The 1997 Lincoln Town Car remains one of the few models that retains the old average American sedan style, with a large body, rear drive, and seating for six. Over time, the industry has trended towards smaller, five-passenger, front-drive sedans, but stalwarts like the Town Car still exist for drivers looking to relive the glory days of the auto industry.
The Lincoln Town Car is gets its driver and passengers where they want to go in as much comfort as possible. The larger, more spacious interior results in less maneuverability than many other luxury sedans, but it still performs very well. Rear passenger room seems especially impressive, making it one of the few vehicles where adults can just as comfortably sit in the front or rear seats.
Some drivers might take issue with the styling of the Lincoln Town Car. The boxy design follows a much more classical pattern than other Lincoln cars. While this might appeal to some drivers, others prefer the more modern Lincoln Continental or the redesigned 1998 (or later) Lincoln Town Car.
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 power steering gets redesigned for the 1997 Lincoln Town Car.
The Lincoln Town Car provides 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 1997 Lincoln Town Car still has a more angular, classic profile than other contemporary Lincoln models.
The 1997 Lincoln Town Car has one of the largest, most spacious interiors available for a luxury sedan. Riding in the front or back of the Town Car feels equally comfortable. Power seats, cruise control, automatic climate control, a leather steering wheel, and a cassette player comprise the standard equipment. Leather seats and an auto-dimming mirror remain available as standard equipment.
Performance & Handling
The 1997 Lincoln Town Car delivers above average acceleration thanks to the 4.6-liter, eight-cylinder engine. The maneuverability and handling remains less impressive due to the large size of the Town Car. While it turns fairly well, it falls short of the standards expected of luxury vehicles.
Similar to other Lincoln vehicles, the 1997 Lincoln Town Car comes with dual front airbags, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, and traction control as standard equipment. The Town Car does not offer any additional safety equipment as an option.
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
A classic in style and luxury.
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