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2017 Lincoln Continental Quick Drive | Consumer Reports



The new Lincoln Continental is imposing and modern. But it has some puzzling features, one of which involves how you get out of the car. Forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking are available only as options.


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Author M W S ( ago)
You must be in a pre production Lincoln Continental. I've watched many other videos on the 2017 continental and the one-year driving the headlights are all wrong. the Continental has headlights or the lights inside the housing mimic the Lincoln emblem so I don't know what you're driving.

Author Brennan Lancia ( ago)
Oh and the black label is the highest trim line

Author marc1093280 ( ago)
Nice car, but I would opt for a used Bentley Continental Flying Spur/Flying Spur for the price of this Lincoln.

Author colderbeer ( ago)
They would have raved over a new Lexus sedan if it had a push-button auto trans.....

Author tedmongel ( ago)
I was under the impression the continental was built on its own, exclusive platform?

Author CanadaCraig ( ago)
I love push button transmissions. But the buttons should be on the left side of the dash. That said.... I'm not sure what I think of this car other than I think it should have been bigger.

Author Trades46 ( ago)
A nice place to spend time as a passenger, but given its heft, FWD derived chassis and lack of V8 option, I wonder how much folks will be willing to take the Continental over an S-class, 7 series or A8.

Author kristo ( ago)
This is a beautiful vehicle externally, borrowing a lot from Bentley and BMW, but the interior styling is areal let-down, damnably ugly seats, and those door handle/controls!?!?

Author elton john ( ago)
Michelle is right. Increase the base price by $2,500 and include all of the safety equipment as standard.

Author zhbvenkhoReload ( ago)
the more electronics, the more expensive to repair and the quicker it loses value.

Author Darren Persad ( ago)
This was a disappointing watch. I really don't want to see this person reviewing vehicles again - she seems like the type that would like to suck the essence of driving from the industry and have us all move to autonomous, self-driving machines that do everything for you.

Author J Segal ( ago)
The Lincoln doesn't have to "compete with Mercedes and BMW." Lincoln buyers hate those brands.

Author victreebel ( ago)
My god, those electronic door buttons replacing an interior handle. WHYYYYY.

Author abbaby555 ( ago)
just a ford Taurus in a pretty dress

Author Kenz300 x ( ago)
All electric vehicles are the future. No emissions.
Climate Change is real. It will be the defining issue of our lives.

Author Nima Bahrehdar ( ago)
The shifter alone is enough for me to skip this. Every time I get to a red light, I have to lift my hand and elbow to reach the buttons, at least twice.

Author shrey2smart ( ago)
there is nothing more intuitive or luxurious than looking at a button and pushing it.

Author Joshua Johnson ( ago)
Why not use a regular shifter? It's easy and it doesn't take up that much space.

Author jfjr901 ( ago)
0:37 this car does not share a platform with the Fusion...

Author SuperHollowfied ( ago)
no way is the Continental a midsize sedan. Both Lincoln and the EPA classify this car as a full-size sedan.

Author PussMag ( ago)
nothing BMW or Benz, or Audi, or Lexus, this is more head to head with CTX or Acura RLX, or Buick

Author Blake Swan ( ago)
while CR rants about standard safety tech, I'll highlight an important part, if you are going to have full size adults in back, check the headroom. At 6'2" my neck was kinked

Author Curtis Lee ( ago)
wow...I love that car...think I'll stick with BMW

Author mountainhobo ( ago)
Interesting. You are the first ones who did not mentioned compromised rear seat headroom due to sloping roof profile. Did you ask a tall person to sit in the back? This is a Continental, after all, isn't it?

Author yudi saputra ( ago)
so it's the bastard child of Jaguar and bentley? but in a good way.

Author Kawai Sit ( ago)
Not a good car to get

Author Eamonn McDermott ( ago)
Won't be as reliable as any Japanese car!!!!!!!!

