The 2020 Lincoln Continental upholds the brand's tradition of building plush and spacious sedans. To better reflect buying habits, Lincoln has dropped the Select trim and modified some option packages. The Continental has seen only minor revisions since its 2017 debut.
Choosing Your Lincoln Continental
The Lincoln Continental is now offered in three trims: Standard, Reserve, and Black Label. Pricing starts at $47,945 including destination for the Standard and tops out at $71,845 for the Black Label.
The Standard model carries a normally-aspirated 3.7-liter V6 engine. The Reserve and Black Label come standard with a 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6, while a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 is optional.
|Engine Type||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Economy (Combined)|
|3.7L V6||305 hp||280 lb-ft||20 mpg|
|2.7L Twin-Turbo V6||355 hp||380 lb-ft||21 mpg|
|3.0L Twin-Turbo V6||400 hp||400 lb-ft||19 mpg|
All engines use a six-speed automatic transmission. The 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 is available exclusively with all-wheel drive, while front-wheel drive is standard elsewhere.
All-wheel drive costs $2,000 on the Standard model and on the Reserve when equipped with the standard 2.7-liter engine, but AWD isn't available with the 2.7-liter on the Black Label.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The Lincoln Continental offers one of the largest interiors of any passenger car. It's easy for five adults to get comfortable and stay that way as the miles roll by. The trunk measures 16.7 cubic feet, which is what we expect in a full-size sedan.
Every Continental comes loaded with safety technology, including automatic high beams, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, and front and rear parking sensors. The Reserve and Black Label also get a head-up display, a surround-view camera system, and an automated parking system.
The Continental carries a five-star overall safety rating from NHTSA.
The standard Lincoln infotainment system features an 8-inch touchscreen, SiriusXM, 10 speakers, and two USB ports. Stepping up to the Reserve brings navigation, two rear USB ports, and a 13-speaker Revel sound system with HD radio. A 19-speaker Revel system is standard on the Black Label and optional on the Reserve.
The Standard model packs a lot of equipment for the price, including an adaptive suspension, wood interior trim, remote start, power-folding side mirrors, power heated front seats with driver memory, and 18-inch aluminum wheels. Seats are clad in a leather-like material that Lincoln calls Soft Touch.
The $1,500 Convenience Package adds navigation, a hands-free power trunk lid, and soft-close doors. With that in place, buyers can select the $3,450 Premium Package with genuine leather seats, the 13-speaker Revel system, and 19-inch wheels with chrome inserts. A panoramic sunroof is a $1,750 standalone option.
The Reserve comes standard with everything in the Standard model's option packages. Most remaining features are bundled into the $4,750 Luxury Package, which adds the 19-speaker Revel system, LED headlights, and 20-inch wheels. The package requires the addition of 30-way ventilated and massaging front seats ($1,500), so the real cost is $6,250 (the seats aren't available by themselves).
On top of that, Lincoln offers a $3,000 Rear Seat Amenities Package, featuring ventilated seats, one seat with power lumbar and recline functions, sunshades, a household-style power outlet, seat belt airbags, additional air outlets, and redundant controls.
The Black Label comes with the buyer's choice of interior design themes: Chalet, Rhapsody Blue, or Thoroughbred. Each theme has its own mix of leather, wood, fabrics, and finishes.
If the performance of the base V6 is enough for you, the 2020 Lincoln Continental Standard equipped with the Premium Package offers great value for a full-size luxury car. The 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine available on the Reserve and Black Label makes the Continental delightfully fast – we recommend it if you're willing to spend for something truly unique.