Get the midlevel SE trim. The SE includes a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t bother about a stiff ride, although the SE remains relatively comfortable on the road. The SE is also an excellent bargain considering most of the safety and tech equipment you obtain for the money. Finally, the SE can be obtained with a wide selection of options, to help you pick and choose which ones are right for your budget.
Crossover SUVs could be all the rage, but there is still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the 2019 Lincoln Continental. Coming off a redesign just this past year, the 2019 Lincoln Continental is a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with plenty of standard safety equipment and plenty of options to select from.
As has been the case for some time, you will get the 2019 Lincoln Continental with a four-cylinder engine or perhaps a stronger V6, or you will get the miserly 2019 Lincoln Continental Hybrid. On the highway, the 2019 Lincoln Continental is comfortable and compliant. 2019 Lincoln Continental also offers two sporty versions that infuse the 2019 Lincoln Continental with a bit of extra personality. Inside, the 2019 Lincoln Continental offers a simple yet feature-packed cabin, particularly if you opt for one of many upper trim levels. There are plenty of options to pick from along the way.
The 2019 Lincoln Continental is really as competent as they come. It’s well-priced generally, and modern feature content makes it supremely simple to drive. If you’re trying to find something with a little more class and space than the usual small sedan, the 2019 Lincoln Continental might just be the sedan for you.
The 2019 Lincoln Continental is the base trim. It includes a relatively light load of features that features 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every 2019 Lincoln Continental Safety Sense, which is really a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On the following rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and a car alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You are able to consider the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with a number of additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a more impressive 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Lots of the features located on the upper trim levels can be added to the reduced trim levels as options. Other notable options add a sunroof, a JBL speakers combined with an integral navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the 2019 Lincoln Continental stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the rear seat is easy to fold down to fit longer items. There are enough cabin storage options to create many people happy. Loading a car seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good however not stellar. The forward center console bin is perfect for concealing items but features a hard, slippery floor, so they really slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is just a decent size, and you will find modest door pockets in the front and rear that are good for small water bottles only.
The 2019 Lincoln Continental has a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles allow it to be an easy task to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s quite simple to mount a vehicle seat, with obvious and easy to get at lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s enough room so the front seat will not need to be scooted all the way forward.