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By Cars.com Staff
September 24, 2008
Vehicle Overview Since 2003, Lincoln's rear-wheel-drive luxury sedan has received minimal changes; 2009 continues that trend.
Lincoln has removed the Designer and Signature trims, leaving the Signature Limited and Signature L. The Signature L sedan is 6 inches longer than its mate in both overall and wheelbase length. Two additional series are available for limousine and livery use.
New for 2009 There are no significant changes on the Lincoln Town Car
Exterior The Town Car's formal appearance leads off with a chrome vertical-bar grille that's flanked by quad-beam halogen headlights. A stand-up ornament is mounted at the front of the hood. High-intensity-discharge headlights are optional.
Standard models are 215.4 inches long on a 117.7-inch wheelbase; the extended-length L sedans are 221.4 inches long overall with a 123.7-inch wheelbase.
Standard 17-inch wheels
Optional two-tone paint
Optional power glass moonroof
Interior The Town Car seats up to six occupants and is equipped with a 40/20/40-split front bench seat. The seats are trimmed in premium leather. The extended-length Signature L has heated rear seats, a folding rear armrest, remote audio and climate controls, and rear-located seat-position controls for the outboard front passenger seat. Interior features include:
Standard programmable power-adjustable pedals
Standard keyless entry
Standard dual-zone automatic climate control
Standard eight-way power seats for the driver and outboard front passenger
Standard power lumbar support
Standard extended rear parking assist
Standard heated front seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with wood inserts
Under the Hood The Town Car's 4.6-liter V-8 has 239 horsepower and 287 pounds-feet of torque.
Four-speed automatic is the only transmission
Standard traction control
Safety Safety features include:
Dual-stage front airbags
Standard antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution