Based on the engaging Ford Fusion, the upscale Lincoln MKZ received several updates over time, including 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 lots of power.
In our tests, the hybrid got 34 mpg overall.
For more punch, the available 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 puts out 400 hp when paired with all-wheel drive and 350 hp on front-drive versions.
The MKZ delivers a comfortable ride.
The cabin is quiet and luxurious, with comfortable seats, but it's a long reach to the push-button gear selector, and the rear seat is snug.
Standard equipment includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning, and lane keeping assistance.
This is the final year for the MKZ.