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Lincoln Town Car

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Overview of the Lincoln Town Car

Learn about the Lincoln Town Car

Summary

The Lincoln Town Car is an iconic luxury vehicle. Long considered the traditional all-American car, it's is a popular choice for high-end transport services and business professionals.

There are several models available to suit your needs. The Lincoln Town Car coupe (two-door), produced in the 1980s, is for drivers who love classic cars, and the four-door sedan offers a more modern take on the vehicle's trademark elegance. The Lincoln Town Car is also available as a stretch limousine, for those who enjoy travelling in style or are looking for a business vehicle.

Safety

The Lincoln Town Car is exceptionally safe. From 1992 onward, standard safety features included:

  • Four-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) and traction control to prevent skids when braking suddenly 
  • Driver, passenger and front side airbags are included in all models
  • On/off switch on the passenger-side airbag to make travel safer for younger passengers

Rear parking sensors and four-wheel disc brakes for more precise braking come standard in all models from the 2003 model year. 


All models have impressive crash test ratings. The 2003 Lincoln Town Car received five stars in all safety categories from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). 

Interior

The sedan seats up to six occupants, with split front and rear seats. Depending on the trim level, later models have a selection of luxurious interior options available, ranging from the years 2003-2011, such as:

  • Programmable, power adjustable pedals enable quick adjustment for multiple drivers
  • Premium leather seats
  • Keyless entry
  • Dual-zone climate control, so passengers can set their own temperature
  • Power lumbar support
  • Heated seats
  • Remote audio and climate control
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Even old models always had luxury in mind—the Executive trim way back in the 2000 model year came with leather, power-adjusted front seats with power recliners.

Technology

While the Lincoln Town Car lacks certain tech features, it still has a lot to offer. Among the 2011's configurations are keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and an eight-speaker stereo.

From 2006, the available navigation system and THX-certified audio system make for a safe and entertaining ride.

Space

Another area the Lincoln Town Car is renowned for is space. Later models around the latter half of the 2000s are near the top of their class, offering as much as 21 cubic feet of trunk space. A low deck height makes it easy to load as well, especially for shorter drivers. Passengers also benefit from an above-average 45 inches of legroom in the front and a minimum of 41 inches in the back, making the Lincoln Town Car particularly convenient for tall drivers.

Comfort

Drivers praise the comfort offered by the Lincoln Town Car's interior, especially the heated, leather-lined front seats that come standard in later models. The pedals can be adjusted, so no matter your height, you're sure to drive in a comfortable position.

You don’t need to worry about road noise either, thanks to the car’s body-on-frame construction, which works to mute external sounds as well as any transmission noise. Accurate steering and responsive braking make driving a joy on the highway and in urban settings.

Pros and cons of the Lincoln Town Car

  • Full-size luxury four-door sedan
  • Spacious cabin and trunk
  • Popular for limousine use
  • Ceased production in 2011
  • Design did not evolve over time
  • High fuel consumption
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Specifications of the Lincoln Town Car

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats6
  • Doors4
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption13.1 - 14.3 L/100km
  • Highway consumption8.5 - 9.3 L/100km
  • Width1981 - 1986 mm
  • Length5469 - 5624 mm
  • Trunk space583 - 597 L
  • Cargo space583 - 597 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Lincoln Town Car

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Lincoln Town Car 1998 - 2007 is available in 10 trims:

Executive trim features and specs

Available with the Executive trim:
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Heated rear seats (optional)
  • Spare wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Emergency wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Executive trim:
  • Alloy wheels
Available across all trims:
  • Cornering lights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
Available with the Executive trim:
  • Side airbag
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rear-wheel drive
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
3 engines are available with the Executive trim:
4.6 L - Gas - 220 hp
City consumption:13.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
4.6 L - Gas - 225 hp
City consumption:13.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.6 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
4.6 L - Gas - 240 hp
City consumption:13.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.6 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic

EXECUTIVE trim features and specs

Available with the EXECUTIVE trim:
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Spare wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Emergency wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the EXECUTIVE trim:
  • Alloy wheels
Available across all trims:
  • Cornering lights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
Available with the EXECUTIVE trim:
  • Side airbag (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rear-wheel drive
Available with the EXECUTIVE trim:
  • CD disc changer (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
2 engines are available with the EXECUTIVE trim:
4.6 L - Gas - 200 hp
City consumption:13.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
4.6 L - Gas - 205 hp
City consumption:13.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.2 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic

SIGNATURE trim features and specs

Available with the SIGNATURE trim:
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Spare wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Emergency wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the SIGNATURE trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Cornering lights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
Available with the SIGNATURE trim:
  • Side airbag (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rear-wheel drive
Available with the SIGNATURE trim:
  • CD disc changer (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
2 engines are available with the SIGNATURE trim:
4.6 L - Gas - 200 hp
City consumption:13.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
4.6 L - Gas - 205 hp
City consumption:13.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.2 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic

