Chroma Elite Copper Premium Metallic is an appropriately fancy-sounding name for a $1,750 optional paint.

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The Continental's profile is arguably its best look, set off by its unique door handles and clean flanks.

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The Continental is a full-size car, spanning 201.4 inches long and riding atop a 117.9-inch wheelbase.

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Lincoln offers several interior themes -- this one is known as "Thoroughbred."

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Ford's Sync 3 gets a modest reskin here, and it's a huge improvement over previous iterations, with a more intuitive interface and modest lag time. That said, rivals at this price point offer more bells, whistles and visual frosting.

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Despite this tester's jet-black leather, the interior feels open and airy, thanks largely to its panoramic moonroof.

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The rear seat boasts lots of legroom, but a disappointing amount of headroom.

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The nose of the Continental inexplicably looks like a carbon copy of the less-costly MKZ.

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Full-band LED taillamps and well-integrated exhaust finishers emphasize the Continental's width, giving it a planted stance.

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All-wheel drive comes standard on top-engined models like this one, which has a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 with 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.

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