2019 Lincoln Continental To Get More Standard Gear And An Inevitable Price Bump

Lincoln is prepping the Continental for the 2019MY, more than two years after it officially broke cover in Detroit.

According to CarsDirect, pricing will reportedly start at $47,140, or $985 more than the current model. Yet, the hike is justified by the addition of more equipment. The base 2019 Lincoln Continental is said to gain several driving assistance features, such as automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist and adaptive cruise control, all of them part of the Co-Pilot360 package.

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Going up the range sees the Lincoln Continental Select become $1,830 more expensive than before, with an MSRP of $56,830. This grade doesn’t appear to have added anything extra apart from the aforementioned driving assistance equipment.

Lincoln will be asking at least $60,705 for the 2019 Continental Reserve. The $4,925 price hike is justified by the addition of the Technology Package, with its HUD, park assist and Climate Package, featuring a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats and windshield wiper de-icer. The former was a $4,215 option, whereas the latter used to cost $850. This spec also gets a Revel sound system, with 13 speakers.

Finally, the top-of-the-line Continental Black Label will carry a $4,630 premium. Priced from $71,040 for the 2019MY, it adds the Technology Package as standard, along with the 30-way electrically adjustable seats, an option that used to cost $1,500.

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  • PhilMcGraw

    The one thing I’ve absolutely hated about the Continental is the infotainment area. The screen looks very small flanked by those buttons and it ruins the flow of the center stack by having this indentation in. They really should fix that as it ruins an otherwise great interior.

  • Хиллари сосет киску

    So, the result will be selling even fewer and then announcing the cancellation of the model in 2020.

    • StrangerGP

      It’s getting cancelled no matter what.

      • Хиллари сосет киску

        Yeah, but this kinda confirms it.

    • brn

      I hope you’re wrong. The Continental is everything a Lincoln should be.

  • Craig

    I have only seen one of these on the road. I have to say… it looked pretty good. And expensive.

  • dumblikeyou2

    This would have made for a great Mercury Grand Marquis. It’s totally entry-level “luxury”

    • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

      There’s nothing entry level about the Continental except for the FWD drivetrain layout.

  • TheToadPrince..~~ToadSquad

    the thing really needs that 10spd..not6 spd.

    • Хиллари сосет киску

      Maybe…but most owners of this car rarely top out the speedo above 70 mph.

  • vas
    • Tinky-Winky

      yes

    • no25

      you sure are the only one.

    • Mynameis Taylor

      I see a Maserati. but what does that have to do with the Lincoln Continental?

  • Toronado_II

    I never seen this car on the road…

    • YOU PROBABLY HAVE IT JUST BLENDS IN SINCE ALL LINCOLNS HAVE THE SAME FRONT END.

    • :/ Yurr

      I’ve seen like 2 so far 😶

  • Merc1

    Overpriced. Grossly overpriced. This car is not worth more than 50-55K loaded. Sales will continue to tank.

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    • Stephen G

      Compared to 100K for an Navigator I’d say this is a bargain!

      • Mynameis Taylor

        apples and oranges

        • Stephen G

          Not in most cases.

          • Mynameis Taylor

            comparing a midlevel sedan to a XXL SUV is certainly apples and oranges.

          • Stephen G

            I have not seen or touched the new Navigator but the Continental is a 100X finer vehicle, quality and feel, than the out going Navigator. If your describing the Continental as a “midlevel” sedan then you have never touched or driven one yourself. As far as my original comparison, the Navigator only has an advantage in towing capacity and the number of passengers it can accommodate. Since I have never seen a Navigator with a tow hitch nor have I seen one with more than 2 people in it, thus my comparison stands true.

          • Mynameis Taylor

            Um, im not talking about the “outgoing Navigator”.

          • Stephen G

            Right, We’re discussing the Continental.

          • Mynameis Taylor

            Exactly. We’re talkinf Continental and you compared it to a Navigator, and not the Continental’s competitor which is Mercedes, BMW, Lexus and Cadillac.

          • Stephen G

            First, the comparison I made to the Navigator was value. Second, why can’t you compare the two head to head? They are both essentially 5 passenger vehicles. Third, I don’t believe that somebody shopping for a Continental would cross shop a Mercedes (I will assume you mean S-class not GL) and vise versa.

          • Mynameis Taylor

            The Navigator is Lincoln’s flagship. But it’s also compared to the Escalade, etc.
            I don’t think a person shopping for Navigator would cross shop a Continental, and vice versa

          • Mynameis Taylor

            Technically it’s not “mid level”. But there’s a reason why the Continental isn’t selling…because no one wants to drive a Lincoln.

          • Stephen G

            I do

  • no25

    A price bump for a car being cancelled bc it never sold well? good job, Lincoln! this is why no one buys you.

  • DR.FUNK

    Still ugly.
    Needs to be longer…lower…a smidge wider…with suicide doors…and a ragtop.
    Yeah…I know it’s been done before.Worked back then.Would work now. Not that Blue Oval really cares about cars anymore.

  • Paul

    I’ve only seen a couple of these out in the wild and it does look nice.

  • NoSnarkHere

    Those doorhandles are so gimmicky. Not suitable for a 70K car. Or any car, for that matter.

  • Mynameis Taylor

    I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING

  • Mynameis Taylor

    I think the car is very good looking. I’m not a fan of the dash layout, particularly the placement/idea of gear selector being buttons.. but I think the car didn’t sell because of the badge. Lincoln isn’t all that desirable of a badge. Unless it’s a “Navigator”. Outside of the Navigators, Lincolns other cars aren’t really in anyones sights.

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