The Lincoln Town Car is practically in a class by itself when it comes to expansive American-made rear-drive luxury cars. It has a tremendous wheelbase, is more than 215 inches long, and was built to cruise along silently and comfortably while laden with passengers. Consumers can choose between Executive, Signature, and Cartier trim models, and the extended-wheelbase versions are available in Executive and Cartier trim levels only. Interior comforts for the Executive model include leather seating, automatic climate control, anti-lock brakes, traction control, front and side impact airbags, adjustable throttle and brake pedals, and memory seating.
Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 4.6-liter V-8
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Lincoln Town Car Executive, Lincoln Town Car Signature, Lincoln Town Car Cartier
The 2001 Lincoln Town Car receives a boost in horsepower. Standard models now have 220 horses, while models equipped with the Touring Package have 235. New interior features include adjustable pedals; seat-belt pre-tensioners, upgraded map pockets, and leather grab handles. Executive models now feature front seats with power lumbar adjustment while the Signature model comes with a wood-trimmed steering wheel.
The standard-size 2001 Lincoln Town Car is 215 inches long and has a 118-inch wheelbase. A stately luxury sedan, it shares a chassis with the Ford Crown Victoria and the Mercury Grand Marquis. However, exterior styling differs between the Lincoln and its corporate cousins.
The 2001 Lincoln Town Car’s long wheelbase enables a wide comfortable interior with plenty of space for drivers and passengers to make themselves comfortable. While the middle seats straddle the driveshaft, which cuts into legroom, the outboard seats have plenty of leg, head, and knee room. Getting into and out of it is easy due to nice wide and tall doors. Leather upholstery is standard across the line and there is a generous array of standard features including power-adjustable brake and accelerator pedals. The trunk is capable of accommodating 20.6 cubic feet of cargo.
Performance & Handling
The 2001 Lincoln Town Car was last redesigned in 1998 at which time it lost a bit of curb weight. With a 4.6-liter V-8 already under the hood, this weight loss has turned it into a bit more of an on-road performer. The ride quality is still that of a big American luxury sedan. However, the model’s lighter weight makes it far more responsive and athletic than past versions. Executive and Signature models are equipped with 220-horsepower V-8s, but opting for the Touring Package on the Signature will increase its horsepower to 235. Line-topping Cartier models are equipped with dual exhausts.
The 2001 Lincoln Town Car comes equipped with standard safety features that include four-wheel ABS, dual front side-mounted airbags, a remote anti-theft alarm system, an engine immobilizer, and traction control. It receives perfect five-star ratings in passenger and driver impact tests conducted by the NHTSA. It also receives four out of five stars in tests for front and rear side impacts.
EPA Fuel Economy
Lincoln Town Car: 16/23 mpg city/highway
- Spacious interior
- Lengthy wheelbase
- Touring Package version is well-powered and handles well
You Won't Like
- Could still use some additional horsepower
- Interior utilizes materials that are average
- Trunk is awkward to use
Not a bad American luxury car.
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