That’s Continental Safety | The 2017 Continental
The 2017 Continental has just been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick+.
IIHS & Top Safety Pick+
The IIHS, or Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, is the most respected organization in road vehicle safety. Vehicles that are very safe receive Top Safety Pick designations. But vehicles that lead the industry in crash mitigation, and crash avoidance, receive Top Safety Pick+ designations. These days, the average consumer knows the IIHS name, and respects its ratings. Consequently, the IIHS has influence over automakers and can compel them to raise the standard of safety in their vehicles.
At the center of the award remains crashworthiness in five tests. Those tests are the moderate overlap frontal, small overlap frontal, side, roof strength, and head restraint. And, in each of those tests, the Continental scored the highest available score. IIHS also rated its crash avoidance technology, which is becoming a more important part of the overall Safety Pick+ ratings, as “Superior.” In fact, the Continental received the highest possible score in all but one category. However, to say to just call the Continental a safe sedan would be extremely reductive.
The Trophy Cabinet
In truth, the Top Safety Pick+ acknowledgment is just one more in a long line of plaudits for Lincoln’s flagship sedan. Earlier this year, the Continental made Wards’ Top 10 Interiors list. At the Vehicle Satisfaction Awards, the Continental claimed top spot in the Luxury Cars segment. It was also named Best of the Best Luxury Sedan in the latest Robb Report. Finally, it received five-star honours from J.D. Power’s initial quality study. Obviously, the Continental is striking the same chord with experts that it has with consumers. But what’s the key to success?
The 2017 Continental
The 2017 Continental’s dominance is the result of a careful balance between Lincoln’s luxury heritage and modern comfort. On the one hand, Bridge of Weir Deepsoft Leather seats, genuine wood appointments, and leather-wrapped steering wheel give the sense of classic luxury. On the other hand, available Revel Ultima audio with 19 speakers, blind spot monitoring, and parking assistance, give drivers the benefit of ultra-modern comfort. Other standout features include:
- 30-Way Adjustable Multi-Contour Seats (Available)
- Adaptive Cruise Control (Available)
- Pedestrian Detection (Available)
- 19” Painted Aluminum Wheels (Standard)
- Bi-Functional HID headlights (Standard)
- 2.7L GTDI V6 Engine (Standard)
Ultimately, the 2017 Continental has risen back to the top and is among the very best premium sedans on the road. Driving with the confidence of the very safest design and technology is just a bonus.
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