2017 Lincoln Continental: Update for November 2017
by Mark Takahashi, Senior Writer
Where Did We Drive It?
Our long-term 2017 Lincoln Continental spent the vast majority of November in the hands of one of the Edmunds executives, performing what we'd assume are the typical commuting and family duties. As we're about to say farewell after all this time and miles, there's not a whole lot to say that hasn't already been published.
What Kind of Fuel Economy Did It Get?
We logged 1,257 miles in November and used 89.6 gallons of premium unleaded. Those figures give is a monthly average of 14 mpg, which is well below our lifetime average as well as the EPA city estimate. This leads us to believe the executive driver is either continually stuck in L.A.'s notorious traffic or is a chronic leadfoot. Or maybe both.
As a result, our lifetime average dropped 0.2 mpg, keeping it hovering right between the EPA's combined and city estimates.
Average lifetime mpg: 17.6
EPA mpg rating: 19 mpg combined (16 city/24 highway)
Best fill mpg: 24.3
Best range: 419.9 miles
Current odometer: 15,388 miles
Maintenance and Upkeep
"We were covering the Los Angeles Auto Show during the last week of November, which means we're on our feet a lot. We're also bounding between press conferences, nighttime events and various other commitments. At the end of a long day and evening, the Lincoln Continental was a welcome respite from the hectic pace of the show. Those 30-way seats with massage instantly made me feel better and the quiet cabin let me put the day's madness behind me. I'm going to miss this car." —Mark Takahashi, Senior Writer
"I picked up a friend at a hotel for dinner, but had to wait a while for her to appear. When she did, hotel staff working the driveway instantly assumed we were the passengers waiting for luxury rideshare or car service and were about to open the rear doors for us. They seemed genuinely confused when I opened the front door for my friend and got in the driver side myself. We were both slightly amused over this, thinking that the majority of Continentals roaming the streets of L.A. are for hire. When I dropped her off, I acted like a chauffeur, scurrying out of my seat to run and open her door. It was funny to us, maybe you had to be there." — Mark Takahashi