Late last year, the Lincoln Continental sedan quietly, politely reintroduced itself into the market after a decade and a half of absence, representing the very best of what Ford’s luxury brand can do in the way of “quiet luxury.”
More recently, CNET’s Roadshow got their hands on one to test, producing the video review you see above.
According to Managing Editor Chris Paukert, the Lincoln Continental represents something new from “premium automakers on the fringes” – namely, “comfort-first luxury.” While the new, tenth-generation Continental does offer a range-topping, 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 with 400 horsepower and all-wheel drive, the sedan is still much more about “plush and hush, not the rush,” says Paukert. Performance was a distant second to comfort in terms of importance, in other words.
Has the Lincoln Continental’s gamble on an old-fashioned, quiet, supple ideas about “premium” paid off? Watch the review above to see what Roadshow’s Chris Paukert thinks.