• (5.0) 12 reviews
  • Available Prices: $2,920–$15,204
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 20
  • Engine: 239-hp, 4.6-liter V-8 (flexible; E85)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2009 Lincoln Town Car

Our Take on the Latest Model 2009 Lincoln Town Car

What We Don't Like

  • Brake performance
  • Seat support
  • Price
  • Fuel economy

Notable Features

  • 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 Reviews

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


Consumer Reviews

(5.0)

Average based on 12 reviews

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A Great, comfortable car to drive

by My Lincoln TC from 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

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2 Trims Available

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2009 Lincoln Town Car Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Lincoln Town Car Signature L

Head Restraints and Seats
M
Moderate overlap front
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Lincoln Town Car Signature L

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
M
Overall Rear
M
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
A

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
A
Overall Front
G
Restraints
A
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Lincoln Town Car Signature L

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Lincoln Town Car Signature L

Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Front Seat
Rear Seat
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 3 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

72mo/70,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

72mo/70,000mi

Free Scheduled Maintenance

12mo/12,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

Other Years