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2005 Lincoln Town Car Review

A luxury sedan providing a smooth ride and superior comfort.

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The 2005 Lincoln Town Car is a luxury four-door sedan that is offered in four trim levels, which include the Signature, Signature L, and the Executive Livery Fleet. The Town Car has been Lincoln’s flagship sedan for decades, and continues its tradition of providing drivers with flawless performance and passengers with a smooth, comfortable ride. Anti-lock brakes, traction control, and Ford’s Personal Safety System help give drivers more confidence behind the wheel. Passengers will love riding in this Town Car, which is spacious and has leather seats. Plenty of space in the trunk makes it easy to pack groceries, carry luggage, and transport other large objects. With its classic design, respectable power, and a host of luxurious options, the Town Car is a great car to own.

The Range

Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 4.6-liter V-8
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Lincoln Town Car Signature, Lincoln Town Car Executive Limousine Fleet, Lincoln Town Car Executive Livery Fleet, Lincoln Town Car Signature Limited, Lincoln Town Car Executive L Fleet, Lincoln Town Car Signature L

What's New

The 2005 Lincoln Town Car features enhancements to the interior design, which include a new digital layout in the dash, a facelift of the steering wheel, and an elegant analog clock. Three new exterior colors added this year are light blue ice, charcoal beige, and norsea blue. A new luxury option is a navigation radio with satellite radio compatibility.


The 2005 Lincoln Town Car signature model measures close to 18 feet in length, five feet in height, and has a wheelbase of over 10 feet. The signature limited model is a bit longer. Looking at the Town Car from in front, the features that stand out are its long hood, an intricately-designed grille, and the air intakes below the bumper. A side view is emphasized by its length, which gives the impression of looking at a limo. All of the glass on the side windows is tinted. All models come fitted with 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels, which make for a uniquely clean appearance. A powered glass moonroof comes optional.


The interior of the 2005 Lincoln Town Car is incredibly roomy, comfortably seating six adults. The driver and front passenger get the luxury of eight-way power seats. Besides power seats, the Town Car also has power windows and locks. Rear passengers are able to sit comfortably with plenty of legroom. All models have beautiful leather upholstery that speaks class and provides supreme comfort. Wood trim is used in the door panels, which have the Lincoln emblem on them. The Signature L model has increased luxury, featuring a folding rear armrest, heated back seats, and remote audio and climate controls. The size of its trunk is extremely large, allowing storage room for golf clubs, luggage, and other large packages.

Performance & Handling

The 2005 Lincoln Town Car is packed with a 4.6-liter, V-8 engine that pumps out a walloping 239 horsepower and 287 lb-ft of torque. Engine noise is noticeable but not obtrusive. The Town Car goes from zero to 60 mph in just shy of 10 seconds. All models use a four-speed automatic transmission, which shifts nicely, providing smooth acceleration on both highway and country roads. The Town Car is easy to drive, offering exceptional stability and control. Highway driving is smooth as can be. Independent wishbone front suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs teamed with a beam rear suspension with stabilizer bar and air springs provides passengers with a comfortable ride. There is good body control when going over bumps. Steering is well-balanced and controlled going around turns. All models of the Town Car are equipped with all-speed traction control, which improves traction on slippery road conditions.


The 2005 Lincoln Town Car comes equipped with Ford’s Personal Safety System, which is known to be on the best driver and front-seat passenger systems on the market. Anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution come standard on all models. Dual-stage air bags are installed in the dash to provide protection in frontal crashes. Safety belts have pretensioners installed to restrain passengers in the event of an accident. BeltMinder, which nicely reminds passengers to buckle up, is also on board. The NHTSA gives the Town Car a five-star crash rating for frontal and side-impact crashes and rollover resistance.

EPA Fuel Economy

Lincoln Town Car: 16/23 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Smooth ride
  • Large trunk
  • Comfortable seating

You Won't Like

  • Below average fuel economy
  • Difficult to maneuver and park
  • Handling on slippery roads

Sum Up

A luxury sedan providing a smooth ride and superior comfort.

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