2018 Lincoln Continental Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Black Velvet
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MSRP
$34,285 - $52,651
Crash Test
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MPG (up to)
16 City / 24 HWY
Horsepower
305-400
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

Editor's Overview

Comfortable and opulent, the 2018 Lincoln Continental is the brand’s flagship luxury sedan. All-new just last year, it offers powerful turbocharged engines, all-wheel drive and a design worthy of the legendary Continental name, which first appeared on a sexy convertible in 1941. Prices start around $46,000 and the smooth-riding Lincoln’s list of competitors includes the Volvo S90, Cadillac CTS and Lexus GS.

Lincoln Continental Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Premiere $34,285 - $39,664
Horsepower: 305 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Select $39,295 - $45,054
Horsepower: 305 hp - 335 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 8, 20 X 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Reserve $42,932 - $50,211
Horsepower: 335 hp - 400 hp
Engine Type: Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 8, 20 X 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Livery $45,160 - $47,160
Horsepower: 305 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Black Label $45,050 - $52,651
Horsepower: 335 hp - 400 hp
Engine Type: Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 20 X 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$34,285 - $39,664
$39,295 - $45,054

Horsepower

Horsepower
305 (hp)
305 - 335 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.7L Ti, 3.7L TI
3.7L Ti, 3.7L TI, 2.7L GTDI V6
chevronDown icon Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Standard
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Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Driver Restriction Features
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Standard
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Standard

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
44.4 (in.)
44.4 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.3 (in.)
39.3 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
41.3 (in.)
41.3 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.7 (in.)
37.7 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
16.7 (cu. ft.)
16.7 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Standard
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Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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Standard
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Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
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Standard
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Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
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Standard
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Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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Standard
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Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Standard
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Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Standard
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Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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Standard
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Standard

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Standard
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Standard

Seat Massage

Seat Massage
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Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Standard
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Standard
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
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Not Available
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Standard

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
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Standard
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Standard

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/50WR18
P245/40WR20

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
117.9 (in.)
117.9 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
41.8 (ft.)
41.8 (ft.)

Length

Length
201.4 (in.)
201.4 (in.)

Width

Width
75.3 (in.)
75.3 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4224 - 4396 (.lbs)
4224 - 4396 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
305 (hp)
335 (hp)

Torque

Torque
280 (ft. lbs.)
380 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
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Optional
Optional

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Standard
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Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19 (gal.)
19 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
21 (mpg)
21 (mpg)

City

City
17 (mpg)
17 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
25 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
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Standard
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Standard

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Standard
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Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard
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Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
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Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Standard
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Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
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Standard
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Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
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Standard
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Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
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Standard
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Standard

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Standard
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Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Seatbelt Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
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Front
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Rollover
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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Side
G
Roof Strength
G
Driver-side Overlap Front
G
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • AdvanceTrac Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Safety Canopy System Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
  • Mykey System -inc: Top Speed Limiter, Audio Volume Limiter, Early Low Fuel Warning, Programmable Sound Chimes and Beltminder w/Audio Mute
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera
  • BLIS Blind Spot Sensor
  • and Cross-Traffic Alert

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (0)

This vehicle has no recalls.

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