2007 Lincoln Town Car Interior
With 45.8 inches of legroom in the front seat and a minimum 41.1 inches in the back, the 2007 Lincoln Town Car doesn't skimp on space. "It certainly isn't the most luxurious sedan out there," says the. "But it offers a degree of elegance sufficient to make everyone inside feel pretty good about themselves."
Reviewers praise the Town Car's interior quality. Starting in 2003, the Town Car got a new instrument panel, which carries over to the 2007 models. Auto Mall USA describes the dashboard as "simply more elegant and more fun to look at than the previous model's relatively drab and quiet design." Reviewers especially like the classic winged analog clock with chrome caplets that adorns the center of the dash. But a few reviewers don't like the new controls. "The revised instrument panel looks a little too flashy and gauges are harder to read," complains MSN. "... Dashboard controls for the sound system and climate controls are too small."
The more than 17.5-foot-long Town Car is made for roomy interiors. Theraves, "Whether it's making an airport pickup, taking your best friends to the early bird special at Red Lobster or transporting your Saturday foursome with their sticks to the country club, no sedan is better suited for hauling people and large amounts of cargo than Lincoln's Town Car." To maintain space for a third passenger in the front seat, the Town Car features no center console there. However, the center seatback folds down to form an armrest.
Though reviewers are very pleased with interior spaciousness, they note that seating comfort is less than ideal. Cars.com grumbles about the seat bottoms, which "are fairly long and well cushioned, but support could be better." AutoWeek agrees, saying, "Our biggest complaint is with its flat-bottom seats that offer zero side support." And even with the extra legroom on the L version, Consumer Guide reports, "Three adults is a squeeze here, too, and the rear bench isn't as sofa-comfortable as it looks."
The Signature base model comes standard with a leather-wrapped steering wheel that includes secondary audio and climate controls, front and rear fold-down armrests, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable brake and accelerator pads (newly standard for 2007), universal garage door opener, a 40/20/40 split front seat, and a lockable and illuminated glove box. The premium leather seating features an eight-way power driver/passenger front, power lumbar support and dual power recliners.
For maximum comfort, auto reviewers recommend moving up to the Signature Limited, Designer Series, or super-luxurious Signature L models. The Signature Limited and Designer Series models come with a wood/leather-trimmed steering wheel that includes speed, secondary audio and climate controls, power-adjustable brake and accelerator pads with memory, heated front seats, and a driver's seat with memory and easy entry/exit.
On top of all that, the pricey Signature L -- which Edmunds describes as "about as close to a limousine as a sedan can get" -- comes standard with heated rear seats, front and rear fold-down armrests with storage, and a rear-seat amenities package that includes illuminated cigarette lighter on both rear doors, four-way head restraints on the rear seats, tissue bin, dual power points and secondary audio/climate controls, secondary front-passenger seat controls, and rear seat vanity packs with illuminated mirrors.
At 21 cubic feet, the Town Car's cavernous trunk is the largest in its class and will "swallow up a European trip's worth of luggage," according to AutoWeek. In 2003, Lincoln improved access even more with a wider trunk opening and repositioning of the mini-spare tire that used to intrude from a back shelf.
In the utility category, NewCars.com exclaims, "The Town Car will definitely prove handier than the typical luxury sedan for those of you with frequent child-cargo."
Starting in 2003, the Town Car gained 44 percent more volume space from new storage units. This includes a fold-down front armrest with a double-hinged top, hinged storage bins in the front doors, a 20 percent larger glove box, cupholders and a storage tray for the front seat, and a fold-down rear armrest including storage and cupholders.