Compare 1997 Lincoln Continental vs 1997 Lincoln Town Car

1997 Lincoln Continental
1997 Lincoln Town Car
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 25 $33,999 $37,280
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4-Door Sedan Executive
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Executive 17 25 $32,890 $37,280
4-Door Sedan Signature 17 25 $34,920 $39,640
4-Door Sedan Cartier 17 25 $37,982 $43,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,999
$32,890
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,280
$37,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$621 / month
$621 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.5 57.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 62.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 38.0
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 62.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 57.2
Second Leg Room (in)
38.0 41.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.4 116.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 6.0
Length, Overall (in)
206.3 219
Height, Overall (in)
56.0 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 63.3
Wheelbase (in)
109.0 117.4
Liftover Height (in)
27.2 30.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.6 76.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.1 22.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x 1.02 11.3 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.55 11.1 x 0.55
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.8 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 44.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.95 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.1 42.0
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Recirculating Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.86 3.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
T31 T3P
Front Tire Size
P225/60R16 P215/70R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/80R16 T125/80R16
Front Tire Order Code
T31 T3P
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R16 P215/70R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3884 3997
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.5 13.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
750 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 130
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 5750 190 @ 4250
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
265 @ 4750 265 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
99V 99W
Displacement
4.6L/281 4.6L/281
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 25
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.26 2.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.56
Trans Order Code
44X 44U
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.56 3.08
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.77 2.84
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lincoln Continental Lincoln Town Car
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan Executive
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
36 30
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Four-bar-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Air springs w/Air springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 30
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.77 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil springs w/Coil Springs

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