The 2013 redesign brought a whole new car with a far more luxurious interior, along with turbocharged four-cylinder, V6 and hybrid powertrains.
We considered it to be the most appealing and well-executed Lincoln in memory, though the MyLincoln Touch infotainment system is cumbersome to use.
We'd opt for the fuel-sipping hybrid, which, unlike many other hybrids, does not carry a price premium.
The Reserve Equipment Group includes blind spot monitoring to help with visibility.
A rearview camera was added for 2015.
A 2017 freshening brought an array of revisions.
Most apparent is the new front-end styling with a more pronounced grille.
Crucially, the frustrating MyLincoln Touch controls have been replaced with the Sync 3 infotainment system, which is much more intuitive and responsive to use.
The 2019 model gets a standard suite of advanced safety features that includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning, and lane keeping assistance. 2020 was the final year for the MKZ.