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For years Lincoln experimented with an awkward split-wing front-end design and three-letter nameplates like MKZ, MKX, and MKT. The Lincoln Continental comes with a four-year, 50,000-mile warranty. And Lincoln stands by the power-train for six years or 70,000 miles. Buyers who indulge on the Black Label trim also benefit from a four-year, 50,000-mile premium maintenance plan, service pickup and delivery.

The front end wears a wide grille with chromed inserts, and headlights with LED accents that give the car a digital stare. The roof line gracefully flows into a rear end that’s neither overwrought nor boring, a balance many companies struggle to find.

Lincoln Continental 2019

The door handles beam puddle lights onto the ground to greet the passengers as soon as the Continental detects its key. Inside the Lincoln Continental, every part of the interior was developed with a deep-rooted obsession for comfort, a trait shared with every previous Continental. It has insistently bolstered seats or gaudy carbon fiber trim on the dashboard.

The eight-inch touch-screen embedded in the center stack runs Ford’s familiar Sync 3 infotainment system. At least it’s fairly easy to navigate. Icons arranged in a row on the bottom part of the screen give the front passengers quick access to features like phone, navigation, media, and settings, and most of the menus are shallow. Sync 3’s learning curve is gentle.

Lincoln offers the Continental with three different engines. The entry-level unit is a 3.7-liter V6 rated at 305 horsepower and 280 pound feet of torque. Next up is a twin-turbocharged, 2.7-liter V6 that produces 335 hp and 380 lb-ft. of torque. Finally, the range-topping unit – which our test car came with  is a twin-turbocharged, 3.0-liter V6 tuned. which is intended to deliver 400 hp at 5,750 rpm and 400 lb-ft. of torque at 2,750 rpm.