This is not your grandfather’s sedan. Touch screen, usb ports and detailed backup camera. The embroidered Lincoln logo on the leather seats ensures you never forget you’re in a classy ride. It’s hard not to feel like a rockstar while driving this car.
What we liked:
1. It’s like a tank. You are king of the road.
2. It’s amazing on gas. 4.6 L/100 km in the city and 5.4 on the highway. Estimated yearly fuel cost? $1,050. (I think that’s what I currently pay monthly…)
3. You feel like a techy brainiac while you drive. You can see the fuel consumption and the gadgetry is exquisite, as are the AV capabilities. “With nearly 10 gigabytes of hard drive storage for a music jukebox and built-in photo gallery, the system goes beyond functional to flat-out fun. You can access up to 2,400 of your favourite songs and view stored photos.”
4. The drivers’ seat goes super-high for a short woman. The seat has a 10-way adjustment.
5. The trunk fits at least 20 bags of groceries. Rock solid.
6. Voice-activated navigation that shows up on the LCD screen and includes landmarks.
Not so much:
1. Despite the sleek exterior and cool tech, I still felt old. It could be because more grey hairs are sprouting though.
2. The carseats were difficult to latch. But I think that’s because of the cushy seats. Still – the “Latch” system needs some work.
And would it make a good push present?
Absolutely. Just don’t let the kiddos draw on the seats – they are covered in Bridge of Weir leather that comes from the British Isles.
Disclosure: UrbanMommies Media testdrove this vehicle for a one-week period.