Comparison between the 2022 Acura RDX and the 2022 Lincoln Corsair
The 2022 Acura RDX and 2022 Lincoln Corsair are luxurious and comfortable compact SUVs that are priced a bit lower than their German counterparts. Here is how they compare.
2022 Acura RDX
Acura RDX 2022 starting price: $ 39,000 (est.) | Price yours Where View listings near you
Above average: Manufacturing quality; spacious cabin; good safety scores; standard features.
Below average: No hybrid; towing capacity; options grouped as packages only.
Consensus: Among high-end compact crossovers, the Acura RDX 2022 is a luxury bargain, with a comfortable interior and excellent driving manners at a reasonable price. However, there is only one engine choice and options are only available in packages.
2022 Lincoln Corsair
2022 Lincoln Corsair starting price: $ 36,105 | Price yours Where View listings near you
Above average: Low starting price; quiet cabin; plug-in hybrid option; choice of engines.
Below average: Expensive for top toppings; not very exciting to drive; All-wheel drive not available on base trim.
Consensus: Comfortable and stylish, the 2022 Lincoln Corsair is a compact and quiet luxury SUV. Quiet and fluid is the name of the game, because even the Sport model is not very sporty.
RDX vs. Corsair: relaxed and mellow
Among premium compact crossovers, we’re constantly impressed with the Acura RDX. The build quality is exceptional, it is very reliable and the cabin is a very pleasant place. There’s only one engine choice in the 2022 Acura RDX, a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, but it provides plenty of thrust to keep the compact crossover on the move.
The RDX is also fun to drive, especially when equipped with the Advance Package, which includes adaptive suspension and Acura’s Super-Handling all-wheel drive. The feel of the brake pedal is also good and much improved compared to last year.
While not exactly radical, the RDX’s interior is comfortable and quiet, with more noise reduction features this year. It offers plenty of room for front and rear passengers, and the 38 inches of rear legroom is some of the best in its class. Tasteful and elegant pieces of aluminum adorn the doors, dashboard and center console, with the top trim being in wood. Cargo space is also generous, at nearly 60 cubic feet.
Standard features are generous, with keyless entry and start, power tilt and slide panoramic roof, leatherette upholstery, 12-way power and heated front seats, and dual-zone air conditioning. The infotainment comes from a 10.2-inch display with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa compatibility, as well as Wi-Fi and USB-A and USB-C ports.
Driver assistance features include Forward Collision Warning with Automatic Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Adaptive Cruise Control.
It’s no surprise that the Corsair is Lincoln’s best-selling model. The luxury compact SUV is comfortable, well-designed and inexpensive, especially given the high luxury quotient of its cabin.
The base engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, while the Sport model has a 2.3-liter turbocharged I4 with almost 300 horsepower. The sport is a bit abusive, however, as it is little more than a set of appearances. Steering is precise and body roll is minimal, but the Corsair’s goal is to provide a quiet cabin and a serene ride.
The Grand Touring version is also available, a plug-in hybrid with standard all-wheel drive and an impressive 28-mile all-electric range. The other trims are front-wheel drive, although all except the base Corsair trim can be fitted with all-wheel drive.
With a classy design and excellent materials, the interior of the Lincoln Corsair 2022 is very pleasant. It offers good head and legroom up front, and the sliding rear seats allow you to provide plenty of room for passengers or cargo, with enough room for all 6 feet. With all the seats folded down, it offers nearly 58 cubic feet of space.
Standard features include synthetic leather upholstery, heated and power adjustable front seats, and dual-zone automatic climate control. Infotainment is available via an 8-inch display with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Sirius / XM and a Wi-Fi hotspot, including a 10-speaker sound system and two USB ports. The Lincoln Co-Pilot360 1.5 Safety Suite includes Blind Spot Monitoring with Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Keeping Assist, Rear View Camera and Automatic Emergency Braking.
Fuel economy; cargo space; all-wheel drive optional; NHTSA 5 Star Safety Ratings.
Advantages Acura RDX 2022
Exceptional build quality; resale value; more pleasant to drive.
Advantages of the Lincoln Corsair 2022
Choice of engines; lower starting price; plug-in hybrid optional.
Which one is right for me?
While not dazzling, the Acura RDX 2022 is an excellent compact SUV, endowed with good handling and exceptional quality. It is reliable and well equipped and can be optional to make it even more fun in the curves.
Taking a different approach, the 2022 Lincoln Corsair is all about comfort, with a quiet cabin and a smooth ride. If you want more power, go for the upgraded engine or a plug-in hybrid if fuel economy is more important.
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|2022 Acura RDX||2022 Lincoln Corsair|
|Motor||2.0 liter turbo I4||2.0 liter turbo I4|
|Power||272 hp at 6,500 rpm||250 hp @ 5,500 rpm|
|Couple||280 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm||280 lb-ft @ 3,000 rpm|
|Transmission||10-speed automatic||8 speed automatic|
|Fuel economy||24 mpg (22 city / 28 highway)||25 mpg (22 city / 29 highway)|
|Also available||AWD||2.3 liter turbo I4; 2.5 liters I4 PHEV; AWD|
|Basic warranty||4 years / 50,000 miles||4 years / 50,000 miles|
|Powertrain warranty||6 years / 70,000 miles||6 years / 70,000 miles|
|NHTSA Overall Safety Rating||5 stars||5 stars|
|Maximum seating capacity||5||5|
|Wheelbase||108.3 inch||106.7 inch|
|Total length||186.8 inch||180.6 inch|
|Width||74.8 inch||74.3 inch|
|Height||65.7 inch||64.1 inch|
|Turning diameter||38.9 feet||37.4 feet|
|Headroom, forward||40.0 inch||39.5 inch|
|Headroom, aft||38.0 inch||38.7 inch|
|Legroom, front||42.0 inch||43.2 inch|
|Legroom, rear||38.0 inch||38.6 inch|
|Shoulder room, front||60.0 inch||57.1 inch|
|Shoulder room, rear||57.0 inch||56.3 inch|
|EPA passenger volume||104.0 cubic feet||102.5 cubic feet|
|EPA cargo volume||29.5 / 58.9 cubic feet||27.6 / 57.6 cubic feet|