Author wholeNwon ( ago)
So, you're in a crash, the electrical system is dead and the car's on fire. Is that door button still going to work?

Author elton john ( ago)
Regardless of it's faults, the car does look like something special.

Author Jack 1 ( ago)
I'm from the u.k. and all I can say is hahhahahahahahaha if you buy this over a bmw or mercedes or even an audi your mentally unwell lol

Author MotorCity J ( ago)
There is a manual override for the doors. These complaints along with the push button trans are pure nonsense. Only an idiot would find the push button trans unintuitive. P is park, R is reverse, N is neutral....

Author Cory McComas ( ago)
When you're buying a luxury car, more safety features should be standard. So it makes sense when she says "this should be standard on every trim." However I hate when CR says it should be standard on all cars. Like no a $13,000 Spark or Accent doesn't need it. Some people just want cheap and basic transportation!

Author Branden Baltimore ( ago)
That's fucked up how they make you pay for safety features.

Author Ross MK ( ago)
This goes against an E class and 5 series? That's fucked Lincoln should just start going against Hyundai's new brand Genesis/Acura/Buick I don't see them competing that well against BMW, Audi, Cadillac, and Mercedes.

Author banstaman ( ago)
I really, really want to like this car, but it just doesn't seem to do the job. I wish the shifter weren't next to the audio controls and not push buttons at all. I also wish the dash were actually leather or even vinyl, not just stitched injection molded plastic.

Author albert7139 ( ago)
I'd much rather a Volvo S90, even though there's some clever features a Lincoln will always be a nicer Ford.

Author venom5809 ( ago)
Sat in one the other day and found it to be quite nice, the quality was excellent, much nicer than the other Lincolns, didn't feel cheap, the seats were fantastic, tons of legroom in the rear and the navigation/entertainment system quite good. Much better than what Cadillac is producing, this is more on par with the Germans.

Author dat boi ( ago)
stupid no name car as always

Author Jonathan A ( ago)
Some of those features, like electric door handles, and being a Ford product, I expect those to fail and people getting stuck inside their cars. Not a smart design, but the car look good otherwise.

Author Heyu Yoma ( ago)
This needs to be priced 10,000 less than what it currently is. Why one would buy this over an E-Class or the new 5 Series questions. Unless of course, you own a limo company.

Author pedro fernandez ( ago)
Good thing they didn't turn the Continental into another gigantic SUV.

Author Southern Nevada offroading and back country ( ago)
PUSH BUTTON SHIFTER HAS TO GO. IT REASONABLY PRICED.

Author Aurora Jones ( ago)
The buttons are to confusing or difficult to use? WTH? You cant press a button? You dont know what PRLND is? I find this comment baffling. As an owner of a car that has the push button its the best. Super fast transmission change from PRLND at what? The push of a button. I think thats easier than a lever or a knob because why children? Its one touch of the button. Good lord. Find something useful to complain about.

Author Barrasali Ahmed ( ago)
Sifters & door buttons are the deal breakers here. Plus unreachable screen....

Author Brian Rosado ( ago)
"We think these should be standard on all trim lines" If I had a dollar for everytime you guy's say that, I could afford subscribing to you guys.

Author ARich ( ago)
Nice car, much better than some of Lincoln's past efforts. But I feel as though some of these high tech touches, such as the touch gear selector and door handles, are kind of a step in the wrong direction in a way since they end up compromising convenience in the end...

Side note: Can't help but notice, you guy's "click" at the start of your videos sounds quite similar to the new Nintendo Switch's "click" sound in its ads. Haha hmmm...

Author Richard Peters ( ago)
I'm still confused as to how this is a midsize...

Author GiovanniRomano ( ago)
Mexican built American crap

Author Teighlour Swyftte ( ago)
Isn't a flagship usually supposed to be a Full size? Not a midsize. The hell lincoln?

Author Brenden Pragasam ( ago)
why wouldn't you just buy a Jaguar with:
-better materials
-better seats
-and a good engine

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