2009 Lincoln Town Car

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Key Specs

of the 2009 Lincoln Town Car. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    20 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    239-hp, 4.6-liter V-8 (flexible; E85)
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    4-speed automatic w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Interior space
  • Ride comfort
  • Five-star crash-test ratings
  • Stability
  • Driving ease

The Bad

  • Brake performance
  • Seat support
  • Price
  • Fuel economy

Notable Features of the 2009 Lincoln Town Car

  • Power-adjustable pedals
  • 239-hp, 4.6-liter V-8
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Body-on-frame construction
  • Formal appearance
  • Regular- or extended-length bodies

2009 Lincoln Town Car Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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 ...
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
  • Side-impact airbags
  • Standard antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution



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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

A Great, comfortable car to drive

by My Lincoln TC on June 18, 2017

I like a larger car with plenty of legroom, bench seat and no center console to make you feel cramped when driving. This car fits the bill, it's comfortable and roomy ! Performance is good, won't win ... Read full review

(5.0)

Lincoln is the car for you

by Lincoln by JJM from Phoenix, AZ on May 31, 2017

Stylish, comfortable, great acceleration and great gas mileage Take long trips and enjoy the view from inside the large windows, enjoy the power whenever the terrain changes, and enjoy the sound of ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2009 Lincoln Town Car currently has 3 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2009 Lincoln Town Car Signature Limited

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
marginal
Overall Rear
marginal
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
acceptable

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
acceptable
Overall Front
good
Restraints
acceptable
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranties

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New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    72 months / 70,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Less than 6 years old/80,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    6 years/100,000 miles

  • Powertrain warranty

    6 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    200-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Town Car received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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