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Recent naming aside, the 2013 Lincoln MKZ have been called the Atlas, as it currently carries the of the Lincoln brand on its shapely That’s not to say that Lincoln has no product to sell, since showrooms are chock full of MKS and MKT but rather that the MKZ represents the pillar of the current Lincoln

If all you know about Lincoln from the now-retired Town the MKZ can almost be called the anti-Lincoln. neither vast in size nor full of faux-luxury, and its styling is far contemporary than Lincolns of the past. Gone is the overdone grille, replaced by a wing piece that’s downright

Lincoln’s four-pointed star is still present and accounted but it’s minimized and tastefully

We’d call the exterior clean and contemporary, words we may had a hard time using in with Lincoln previously. concept carries over to the as well, where the MKZ seems to borrowed modern luxury (like a floating center from the likes of Volvo, delivering a Lexus-like attention to Adding further proof to the that this is not your Lincoln is the center-stack dominating LCD on hand to address the occupants’ needs, or the completely-absent shift now replaced by push buttons and paddles.

Two engines are offered, including the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, can be a bit harsh for a luxury car but delivers an 33 mpg on the highway. Our pick is the returning 3.7-liter V-6, which a more spirited performance and a ride than the base Either comes mated to a push-button automatic transmission, paddle shifters to appease wanting to row their own gears.

Front-wheel drive is standard either variant, but all-wheel is an available option.

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Luxury seeking more impressive economy can also pick the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, which a 2.0-liter engine with an motor and a continuously variable (CVT) to deliver a claimed 45 mpg city and highway. We’ve yet to the 2013 MKZ Hybrid, but our experience the similar Ford Fusion tells us to expect fuel in the 41-mpg range.

The MKZ is the driver’s too, thanks to its nicely and responsive electric steering and the Lincoln Drive Control, permits drivers to fine-tune settings, steering, stability traction control and active-noise If getting from point A to B in the minimal amount of time is mission, you’ll want to opt for the setting, since the Normal and settings are a bit soft for spirited

The MKZ comes well-appointed, even in trim. MyLincoln Touch and are standard, as are features like upholstery, real wood dual-zone automatic climate and heated and powered front with adjustable lumbar The list of options includes safety-focused add-ons as inflatable seat belts, adaptive control, lane keeping and parking assist.

Perhaps the most innovative however, is the car’s 15 square-foot panoramic glass roof, retracts to give both and rear seat passengers a of the sky and fresh air.

The MKZ is Lincoln’s hope of attracting the the kind of it needs to sustain the brand: innovative, affluent and willing to outside the box. If the MKZ can bring in new Lincoln has a few years to launch that will sustain the and give MKZ owners something new and to choose from when leases expire. If the MKZ isn’t however, we can’t help how many of its nine lives has already used up.

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