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Lincoln Motor Company is a luxury vehicle manufacturer based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company was founded in 1917 by Henry Leland, one of the founders of Cadillac. Having sold the brand to General Motors in 1909, Leland remained a Cadillac executive until 1917, when he left after a dispute with GM. Lincoln almost went bankrupt in 1922, when it was saved by Ford, which purchased the brand in order to transform it into a luxury division, just like GM did with Cadillac. The company remained under Ford’s umbrella ever since.

Lincoln is often described as the company that established the "personal luxury car" segment with the introduction of the Continental in 1940. Alongside the Continental, Lincoln is also famous for nameplates like the K-Series, Capri, Premier, Town Car, and Navigator. A rival for Cadillac by tradition, Lincoln overhauled its lineup in recent years by adding more SUVs and reviving some of its older nameplates. As of 2019, the model line includes the MKZ and Continental sedans as well as the Navigator, Nautilus, Aviator, and Corsair crossovers.

What is the Cheapest Lincoln?

To be replaced by the Corsair for the 2020 model year, the MKC is the most affordable Lincoln as of August 2019. This model retails from $33,995, almost $7,000 cheaper than the Nautilus. The MKC is also only $2,000 cheaper than the MKZ sedan.

What is the Sportiest Lincoln?

Sportiness is a rather abstract term for Lincoln as this automaker is famous for offering luxury features, not high performance. It never sold sports cars and its current lineup includes heavy sedans and crossovers only. The Continental is available with a 3.0-liter V-6 that cranks out 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque, figures that make it somewhat sporty, but its 4,220-pound curb weight doesn’t help. On the other hand, the Aviator, which weighs just as much, features a hybrid drivetrain that produces 450 horsepower and more than 600 pound-feet of torque. When it comes to numbers, the Aviator is the sportiest Lincoln you can buy.

What is the Most Popular Lincoln?

With 26,241 units sold in 2018, the MKC is Lincoln’s most popular vehicle. That’s not surprising given that the MKC is the smallest and most affordable SUV from the brand. The MKC is followed by the MKZ sedan with around 19,000 units and the massive Navigator SUV with 17,839 units. Things will probably change for 2019, with the Nautilus coming strong from behind. With 16,000 units sold in the first half the year, this nameplate should end the year with at least 30,000 examples sold. This should surpass sales estimates for the MKC and the Corsair that replaces it at less than 25,000 units.

What is the Most Expensive Lincoln?

The big Navigator SUV is the Lincoln that will leave the biggest hole in your budget. The hauler starts from $73,205, a figure that places it well above any other vehicle in the lineup. Go with the Black Label trim, apparently a very popular one among Lincoln fans, and you’ll have to pay $96,395 before any other options. A fully equipped Navigator Black Label will set you back almost $110,000.

What is the Fastest Lincoln?

While no Lincoln will match the performance of a modern supercar, some of them are impressively quick given their power-to-weight ratio. Officially, the Continental sedan fitted with the 400-horsepower V-6 engine is the quickest, needing 5.4 seconds to hit 60 mph from a standing start. The range-topping Lincoln Navigator comes in second with a sprint of 5.9 seconds. However, the Lincoln Aviator might be the quickest vehicle in hybrid trim. The American brand has yet to release info, but the 494-horsepower and 630-pound-foot drivetrain might be enough to make the crossover quicker than the Continental sedan.

Are Lincoln Cars Reliable?

Although luxury vehicles fail in dependability tests due to new technology that’s bound to fail at some point, Lincoln scored high in these studies in recent years. In some studies, Lincoln was actually rated as one of the most reliable American brands, while falling behind only a handful of automakers overall. That’s also because Lincoln vehicles are mostly based on Ford products, which offers solid products overall.