Poll: Lincoln Continental or Volvo S90?

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Poll: Lincoln Continental or Volvo S90?

Lincoln and Volvo are both developing new sedans in an effort to elevate themselves in the premium segment after years of sitting parked on the sidelines. But which model is better?

The Continental waves the banner for Dearborn’s luxury division. It marks a return to real names along with a newfound will to live and compete. Likewise, the S90 represents Sweden’s hometown automaker. It’s a high-end four-door that follows closely in the tire tracks of the brand’s award-winning XC90 crossover, which will be a tough act to follow.

The Conti boasts of numerous exclusive features, including a unique 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that’s good for an estimated 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. When equipped with this engine, the car gains all-wheel drive and Dynamic Torque Vectoring, which adjusts torque between the left and right wheels on the rear axle for better handling.

Beyond all of this, the Continental has snazzy electrically opened doors, Lincoln Drive Control, which offers three different suspension settings and the brand’s all-new Sync 3 infotainment system. Perfect Position 30-way adjustable seats and a Revel Ultima 19-speaker sound system are also available.

As for the sleek and sensuous Volvo, it will offer three different engines when it goes on sale. The base unit is a 2.0-liter turbocharged AND supercharged four-cylinder, then there’s a turbocharged T5 variant, but the range-topper is the brand’s T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid, which should deliver 410 horses.

In keeping with its premium nature, the S90 is loaded with features. The brand’s IntelliSafe system is standard, which includes adaptive cruise control and semi-autonomous driving technology called Pilot Assist, which helps keep the car centered in its lane at speeds up to 80 miles an hour. Beyond this, Volvo’s Sensus Connect touchscreen-based infotainment system is included as well. It eliminates physical buttons, making the interior minimalistic and elegant.

Outside, the S90 features sharply tailored bodywork and a concave grille that was inspired by the brand’s famous P1800 model. Its T-shaped “Thor’s hammer” headlamp design adds even more visual pizazz to the car’s front end.

OK, so which of these high-end sedans would YOU rather drive? Compare them directly right here and please vote in our latest poll!

  • Jack Woodburn

    Neither. Both are overpriced shells of what they might have been. Lincoln REALLY screwed up the Continental. The concept was classy, but the production version is mundane at best. And they went with FWD to save money. Dumb…

  • Jim Farnsworth

    Continental just because I don’t like the wood trim on the interior of the S90. Neither one get me excited though.

  • Jim Farnsworth

    It doesn’t look like they excite anyone else either!