $10,360, the Collection III 202A equipment group on Reserve trims for $10,730, and the Collection III 302A equipment group on Grand Touring models for $8,005. Buyers will receive a complimentary two-year subscription

to the service upon purchase of the 2023 Corsair, after which a paid subscription will be required if customers wish to keep ActiveGlide online.

The 2023 Corsair also offers a subwoofer delete option, which allows buyers of the luxury crossover the option to forego the subwoofer in the event that supply is not available to include it.

2023 Lincoln Corsair Mechanical

The 2023 Lincoln Corsair sees the deletion of the optional turbocharged 2.3L I4 EcoBoost engine, as Ford Authority first reported in August 2022. That boosted four cylinder is rated at 295 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, and was optional on the Corsair Reserve, but its availability was limited to the optional $2,500 Sport Package, which also included exclusive exterior accents.

That means that there are currently two powertrain options available for the 2023 Corsair. The standard engine option is the turbocharged 2.0L I4 EcoBoost engine, which produces 250 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, and is offered on the Standard and Reserve trim levels. This engine is mated to Ford’s eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.5L I4 plug-in hybrid setup produces 266 horsepower combined, mated to Ford’s constant velocity transmission (CVT), is exclusively offered in the Grand Touring trim level.

2023 Lincoln Corsair Packages

The 2023 Lincoln Corsair gains the new Jet Appearance Package, which costs $2,000 and adds a handful of dark-themed exterior accents to the luxury crossover, including 20-inch Black aluminum wheels; Pillar Black exterior elements such as a fender badge, grille, door frame molding; along with body-color exterior elements like the front and rear bumper covers, lower fascia, wheel lips and lower door cladding. The Jet Appearance Package can be outfitted on either the Standard or Reserve trim, and is not offered on the range-topping Grand Touring trim.

2023 Lincoln Corsair with Jet Appearance Package

2023 Lincoln Corsair Availability

Production of the 2023 Lincoln Corsair occurs at the Louisville Assembly plant in Kentucky, though efforts were pushed back six week, kicking off on December 12th, 2022. It’s worth noting that as of March 6th, 2023, only 366 units have been built since the start of the calendar year.

Looking ahead, the future of the Corsair is a bit murky. The Louisville plant itself may soon be on the chopping block, effectively leaving the luxury crossover without a production home. As such, the Corsair could be discontinued within the next few years.

We’ll have more on the 2023 Lincoln Corsair soon, so subscribe to Ford Authority for more Lincoln newsLincoln Corsair news, and continuous Ford news coverage.

Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

Alexandra Purcell

Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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  • Another really nice Ford product that will soon be discontinued. I think what Ford needs to discontinue is farley

  • Agreed. Other manufacturers are going back to knobs..there is a reason. I am /have been a true blue Ford guy. All I own is Fords. I am getting disgusted. Considering replacing our 15 Escape in another year and the Corsair was first on my list.. I am going to look at other manuf. that are more commited to continuing with ice cars. I would have bought an Escape Platinum or a Corsair Standard without even thinking of other manuf. They announce the end of a model and then wonder why sales are down. Gee, why don't people buy Fusions? Cause they know its sunsetting and the general public thinks its now a bad car! Leadership at FOrd is beyond bad

  • Actually, I haven't heard that Ford/Lincoln has announced the demise of the Corsair, only the possibility of closing the Louisville plant at some point down the road. If you like Ford products I'm sure you will have plenty of options in the future. However, things are changing and Ford is no different than any other manufacturer. I think Ford's biggest issue is QA and entry level vehicles. With an average new car price approaching $60,000 I wonder how they will lure younger buyers to the brand.

  • Having spent 550 million to update the plant in 2019 I would think they plant wouldn’t be up for speculation that it is to be closed.

  • Make vehicles safer by bringing back switches and buttons, save the screens for maps and info. Bring the Everest to America. The Escape is to small and the Explorer to large and the Edge is going away. Currently have a F150, had at least 8 other Fords and a Mercury. Buying new 2024 SUV to replace my Subaru due to a difficult Info system. Wish Ford was in the running!

  • Wife and I have 2 Lincolns, 2022 Nautilis and a 2022 Corsair. Both are great vehicles and can go 500 miles on a tank when going on a road trip. Really not a need for a EV, Nautilus we will keep a long time and when the last year of the Ice Corsair is decided, we will get the last model year. Corsair AWD was a bargain at under 40K, 3K in rebates and 2.9%.

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