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.

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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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