The 2018 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 Lexus LS is new this year with a more interesting silhouette.
It still delivers sublime performance and hybrid power for those still interested, but dynamically it's from another era.
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.
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 G90 with South Korean chauffeured-car realness, the Volvo with high Scandinavian style.
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|2018 Lincoln ContinentalBrowse Used Listings||2018 Acura RLXBrowse Used Listings||2018 Cadillac CT6Browse Used Listings||2018 Lexus LSBrowse Used Listings||2018 Volvo S90Browse Used Listings||2018 Genesis G90Browse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy|
|Premium Unleaded V-6||Premium Unleaded V-6||Turbocharged Gas I4||Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4||Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6|
|Large Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Large Cars||Large Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Large Cars|
|Premiere FWD||Sedan w/Technology Pkg||4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo RWD||LS 500 RWD||T5 FWD Momentum||3.3T Premium RWD|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2018 Lincoln Continental vs. 2018 Acura RLX||2018 Lincoln Continental vs. 2018 Cadillac CT6||2018 Lincoln Continental vs. 2018 Lexus LS||2018 Lincoln Continental vs. 2018 Volvo S90||2018 Lincoln Continental vs. 2018 Genesis G90|