STATUS: Extended-length Coach Door Editions added for 2020 - Ford's upscale division is going all out to prove it can build a large, luxurious sedan to rival the best from Germany, Japan, England, plus the brand from across the street: Cadillac. From the front, the Continental looks similar to the smaller MKZ sedan. Standard content includes power door handles that delicately bow out from beneath the windows, and an optional all-glass panoramic sunroof. Lincoln claims the front seats were inspired by those found in executive jets, and are adjustable up to 30 ways. Both front and rear seats can be ordered with heating, cooling and massage functions as well as a rear bench seat that also reclines. Base-V-6 and optional turbocharged-V-6 Continentals can be ordered with all-wheel-drive, but it's standard with the available 400-horsepower twin-turbo V-6. For 2020, Lincoln will build a limited number of Coach Door Continentals that have been stretched by six inches and have rear-hinged rear doors similar to those found in early 1960s Continentals. Eighty such cars were built on spec for 2019 and were an immediate hit.
Base price (incl. destination): $46,200
Type: Full-size luxury sedan
Engines (h.p.): 3.7-liter V-6 (305); 2.7-liter V6, turbocharged (335); 3.0-liter V-6, twin-turbocharged (400)
Transmission: Six-speed automatic
Layout: Front- /all-wheel-drive
Base mpg (city/highway/combined) 17/26/20 (3.7)
Base weight (lb.): 4,220