Inside the 2019 Lincoln Continental
Lincoln’s 2019 Continental sedan is a car built to please lovers of both luxury and performance. Between great engine options and a whole suite of technology features, the Continental forms an impressive part of this year’s lineup from Lincoln.
Here are some of the basic features you should know about if you’re interested in the 2019 Lincoln Continental.
Trims and Pricing
The 2019 Lincoln Continental is available in four different trim packages, denoted as the Standard, Select, Reserve, and Black Label.
The Lincoln Continental Standard starts at $46,145 and is equipped with a 3.7-liter V6 that produces 305 horsepower. This engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifting capability for a fun and engaging driving experience. Front-wheel-drive is standard, but this trim can be upgraded for all-wheel capability.
A step above the Standard is the Lincoln Continental Select, starting at $49,945. In terms of performance, the Select offers the same features and specifications as the Standard, including the ability to upgrade to all-wheel-drive. On the inside, though, the Select has several available upgrades, including a heated steering wheel and Lincoln’s Perfect Position seating.
The Reserve trim, which starts at $59,710, is the first to offer an engine upgrade over the Standard. This trim’s standard 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6 puts out 335 horsepower. For an even greater performance experience, you can upgrade to the available 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 with dynamic torque vectoring on all-wheel-drive models. The Reserve’s interior boasts 24-way heated and cooled front seats upholstered in luxurious leather, that can be upgraded for 30-way heating and cooling. Plus, the standard rear seats can be upgraded to include heating and ventilation.
Finally, the top of the stack is the 2019 Lincoln Continental Black Label, which starts at $70,045. This version of the Continental comes with the same engine options as the Reserve, as well as standard 20-inch polished aluminum wheels. The 30-way heated seats that are available as an upgrade on the Reserve come standard on the Black Label, this time upholstered in premium Venetian leather. The Black Label also comes with three optional interior color and design schemes, called Chalet, Thoroughbred, and Rhapsody.
The fuel economy of the 2019 Lincoln Continental varies based on the engine equipped and its drive format. Following are the official fuel economy ratings for the various engine and drive combinations available in the Continental:
- 3.7-liter front-wheel-drive: 17 mpg city, 26 mpg highway
- 3.7-liter all-wheel-drive: 16 mpg city, 24 mpg highway
- 3.0-liter all-wheel-drive: 16 mpg city, 24 mpg highway
- 3.7-liter front-wheel-drive: 18 mpg city, 27 mpg highway
- 3.7-liter all-wheel-drive: 17 mpg city, 25 mpg highway
Safety and Entertainment Features
Regardless of what trim you pick, the 2019 Lincoln Continental comes loaded with safety and entertainment features.
One of the best things about the Continental is the fact that almost all of its most important safety features come as standard equipment on the base model, rather than as optional upgrades that cost thousands of dollars extra. Thanks to this fact, all drivers can be sure that they are safe behind the wheel of a Continental.
Some of the excellent safety features you’ll find in this luxury sedan include:
- Adaptive cruise control
- Blind spot monitoring
- Rear cross-traffic alerts
- Automatic rain-sensing wipers
- Automatic high beam lights
- Parking assist
- Lane keeping assist
- Active braking with pre-collision assist
While all of the Lincoln’s key safety technology comes with the Standard trim, there are a few safety upgrades available in the higher levels. For example, the Reserve and Black Label trims offer a windshield wiper de-icer as standard equipment. The Black Label also includes an enhanced version of the ordinary parking assist system.
As with safety features, the Standard trim does reasonably well in terms of offering drivers a good array of entertainment features. In this category, though, there are some considerable upgrades you’ll see as you move up the trim levels.
The standard entertainment features available at the base level include:
- Eight-inch touchscreen controller
- 10-speaker premium sound system
- Sirius XM connectivity
- Active noise canceling technology
- Three 12-volt power plugs
Beginning with the Select trim, you can access upgraded entertainment features that include the following:
- 13-speaker premium sound system (standard on Reserve and available on Select)
- 19-speaker premium sound system (standard on Black Label and available on Reserve)
- Navigation system (standard on all trims Select and up)
Overall, the 2019 Lincoln Continental is an excellent luxury sedan equipped with a wide range of features and offering plenty of power for drivers who love performance. While you should always do your own research to determine whether a vehicle is right for you, the 2019 Continental has something to offer practically everyone.
If you’re in the market for a new car, the Lincoln Continental is a great option to look into.