An icon reborn: The Lincoln Continental

No other American luxury sedan is as iconic as the Lincoln Continental. The vehicle’s legacy dates back to the late 1930’s. It was the ride of choice for Heads of State. Celebrities would be chauffeured in Continentals for premier parties and oscars. Its success continued on and off until since then, but the last great Continental (in my book) was 1969. President Kennedy was famous for driving around in one.

Fast forward to today… and the Continental is back! It has got classic styling with high-tech packaging. This is first time in a long time that I have been this excited about Lincoln’s flagship sedan. The vehicle has a nostalgic feeling to it, but it can easily compete with the features and comfort of a modern S-Class.

The seats made a lasting impression on me, even after recently having driven a Mercedes S Class. I love the way you can independently contour the top and lower back supports to offer a customized seat shape. You would also independently adjust the seat length and height between the left and right sides. No other car on the market offers this degree of control.

The rest of the interior stood out as well. The combination of blue leather and aluminum trim gave the Lincoln a unique look, one that was special in this segment of vehicles. The infotainment system felt a little generic when compared to other Ford and Lincoln vehicles in the lineup, but it is tried and true.

Backseat passages will enjoy luxury accommodations as well, but no so luxurious as to where you feel like you are driving a limousine.

My final compliment to Lincoln for the recreation of the Continental is in regards to the attention to exterior details. I love chrome trim door handles that blend seemlessly into the the body design. Well done, Lincoln!

Visit your local dealer for more information on the 2017 Lincoln Continental or click here to visit the Lincoln Motor Company website. 

The Lincoln Navigator: Classy, Luxurious, and Practical


The Navigator is Lincoln’s flagship vehicle. It represents old school luxury, something most other automotive manufacturers have lost.

The 2015 model year is a refresh of the third generation Navigator. The design isn’t overpowering, it’s not complex, and it’s not boastful; its elegant and refined.

The interior of the 2015 Lincoln Navigator is inviting. It is like walking into your living room. The center console isn’t over encumbered by a million buttons, each one is intelligently placed so you can enjoy the drive without distractions.
The leather seats are supple and offer good backsupport. The driver and passangers are surrounded by real wood trim, which sets this vehicle apart from many of its other premium competitors.
Multiple entertainment options are available, including a premium audio infotainment system with Microsoft Sync. The system is absolutly incredible! Voice commands allow you to control nearly every fuction of the vehicle, including the radio, navigation and climate controls.

This is a solidly built first class suite on wheels, but it is also flexible. The third row folds flat with the touch of a button. Now you are able to fit extra cargo, such as a couch from the furniture store. The versitility of the 2015 Lincoln Navigator make it a solid choice for drivers with a large family: it is roomy, luxurious, and reasonably priced at $61,000.

Contact your local Linoln dealer for more information on the 2015 Lincoln Navigator.

The Lincoln MKC Is A Step Up


The 2015 Lincoln MKC gives the term luxury SUV-Crossover a whole new meaning. Lincoln has always been known for regal design and elegance. The 2015 Lincoln MKC combines that regal design with great fuel economy, utility and an impressive technology offering. 

I love the overall shape of this vehicle. The combination of soft and aggressive lines equal a nice blend. It is also the perfect size and height: not too big (where you feel like you are a school bus driver) and not too small (where you have no legroom and no cargo space)… it is just right for most people.

The 285 horsepower 2.3L EcoBoost engine offers the most horsepower and torque per cylinder in its class. This engine also gives you 26mpg on the highway. If you are looking for even better fuel economy, Lincoln also offers a 2.0L EcoBoost that gets 29mpg on the highway. Both engine options come with a 6-speed automatic transmissions.


Inside the Lincoln MKC you are absorbed in rich leathers and wood trim. The seats, as well as the steering wheel, door panels, and arm rests offer detailed stitching and a unique design. The leather is smooth and the seats are plush. I loved rubbing my fingertips along the open pore wood trim. Few cars offer open pore wood, but it is starting to become more common amongst luxury automotive manufactures. Another premium luxury feature is active voice control – it works similar to Bose canceling headphones – “Microphones monitor the sound profile of the cabin, which is then replicated and inverted by a signal processor to create an opposing acoustic wave through the speakers.”

Lincoln offers one of the most extensive technology packages thanks to its partnership with Microsoft. Sync allows you to pair your phone with the vehicle to offer drivers additional entertainment and information options, such as: Pandora Internet Radio, Movie Times, Weather, and search. Sync also adds safety features, such as automatic emergency response. Sync will use your cell phone to call 911 if you have an accident. In my opinion, this is way better than OnStar, because you are using your phone to make the phone call versus having to pay $10 a month for a monthly service.

Other technology safety features include lane keep assist (the Lincoln MKC will correct the steering wheel if you drift out of your lane), collision warning with brake support (if the car in front of you hits their brakes hard, the MKC will automatically start pressing your brake, and cross traffic alert. With all of these features, I wouldn’t be surprised if next year’s model can drive it self.

I have great news for 16 year old kids who need to take the driving test… 2015 Lincoln MKC offers active park assist – It is hands down, the most impressive feature on the car – With the touch of a button, the car will parallel park it self.

The Lincoln MKC is a practical car. It seats 5 adults and offers over 25 cubic feet of cargo volume. Having the extra space makes life easier. Another neat feature is the automatic lift tailgate – Lets say you just left the grocery store or the mall, and you have your hands filled with bags. You no longer have to put the bags down to reach into your pocket and open the tailgate – You can simply wave your foot underneath the rear bumper and the tailgate will automatically raise up. This isn’t a necessary feature, but it came in handy multiple times during my week with the vehicle.