2020 Lincoln Continental Vs. 2020 Genesis G90: Used Luxury Car Showdown
When it comes to desirable used luxury cars, the 2020 Lincoln Continental and the 2020 Genesis G90 are two posh options for car hunters with an eye for opulence. Whether you are in the market for a sumptuous daily driver or a statement vehicle that redefines your presence on the road, the G90 and the now-extinct Continental have the potential to deliver. So, between the two used sedans, which luxury ride takes the cake?
What cars are comparable to the Genesis G90?
The Genesis G90 is comparable to the staples of the full-size luxury sedan segment, including the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7 Series, and Lexus LS. However, in 2020, the Genesis G90 had an American segment mate, the 2020 Lincoln Continental.
|Make and model (2020)||Length||Width||Curb Weight|
|Lincoln Continental||201.4 inches||75.3 inches||4,224 lbs|
|Genesis G90 3.3T||204.9 inches||75.4 inches||4,663 lbs|
Despite Lincoln’s long-standing tradition of expansive dimensions, carriage doors, and even ferrying Presidents in limousine configurations, the Continental is shorter, narrower, and lighter than the 2020 Genesis G90. The G90 3.3T’s portly 4,663-lb curb weight outweighs even the AWD-equipped Continental by 267 lbs. Further, the news worsens with the AWD G90s, which adds about 143 lbs to the sedan.
Moreover, despite the extra size and weight, the G90’s 15.7 cubic-inch cargo capacity can’t match the Continental’s 16.7. However, the G90’s standard 12.3-inch infotainment screen dwarfs the Lincoln sedan’s standard 8.0-inch unit. Both models feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard equipment.
Despite the 2020 Lincoln Continental’s less powerful twin-turbo V6, the Genesis G90 can’t quite outpace it
While the 2020 Lincoln Continental boasts a manic, unpredictable twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6 as its top option. However, despite the mill’s sometimes squirrely behavior, the Continental Reserve can harness its 400 horsepower to hit 60 mph in a commendable 5.0 seconds.
|2020 Lincoln Continental Engine Option||Horsepower/Torque||Trim|
|3.7L V6||305 HP/ 280 lb-ft||Standard|
|Twin-turbocharged 2.7L V6||335 HP/ 380 lb-ft||Reserve, Black Label|
|Twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6||400 HP/ 400 lb-ft||Reserve, Black Label|
On the other hand, the Genesis G90’s turbo 3.3L six-cylinder mill and boisterous naturally aspirated 5.0L V8 produce 420 ponies, 20 more than the range-topping Lincoln model. However, both models returned a 5.3-second sprint to 60 mph, per Car and Driver’s testing.
|2020 Genesis G90 Engine Option||Horsepower/Torque||Trim|
|Turbocharged 3.3L V6||365 HP/ 376 lb-ft||3.3T Premium|
|5.0L V8||420 HP/ 383 lb-ft||5.0L Ultimate|
How much is a Lincoln Continental worth?
The entry-level 2020 Lincoln Continental Standard has an average value of around $30,361, depending on mileage, location, and condition. However, upper trim examples, like the Black Label, demand an average closer to $47,000.
|Make and model (2020)||Average Value|
|Lincoln Continental Standard||$30,361|
|Lincoln Continental Reserve||$35,255|
|Lincoln Continental Black Label||$46,502|
In comparison, the base 2020 Genesis G90 3.3T has a fair value of $39,191. Moreover, the eight-cylinder 5.0L Ultimate trim pushes figures up to $44,256. As a result, the Continental Black Label and G90 5.0L Ultimate are closely comparable. However, the Continental Standard and Reserve are much more affordable used luxury car options.
|Make and model (2020)||Average Value|
|Genesis G90 3.3T Premium||$39,191|
|Genesis G90 5.0L Ultimate||$44,256|
Did Lincoln make a 2023 Continental?
Unfortunately for fans of the Lincoln Continental, the powers-that-be at the brand and its parent company, Ford, discontinued the Continental in 2020. As a result, the newest example fans can get in 2023 is a 2020 model year. The Continental wasn’t alone, either; the Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ also bit the dust that year.
Conversely, the Genesis G90 is still in production today. However, with a starting price of nearly $73,225, folks who want the brand envy effect on their friends might be better off with a used luxury car from a legacy luxe marque, like Mercedes-Benz or BMW.
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