The EPA has posted the fuel economy and range ratings for the 2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring plug-in hybrid. This is the third powertrain option on the smallest crossover in Lincoln’s lineup. In EV mode, the Corsair Grand Touring is rated for 28 miles. With a full tank and battery charge, the Corsair Grand Touring can travel up to 430 miles or achieve 33 mpg combined, according to the EPA.
In comparison, the Volvo XC60 T8 and Audi Q5 PHEV can do 19 miles in EV mode while the BMW X3 xDrive30e is good for 18 miles. The total range is only second to the XC60 T8, which is good for 520 miles with a full tank and a charged battery. The Q5 PHEV and X3 xDrive30e are rated at 400 miles and 340 miles respectively.
The Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring couples a 2.5-liter I4 with two electric motors, a 14.4-kWh lithium-ion battery, and an electronically controlled power-split type CVT automatic. The total system output is 266 hp. Unlike the mechanically similar Ford Escape PHEV, which is FWD only, the Corsair gets AWD standard. This is achieved by mounting the second electric motor to the rear axle complete with a single-speed gearbox and a differential.
Charging the Corsair Grand Touring’s 14.4-kWh battery takes 10 to 11 hours from empty using a level 1 charger or a regular household outlet. A level 2 or 240-volt charger drops charging times to three to four hours.