2019 Lincoln MKZ Luxury Sedan
The Lincoln Continental must be one of the best-known nameplates in the North American auto industry. After a 15-year production hiatus that started in 2002, the Lincoln Continental was reintroduced to the market as a full-size luxury sedan for the 2017 model year. With its retro name and a few retro styling cues, let's take a closer look at the features and specs of the current 2019 Lincoln Continental.
Lots of chrome, high-gloss surfaces, and a three-box shape used to be what everyone wanted in their ideal vehicle a decade or two ago, but it can be risky in today's throw-away culture to go retro with the styling of a new product. That is unless you know what you’re doing, and the styling of the Lincoln Continental tells us its designers certainly do know what they're doing. While some automakers are designing polarizing vehicles that look as though they've come off the set of a sci-fi movie, there's a reassuring, old-school luxury look and feel to the Lincoln Continental that discerning buyers appreciate.
Here in Canada, there are just two versions of the 2019 Lincoln Continental to choose between, which are the Select and the Reserve. There are a few option packages buyers can add to personalize their car, but both trim levels are exquisitely equipped with standard features and equipment.
In the USA there are three engine options, but the base natural aspirated one doesn’t make it over the border into Canada. Instead, we get the two best ones to choose from. The standard engine for us is the superb 2.7-litre twin-turbo V-6 that develops a very impressive 335 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque, which sends the power to all four wheels through a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission.
If you prefer even more power than that, both versions of the Lincoln Continental can be had with a 3.0-litre twin-turbo under the hood instead. This one puts 400 hp and 400 lb.-ft. of torque at the driver's disposal, and it sends the power to all four wheels through the same six-speed automatic transmission as the 2.7.
Features and equipment
Select trim standard features include: dual-zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors, wood trim, adaptive cruise control, a hands-free trunk lid, rain-sensing wipers, active noise cancellation, adaptive steering, dual chrome exhaust tips automatic high-beams and LED taillamps.
If you choose to upgrade to the Reserve trim level, it then adds features such as tri-zone electronic automatic temperature control, a head-up display, heated steering wheel, push-button start, remote start, a 360-degree camera system, and several advanced safety features.
The Lincoln Continental is first and foremost a luxury car, and as soon as you sit inside you're left in no doubt about the fact whatsoever. The seats are wonderfully comfortable with plenty of adjustment in the front, but there's plenty of room inside too for both front and rear seat passengers. The build quality and materials used are excellent, and the styling stops short of becoming blingy and over the top, even with the Reserve trim level.
For more details about the 2019 Lincoln Continental and to schedule a test drive to experience this large luxury sedan for yourself, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today here at College Ford Lincoln, your premier choice Lincoln dealer in Lethbridge, AB.