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2009 Lincoln Town Car

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2009 Lincoln Town Car Review

Spacious luxury vehicle.

Reviewed by Automotive on

Overview

Although the 2009 Lincoln Town Car has the same tired aesthetics as Town Cars from past decades, it offers a comfortable, spacious interior. It's known for its thirsty engine, which may cost you at the pump. Unfortunately, the car doesn't offer enough power to justify the fuel consumption. Overall, the 2009 Lincoln Town Car is a so-so car that simply cannot compete with other vehicles in its price range or class.

The Range

Body Styles: Full-size luxury sedan
Engines: 4.6-liter V-8
Transmission: four-speed automatic
Models: Town Car Signature Limited, Town Car Signature L

What's New

Lincoln did not make any changes for the 2009 Town Car.

Exterior

The 2009 Lincoln Town Car's exterior lags behind similar vehicles. Having developed a reputation as a chauffeured limo, it almost seems that Lincoln's designers could not find a way to upgrade the Town Car's style.

Interior

The 2009 Lincoln Town Car's interior has some of its best features. The Signature Limited offers plenty of room for the driver and passengers. The Signature L offers even more legroom with its larger wheelbase. While this is great for people who love to spread out during the drive, it can actually feel a little too open for those used to sitting in smaller cars.

The front and rear seats are exceptionally plush, which can make passengers easily drift off to sleep during long rides.

The 2009 Lincoln Town Car also has a trunk that seems limitless. With 21 cubic feet of space, you can easily fit luggage, golf clubs, and practically anything else you can imagine.

Unfortunately, the interior lacks some of the luxury features that one might expect from a Lincoln. It comes standard with a climate control system and stereo but not much else. The dash even has the same feel as Town Cars from the 1980s.

Performance & Handling

The 2009 Lincoln Town Car comes with a 4.6-liter, V-8 engine that offers 239 hp and 287 lb-ft of torque. That's plenty of power for the average person. Plus, the 2009 Lincoln Town Car can hit 60 mph from zero in about eight seconds. Not exactly sporty, but the Town Car doesn't pretend to be either. Unfortunately, this power starts to look a little paltry when a potential buyer considers the poor fuel efficiency.

The 2009 Lincoln Town Car handles fairly well, especially on long, straight roads. It's perfect for cruising on the highway. Get into heavy downtown traffic or a winding country road, though, and consumers will start to notice the car's limitations. Drivers often complain that they feel disconnected from the road as if they were driving a boat instead of a car. That's a small complaint when compared to the questionable suspension. Listen closely and you might hear the axle jingle when you make a turn on uneven pavement. The 2009 Lincoln Town Car isn't expensive by any means, but buyers still deserve better than an antiquated suspension.

Safety

Stepping into the 2009 Lincoln Town Car is like stepping back in time before strict safety standards were implemented. It features front-seat side airbags, which is good, but neglects passengers sitting in the rear. It also doesn't have head curtain airbags for the first or second row of seats, which many consumers consider standard on contemporary vehicles.

Despite the meager airbags, the government gave the h2009 Lincoln Town Car a five-star rating in every crash test. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety also gives the Town Car a ""good"" rating for offset frontal impacts.

EPA Fuel Economy

Town Car: 16/24 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Spacious interior
  • Huge trunk
  • Fairly affordable price

You Won't Like

  • Poor fuel efficiency
  • Outdate aesthetics
  • Few luxury features for a luxury sedan

Sum Up

Spacious luxury vehicle.

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