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2017 Lincoln Continental Fuel Economy Numbers Posted

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The EPA has just posted its official fuel economy ratings for the new, 2017 Lincoln Continental sedan, and to be quite honest, they’re not stellar.

Here’s how it breaks down:

Engine Drivetrain City/Highway Combined
3.7-Liter V6 FWD 17/26 mpg 20 mpg
3.7-Liter V6 AWD 16/24 mpg 19 mpg
2.7-Liter Turbo V6 FWD 18/27 mpg 21 mpg
2.7-Liter Turbo V6 AWD 17/25 mpg 20 mpg
3.0-Liter Turbo V6 AWD 16/24 mpg 19 mpg

Even for a full-size, luxury car, these estimates are comparatively lackluster. The Lincoln Continental’s foremost rival from across town – the Cadillac CT6 – manages 21 miles-per-gallon combined (18 city, 26 highway) at its worst with a 3.0-liter turbo and all-wheel drive. That’s two more mpg than the Continental with essentially the same powertrain. More importantly, a fuel-sipping 2.0-liter turbo available on the CT6 boosts fuel economy to 25 mpg combined (22 city, 30 highway). No such option exists for the Lincoln Continental.

Granted, the Conti does have one important advantage as far as fuel costs go: unlike most of its competitors, it can be run on Regular gasoline – even with the range-topping 3.0-liter turbo.

The new, 2017 Lincoln Continental is expected to go on sale any day now, with pricing to start at $45,485.

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Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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