Lincoln is best known for huge sedans like the Continental and Town Car, which used their size to indicate luxury: Big car means big money. More recently, the brand successfully transferred that theme to its flagship Lincoln Navigator full-size SUV.
But the best-selling Lincoln takes a different approach. That’s the 2021 Lincoln Corsair, a compact luxury crossover. It’s priced from $36,105 and measures just 180.6 inches nose to tail — 3.5 feet less than a Town Car, and even shorter than a Toyota RAV4. Relatively affordable, economical, and easy to drive, it applies Lincoln’s comfort and gentility to a hotter market segment. We just spent a week in the Corsair to see how it fits into a hotly contested market segment; read on to find out if it’s the right small luxury suv for you.