The 2018 Lincoln Continental is a large luxury sedan that delivers on looks and rear-seat legroom.
Resurrecting the Continental nameplate made a lot of sense for Lincoln. The original Continental, way back in the 1930s, wore a bold exterior design meant to compete with the sleek European cars of the time. This time around, Lincoln has its sights set firmly on the best from Europe and Asia, aiming to rival them on looks, power, quiet and roominess.
The Lincoln has style in spades, and every trim level of Continental comes with the same exceptional rear legroom and noise insulation. To handle power duties, three engines are available for the Continental. A 3.7-liter V6 (305 hp, 280 lb-ft of torque) comes standard on the base Premiere and third-tier Select trims.
A turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 (335 hp, 380 lb-ft of torque) is optional on the Select and standard on the second-tier Reserve and top-tier Black Label trims. Both engines rely on a six-speed automatic transmission, and can be equipped in either front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive configurations.
For real power, Lincoln offers a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 (400 hp, 400 lb-ft of torque) is available on the Reserve and Black Label trims. To make sure the Continental can handle that power, the 3.0-liter comes with a torque-vectoring AWD system that's based on the system underpinning the high-performance Ford Focus RS.
Among other standard features on the base trim, Continental Premiere buyers get 18-inch alloy wheels, power-folding side mirrors with puddle lamps, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, automatic headlights, adaptive suspension and steering, and proximity entry. Inside, you get dual-zone climate control, heated 10-way power-adjustable front seats, leatherette upholstery, 60/40-split rear seats, and push-button start. Infotainment duties are handled by Ford's Sync 3 system, which comes with an 8-inch touchscreen interface, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, satellite radio and a 10-speaker stereo.
Moving up through the 2018 Continental's trim levels will get you 19-inch wheels, soft-close doors, a hands-free trunk, leather upholstery, a premium Revel stereo, navigation, three-zone climate control, heated and ventilated front seats, and a panoramic sunroof. Many of these features are available as optional add-ons for the midtier trims.
Other options include Lincoln's 30-way power-adjustable "Perfect Position" seats, 20-inch wheels, and a rear-seat package that transforms the rear bench into a pair of power-reclining heated and cooled seats. Also available is a suite of active safety features and driver aids like blind-spot monitoring, a 360-degree parking camera, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and forward-collision warning with automatic braking.
The top-dog Black Label trim boasts unique interior colors and materials, along with lifestyle services, car pickup for maintenance visits and free car washes.
If you want to wow rear-seat passengers, the Continental is certainly worth a look. For more information make sure to check out our full review on Edmunds, and take advantage of our shopping tools to find the best deal on a 2018 Lincoln Continental near you.
2018 Lincoln Continental Overview
The 2018 Lincoln Continental is offered in the following submodels: Sedan. Available styles include Black Label 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 6A), Reserve 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 6A), and Reserve 4dr Sedan AWD (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 6A). Continental models are available with a 2.7 l-liter gas engine, with output up to 335 hp, depending on engine type. The 2018 Continental comes with front wheel drive or all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic. The 2018 Continental comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 6 yr./ 70000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 6 yr./ 70000 mi. powertrain warranty.
What should I pay for a new 2018 Lincoln Continental?
2018 Lincoln Continental Reserve 4dr Sedan AWD (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
The 2018 Lincoln Continental Reserve 4dr Sedan AWD (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $57550. The average price paid for a new 2018 Lincoln Continental Reserve 4dr Sedan AWD (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $3410 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $3410 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $54140.
The average savings for the 2018 Lincoln Continental Reserve 4dr Sedan AWD (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 6A) is 5.9% below the MSRP.
We are showing 2 Reserve 4dr Sedan AWD (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 6A) 2018 Lincoln Continental Reserve 4dr Sedan AWD (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.
2018 Lincoln Continental Select 4dr Sedan AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
The 2018 Lincoln Continental Select 4dr Sedan AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $50880. The average price paid for a new 2018 Lincoln Continental Select 4dr Sedan AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A) is trending $2185 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $2185 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $48695.
The average savings for the 2018 Lincoln Continental Select 4dr Sedan AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A) is 4.3% below the MSRP.
We are showing 3 Select 4dr Sedan AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A) 2018 Lincoln Continental Select 4dr Sedan AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.
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2018 lincoln continental Black Label 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended) 21 combined MPG 18 city MPG/27 highway MPG
2018 lincoln continental Reserve 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended) 21 combined MPG 18 city MPG/27 highway MPG
2018 lincoln continental Reserve 4dr Sedan AWD (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended) 20 combined MPG 17 city MPG/25 highway MPG
What options are available on the 2018 Lincoln Continental?
Available Lincoln Continental 2018 Submodel Types: Sedan
Available Trims: Select, Reserve, Base, Premiere, Black Label
Exterior Colors: Black Velvet, White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Blue Diamond Metallic, Ingot Silver Metallic, Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Diamond Black Metallic, Light Parchment Gold Clearcoat Metallic, Silver Frost Clearcoat Metallic, White Pearlescent Clearcoat Metallic, Palladium White Gold Metallic, Chroma Caviar Dark Grey Premium Metallic, Graphite Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Ivory Parchment Clearcoat Tricoat, Magnetic Gray Metallic
Interior Colors: Ebony leather, Cappuccino leather, Ebony leatherette, Light Parchment, Medium Parchment, Medium Prairie Tan
Popular Features: Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Power Driver Seat, Rear Bench Seats, Alarm, Leather Seats, Back-up camera, Bluetooth, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Heated seats, Keyless Entry/Start, Mobile Internet, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Parking sensors, Post-collision safety system, Remote Start, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, USB Inputs, Upgraded Headlights, Power Liftgate/Trunk, AWD/4WD, Blind Spot Monitoring, Navigation, Cooled Seats, Sunroof/Moonroof, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Upgraded Stereo, 360-degree camera, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Pre-collision safety system, Upgraded Engine, Heads up display