As one production year comes to a close, new, coming-year models loom on the horizon and many savvy consumers choose to go vehicle shopping near the end of the year. So now is an excellent time to invest in a new vehicle from the 2017 model year. And in the case of the 2017 Lincoln Continental, it’s the perfect opportunity to gain access to a classic example of American motor vehicle luxury. (Opening photo: 2017 Lincoln Continental in front of Graylyn Estate in Dallas; Courtesy of Aniesia Williams)
The 2017 Continental
The Lincoln Motor Company has been designing and building truly luxurious all-American cars since its inception in 1917. From its roots as an independent company through its modern identity as the luxury division of Ford, Lincoln is synonymous with American luxury cars–and the Lincoln Continental has always been its flagship vehicle.
The 2017 Continental carries on that tradition, providing three different engine options for your driving pleasure. The most advanced engine is its 3.0-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V6, capable of churning out an impressive 400 horsepower at 400 lb.-ft. of torque. While this supercharged engine does more with less, the downside is that gas mileage is low – an estimated 16/24 mpg – meaning you’ll be making more pit stops than with another vehicle.
Luxury and Performance Like No Other
And you’ll definitely want to spend lots of time behind the wheel of this model Lincoln. While no one would ever accuse the Continental model line of being the sportiest and most agile of vehicles, Lincoln has fine-tuned the 2017 Continental’s steering and suspension with its Drive Control system, allowing drivers to choose between Sport, Normal, and Comfort driving modes.
That’s not the only reason to slide into the driver’s seat of the 2017 Lincoln Continental. Forget that those seats have 30 points of adjustability and that both the front and the rear seats have ventilation, heating, and massaging options available. The richly-appointed interior, with its metal and genuine wood inlays, will provide high levels of comfort for drivers and passengers alike. There’s a reason Lincoln models are so popular with limousine companies, after all!
Of course, luxury and performance would be nothing without Lincoln’s safety features. The 2017 Continental boasts a 360-degree multi-camera system, a Pre-Collision Assist that can detect pedestrians, and adaptive cruise control to make longer trips safer and less strenuous.
The Bottom Line
With a retail price of around $45,000, this is one American luxury vehicle that’s priced to sell. With the 2018 Lincoln Continental right around the corner, the 2017 model represents some serious value for money. Visit your local Lincoln dealer today!