The Lincoln luxury brand offers models that share powertrains, platforms, and technology with Ford-branded vehicles, distinguished by being more plush and better equipped. Most recent models possess competent ride and handling. The well-executed MKZ sedan, which is based on the Ford Fusion, stands out with a luxurious, quiet interior, and ride and handling that rival European sports sedans. And the MKX/Nautilus is one of the highest-scoring two-row luxury SUVs we've tested. But we can’t say the same about the MKC compact crossover and large Navigator, which don’t outshine their more affordable, Ford siblings. Reliability and owner satisfaction vary across the product range.
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