Compact crossover suvs are the hottest segment in America. Folks love the way they blend comfort, functionality, ease of use, and relative value. But while many compact crossovers are increasingly fancy, they often lack the style, interior details, and powerful engines of luxury-brand models.
Of course, a luxury suv is expensive — even a compact one. So today, we’re looking at two relatively affordable compact luxury crossovers: the 2022 Buick Envision and the 2021 Lincoln Corsair. By avoiding the big-name luxury brands like BMW, Mercedes-Benz, or Lexus, the Envision and Corsair let you get an upscale experience for well below $40,000. We tested both SUVs so we can describe their pros and cons, declare a winner in each of eight categories, and share our overall top pick between the two.