The 1996 Lincoln Town Car marks one of the few remaining vehicles that still exemplifies the design of the classic American sedan: a large, rear-drive vehicle that can easily accommodate six passengers with room to spare. Over time, the industry has trended towards smaller, five-passenger, front-drive vehicles, but stalwarts like the Town Car still remain for drivers looking to relive the glory days of the auto industry.
The Lincoln Town Car gets its driver and passengers where they want to go in as much comfort and luxury as possible. The larger, more spacious interior results in the Town Car maneuvering a little worse than other luxury sedans, but it still performs well despite this consideration. Rear-passenger room seems especially impressive, making it one of the few vehicles where adults can just as comfortably sit in the rear seats as in the front passenger seat.
Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 4.6-liter eight-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Lincoln Town Car Executive, Lincoln Town Car Signature, Lincoln Town Car Cartier
The redesigned engine in the 1996 Lincoln Town Car improves performance. The automatic climate control system shows upgrades as well. The Town Car Cartier comes equipped with wood trim.
The 1996 Lincoln Town Car classifies a massive sedan measuring 218.9 inches long, with a wheelbase of 117.4 inches. Both measurements stretch at least a foot longer than most other vehicles. The Town Car still has a more angular, classic profile than other contemporary Lincoln models. The styling makes it very distinct compared with many other vehicles.
The Lincoln Town Car has one of the largest, most spacious interiors available for a luxury sedan. The 1996 Lincoln Town Car offers an equal amount of comfort while riding in the front or back. Power seats, cruise control, automatic climate control, a leather steering wheel, and a cassette player come standard. Leather seats and an auto-dimming mirror remain available as standard equipment as well.
Performance & Handling
The 1996 Lincoln Town Car offers above average acceleration thanks to the 4.6-liter, eight-cylinder engine. The maneuverability and handling looks less impressive due to the large size of the Town Car. While it turns fairly well, it fares worse than almost all other luxury vehicles and falls short of the superior handling standards most follow.
Similar to other Lincoln vehicles, the Town Car comes with dual front airbags, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, and traction control as standard equipment. The 1996 Lincoln Town Car does not offer any additional safety equipment.
EPA Fuel Economy
Lincoln Town Car: 15/23 mpg city/highway
- Powerful eight-cylinder engine
- Smooth ride
- Huge interior
- Rear drive
You Won't Like
- Poor fuel economy
- Old-fashioned styling might not appeal to all drivers
- Lacks the novel safety features of the Lincoln Continental
Lincoln’s most recognizable model for a good reason.
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