Based on the engaging Ford Fusion, the upscale Lincoln MKZ is updated for the 2017 model year with new engines, a plusher ride, simplified controls, and a more conveniently located trunk release. Base models get a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder that provides ample power. In our tests the hybrid got 34 mpg overall. For more punch, a Lincoln-exclusive 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 puts out 400 hp with all-wheel drive, and 350 hp on front-drive versions. The MKZ delivers a comfortable ride. Inside is a quiet, luxurious cabin with comfortable seats, but it's a long reach to the pushbutton gear selector and the rear seat is snug. Forward-collision warning with automatic braking and pedestrian detection bolsters safety credentials are available