After a few thousand miles of driving through a number of states, I may have come to a conclusion. But first, let me introduce my humble chariots for the past couple of weeks. First, I drove a 2023 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring III PHEV. That regal title indicates that it’s hosting the “Collection III” options list and is getting a little bit of help from an electric motor. 

On a mechanical end, the engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that gives a combined 266 horsepower to its all-wheel drive system. As far as battery specifications and how much help the hybrid drive system gives? Lincoln says “don’t worry about it” as exact details are not publicly available on any official Lincoln/Ford sites. According to EPA estimates, it has a 27 mile range before the battery runs dry. That all amounts to about 33 miles per gallon.

The aforementioned Collection III equipment group consists of a head-up display, 14-speaker sound system by Revel, a heated steering wheel, and most importantly, Ford’s hands-free driver assistance package, Blue Cruise, here called “ActiveGlide.” Optional extras not part of the Collection include 24-way power seats, a “Pristine White” exterior paint color, and 20-inch wheels. “Bells and Whistles” would be an understatement.

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