We just spent some with a 2019 Lincoln Continental Reserve, and are bringing you a closer look at the model here via a live photo gallery.
The tenth-generation Lincoln Continental returned for the 2017 model-year after a fourteen-year-long hiatus from the automotive scene. Built on a stretched version of the Ford CD4 platform shared with the Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ, the Lincoln Continental is currently the biggest Lincoln sedan with a wheelbase of 117.9 inches long and an overall length of 201.4 inches.
The 2019 Lincoln Continental pictured here is coated in the Ceramic Pearl exterior color. The large luxury sedan sets itself apart with its prominent chrome Lincoln signature grille, 20-inch polished aluminum wheels and elegant LED daylight running lights. One of the Lincoln Continental’s signature design cues are its unique door handles that are placed just beneath the lower end of the window trim, and feature a classy chrome handle.
Out back, the 2019 Lincoln Continental carries over its elegance through a wide stance and a tapered rear end that finishes up with a single-piece LED taillight design spanning from left to right. The LINCOLN name is spelled out in bold letters above the unified taillight, accentuating the luxury sedan’s presence on the road. A pair of squared-off exhaust tips sit low within the bumper cover, stretched at each corner of the car to highlight its powerful poise.
The 2019 Lincoln Continental is powered by a choice of three V6 engines, with front or all-wheel drive:
- Naturally aspirated 3.7L Cyclone V6 developing 305 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque
- Twin-turbocharged 2.7L EcoBoost V6 good for 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet
- Twin-turbocharged 3.0L EcoBoost V6 making 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet
Our tester had the twin-turbo 3.0L EcoBoost V6 engine. All the Lincoln Continental trim levels are fitted with Ford’s 6F55 SelectShift 6-speed automatic transmission.
The cabin of the 2019 Lincoln Continental has a luxurious feel thanks to its Art Deco design theme, extremely comfortable leather seats and premium chrome inserts around the dashboard, center console, and doors.
Several color combinations are available, but our test unit was dressed up in the warm Terra Cotta brown. The front seats can be replaced by Lincoln’s Perfect Position seating option, a $1,500 add-on which gives way to 30 different seat adjustments as well as heated and cooling features.
Occupants riding in the back of a 2019 Lincoln Continental will enjoy palatial amounts of legroom thanks to that long wheelbase, as well as massaging, cooling and heated functions. Hidden behind the central armrest is an LCD interface that allows rear seat occupants to control the car’s climate control, audio and volume, as well as the rear sunshade and sunroof visor.
The 2019 Lincoln Continental comes with a choice of four trim levels: Standard, Select, Reserve and Black Label, ranging from $46 145 all the way to $70,045 before freight and destination, as well as applicable optional packages. This one is the Reserve trim, which is just a level below the range-topping Black Label. It stickers for $59,710.