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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2011 Lincoln Town Car

Lincoln Town Car 2011

2011 marked the final year for Lincoln’s aging Town Car. It offered an immense amount of space in the front and the rear, as well as the iconic style for which the line was known.

Key Features

Perhaps the most important feature for the 2011 model year was the addition of the extended wheel-base Signature L trim level. Other important features included the incredible amount of space in the trunk, as well as seating for 6 passengers thanks to the front bench seat.

Changes for 2011

There were no changes made for the 2011 model.

What We Like

If we were forced to choose a favorite feature, it would be the space. What other car on the market lets you seat three people in the front? The wood-trimmed steering wheel is also a nice touch, as are the other luxury appointments in the cabin.

What Concerns Us

Sadly, there’s more to concern us than there is to like about the 2011 Lincoln Town Car. The engine is very sluggish, and the braking system requires a lot of space to bring the huge car to a stop, so plan accordingly. The fuel economy is also less than ideal, and the handling doesn’t do the car any favors. The outdated engine and interior make it less popular than some of its competitors like the Lexus ES 350, Toyota Avalon and even the Lincoln MKS, all of which cost less and offer better performance.

Available Models

The Town Car was offered in two trim levels for 2011 – the standard base model (Signature Limited) and the upgraded Signature L model. Both models featured a 4.6-liter V8 engine with 239 hp and a 4-speed automatic transmission. The engine offers 16 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.

Major Recalls

Ford/Lincoln issued several recalls for the 2011 Lincoln Town Car.

The most recent was issued in 2014 for a faulty upper intermediate shaft. Another was issued in 2013 regarding the same shaft, which caused the steering column lower bearing to separate.

In 2010, the limousine version of the car was recalled due to a missing fuel shield rail.

Common Issues

Common complaints from drivers tend to center on performance since the car’s interior was exceptionally comfortable and roomy. The sluggish acceleration is frequently cited, but the poor handling is also a problem for many people.

Lincoln Town Car Interior

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