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  • Writer's pictureCory Fourniquet

Badge Engineering Done Right: 2024 Lincoln Corsair AWD Reserve III

What I didn’t expect about the Lincoln Corsair was how much nicer it would be versus the Ford Escape it is based upon.

Badge engineering is nothing new, but we generally know what we are getting, a lux'd-up version of a cheaper vehicle. However, with the 2024 Lincoln Corsair, there really is no resemblance to the Escape on which it is based.

Between the powerful engine, the multi-way positional seats with massage, and looks that exceed its mainstream sibling, this Corsair makes a case for its price premium over the Ford Escape.

2024 Lincoln Corsair AWD Reserve III Specs:

  • 2.0L Turbocharged 4-cylinder Engine

  • 250 Horsepower

  • 275 lb-ft of Torque

  • 8-speed SelectShift Automatic Transmission

  • Intelligent All-Wheel Drive

  • 4 Drive Modes

  • Normal

  • Excite

  • Conserve

  • Slippery

  • Strut Front Suspension with Stabilizer Bar

  • Integral Bush Rear Suspension with Stabilizer Bar

  • 20-inch Bright Machined Aluminum Wheels

  • 245/45 R20  Tires

  • Leather-trimmed Seats

  • 24-way Power Perfect Position Front Seats with 2-person Driver Memory

  • Heated, Ventilated, Massaging Front Seats

  • Heated Steering Wheel

  • Dual-zone Automatic Climate Control

  • 12.3-inch Color Driver Information Center

  • 13.2-inch SYNC4 Color Infotainment System

  • Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto

  • 360º Camera System

  • Qi Wireless Charger

  • 14 Speaker Revel Premium Audio System

  • Driver Assistance Tech

  • Adaptive Cruise Control

  • Pre-collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking

  • SOS Post-crash System

  • 27.6 Cubic Feet of Storage Behind the Rear Seat

  • 57.6 Cubic Feet of Storage with the 2nd Row Folded

  • Hands-Free Power Liftgate

  • Proximity Key with Push Button Start

  • EPA Fuel Economy 21/28/24 (city/hwy/cmb)

  • Starting MSRP: $38,830 (Premier Trim)

  • Price as tested: $61,395


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