2017 Lincoln Continental vs. Its Competition

2017 Lincoln Continental
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The 2017 Lincoln Continental tackles modern luxury from a traditional point of view.

The Cadillac CT6 is the opposite: it's subdued to a fault, though it has more pedigree competing against the Germans.

The Acura RLX takes the same mechanical approach--it's spun off the mechanicals of mid-size Acuras--but isn't finished as interestingly as any of its rivals.

The Lexus LS still delivers sublime performance and hybrid power for those still interested, but dynamically it's from another era.

In comfort and ease of use, the Lincoln stacks up most closely against the Genesis G90 and Volvo S90.

They're both fighting the same uber-luxury rivals with counterprogramming--the Volvo with high Scandinavian style, the G90 with South Korean chauffeured-car realness.

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Quick Specs
7.7
The 2017 Lincoln Continental is a pleasing, contradictory piece that drips with ornate trim, but drives like a more mature MKZ.
6.5
If the Acura RLX's weak sales figures are anything to go by, its subtlety is lost on most consumers.
8.0
The 2017 Cadillac CT6 has a spare, light appeal that runs counter to its German rivals; with a starting price in the $50,000s, it's a great value, too.
The 2017 Lexus LS 460 is a comfortable cruiser with a reputation to match: owners have consistently rated it one of the most satisfying models to own.
8.0
The 2017 Volvo S90 gets all the elegance and style of the brilliant new XC90 crossover, in a sedan package.
7.8
Powerful, spacious, and luxurious, the 2017 Genesis G90 kicks off Hyundai's new luxury brand in style.
MSRP From     
$44,720$54,450$53,795$72,520$46,950$68,100
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Turbocharged Gas I4Premium Unleaded V-8Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Large CarsMid-Size CarsLarge CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsLarge Cars
Style Name     
Premiere FWDSedan w/Technology Pkg4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo RWDLS 460 F Sport RWDT5 FWD Momentum3.3T Premium RWD
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/A4N/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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