Based on the engaging Ford Fusion, the upscale Lincoln MKZ received some recent updates, 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 ample 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. Inside is a quiet, luxurious cabin with comfortable seats, but it's a long reach to the push-button gear selector and the rear seat is snug. Available automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection bolster the Lincoln's safety credentials.