CARTIER trim features and specs

Available with the CARTIER trim:
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats (optional)
  • Rear seats electrically adjustable (optional)
  • Spare wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Emergency wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the CARTIER trim:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Cornering lights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
Available with the CARTIER trim:
  • Side airbag (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rear-wheel drive
Available with the CARTIER trim:
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
3 engines are available with the CARTIER trim:
4.6 L - Gas - 200 hp
City consumption:13.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
4.6 L - Gas - 215 hp
City consumption:13.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
4.6 L - Gas - 220 hp
City consumption:13.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.2 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic

Ultimate trim features and specs

Available with the Ultimate trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Heated front seats
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Emergency wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Ultimate trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • Xenon headlights (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Cornering lights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
Available with the Ultimate trim:
  • Side airbag
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rear-wheel drive
Available with the Ultimate trim:
  • CD disc changer
  • CD player
  • Electric tailgate
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the Ultimate trim:
4.6 L - Gas - 239 hp
City consumption:13.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic

Ultimate L trim features and specs

Available with the Ultimate L trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Emergency wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Ultimate L trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Xenon headlights
Available across all trims:
  • Cornering lights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
Available with the Ultimate L trim:
  • Side airbag
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rear-wheel drive
Available with the Ultimate L trim:
  • CD disc changer
  • CD player
  • Electric tailgate
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the Ultimate L trim:
4.6 L - Gas - 239 hp
City consumption:13.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic

Limited trim features and specs

Available with the Limited trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Heated front seats
  • Multifunction steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Emergency wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Limited trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • Xenon headlights (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Cornering lights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
Available with the Limited trim:
  • Side airbag
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rear-wheel drive
Available with the Limited trim:
  • CD disc changer
  • Electric tailgate
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the Limited trim:
4.6 L - Gas - 239 hp
City consumption:13.1 - 14.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.5 - 9.3 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic

L trim features and specs

Available with the L trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Multifunction steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Emergency wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the L trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Long wheel base
  • Xenon headlights (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Cornering lights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
Available with the L trim:
  • Side airbag
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rear-wheel drive
Available with the L trim:
  • CD disc changer
  • CD player (optional)
  • Electric tailgate
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the L trim:
4.6 L - Gas - 239 hp
City consumption:13.1 - 14.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.5 - 9.3 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic

Signature trim features and specs

Available with the Signature trim:
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Spare wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Emergency wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Signature trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • Xenon headlights (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Cornering lights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
Available with the Signature trim:
  • Brake assist system (optional)
  • Rain sensor (optional)
  • Side airbag
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rear-wheel drive
Available with the Signature trim:
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player (optional)
  • Electric tailgate (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
4 engines are available with the Signature trim:
4.6 L - Gas - 220 hp
City consumption:13.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
4.6 L - Gas - 235 hp
City consumption:13.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
4.6 L - Gas - 239 hp
City consumption:13.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
4.6 L - Gas - 240 hp
City consumption:13.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.6 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic

Cartier trim features and specs

Available with the Cartier trim:
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats (optional)
  • Spare wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Emergency wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Cartier trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • Xenon headlights (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Cornering lights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
Available with the Cartier trim:
  • Brake assist system (optional)
  • Rain sensor (optional)
  • Side airbag
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rear-wheel drive
Available with the Cartier trim:
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player (optional)
  • Electric tailgate (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
4 engines are available with the Cartier trim:
4.6 L - Gas - 225 hp
City consumption:13.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.6 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
4.6 L - Gas - 235 hp
City consumption:13.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
4.6 L - Gas - 239 hp
City consumption:13.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
4.6 L - Gas - 240 hp
City consumption:13.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.6 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic

Frequently asked questions about the Lincoln Town Car

All Lincoln Town Cars across all model years and trim levels feature rear-wheel drive, which offers less cabin noise and better weight distribution than other drivetrains.

Lincoln discontinued the Town Car in 2011 to make room for the MKT, which is available as a livery or fleet vehicle and as a limousine.

The car's curb weight depends on the model year and trim level. Generally speaking, it ranges between 4,015 lbs in earlier vehicles to 4,467 lbs in later ones.

The total cost buyers can expect to pay varies between $2,000 and $13,000 depending on the year and trim level. Limousine models can cost upwards of $20,000.

Your expected gas consumption depends on the model year, with the combined kilometres per litre ranging from 14.7 L/100 km for models from the 1980s to 13.0–13.8 L/100 km for later models.