Like other sedans today, the Continental is also having pretty hard times these days. The luxury sedan came back to the market a couple of years ago, after a 14-year long absence. Naturally, the company had big expectations from it. However, crossovers are dominating the market, while the sales of models like this one are vert slow. Therefore, it’s no wonder that many reports suggest its discontinuation in the near future. According to the latest rumors, the 2021 Lincoln Continental will be the last model year in production. After that, the luxury brand will focus on crossovers.
- Powerful engines
- Spacious and comfortable cabin
- Intuitive touchscreen interface
- Inconsistent transmission
- Rivals are more luxurious
Considering that this is expected to be the last model year of the famous nameplate, there is no reason to expect bigger changes. The 2021 Lincoln Continental should carry on with a familiar design, which is all about classic design solutions.
The sedan completely follows the brand’s new design language and actually looks pretty good. It features a typical 4-door layout, with a pretty familiar face that has a lot in common with the flagship Navigator. For the next year, the only possible change we could see are new color options, though even this doesn’t seem very likely.
Once again, expect no bigger changes. The 2021 Lincoln Continental is about to carry on with the same cabin, which doesn’t exactly match the level of luxury some previous generation had. The overall cabin quality is good, but this sedan somehow doesn’t have that final touch that can put it in the same league with German competitors.
Moreover, a couple of areas feature hard plastics. Still, that doesn’t change the fact that the 2021 Lincoln Continental will be a great choice for those who want a comfortable cabin. It may not be as luxurious as Mercedes-Benz CLS, but the comfort is at a pretty high level. Also, you can count on pretty solid 16.7 cubic feet of cargo space.
When it comes to powertrain, count on three familiar V6 units. Base models will carry on with a 3.7-liter engine that delivers around 305 horsepower. It is a decent engine but if you prefer a little bit peppier ride, pick one of two options turbo engines. The first one is a 2.7-liter unit with around 335 horsepower, while a bigger 3.0-liter unit delivers around 400 horsepower.
2021 Lincoln Continental Release Date and Price
We presume that the 2021 Lincoln Continental will come in a typical time of year, sometime in the last quarter of 2020. Base models should go around $46,000.