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Lincoln Continental

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2019
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2019 Lincoln Continental Ratings & Reliability
Lincoln's high-tech flagship sedan is based on the accomplished MKZ. The base engine is a lackluster 3.7-liter V6. The 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6, however, packs a lot of punch. The top-level trims get a 400-hp, 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6. Front-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive optional. The ride is very comfortable, and the cabin is super-quiet. Handling is responsive, yet the Continental is also a very comfortable and relaxed cruiser. The cabin is nicely finished and very roomy, particularly in the back. Though the standard front seats aren't particularly supportive, the optional ones are better. We're no fans of the push-button gear selector or the electronic buttons that are used instead of an interior door handle. Forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and blind spot warning, are all standard.
2017-2018
2017 Redesign Year
Lincoln Continental 2018
Based on the accomplished Lincoln MKZ, the Continental is a high-tech flagship sedan. The base engine is a lackluster 3.7-liter V6. The 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6, however, packs a lot of punch. The top-level gets a 400-hp, 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6. Front-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive optional. The ride is very comfortable, and the cabin is super-quiet. Handling is responsive, but the car is intended to be a relaxed cruiser. The cabin is nicely finished and very roomy, particularly in the back. The standard front seats look unusual and compromise support. We're no fans of the push-button gear selector and the electronic buttons that are used instead of an interior door handle.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 $28,550 - $38,175 $26,160 - $35,410
2017 $23,600 - $36,350 $21,410 - $33,660
2000-2002
Lincoln Continental 2002
Though large, roomy, and feature-laden, the Continental lacks the driving finesse, fleetness, and inviting interior of other cars in its category. The Continental feels like the big heavy car that it is. The 275-hp, 4.6-liter V8 delivers strong performance but is thirsty. The Continental rides well but not as serenely as we expect from a luxury car. Cornering is a bit reluctant, and undulated curves make the body bob and weave. The steering feels artificially weighted. The leather seats are soft, pillowy, and reasonably comfortable, but not very supportive. The rear seat is roomy for two, acceptable for three. The Continental was discontinued after 2002.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2002 $2,575 $520
2001 $2,575 $515
2000 $2,575 $515