The front- or all-wheel-drive Lincoln MKZ might be on some Audi, Infiniti, or BMW shopping lists, but it has more in common with near-luxury vehicles from Acura, Buick, and Lexus.
The Acura TL's a good case in point; its all-wheel-drive system and big V-6 give it an uncharacteristically numb driving feel, though interior space is good.
Also, it offers shoppers tech-savvy audio and navigation options, but it's just not as appealing as the TL lineup has been in the past.
The new Buick LaCrosse is an engaging option in this class, with a striking design and compelling city-streets performance, though it's without an all-wheel-drive option, and some of its trim looks too bright and too shiny.
The Lexus ES 350 is the easy choice for non-enthusiasts; its cabin isn't too rich to be noticeable, the ride and handling aren't as numb as they used to be but are still forgettable, and the design's uninspired but innocuous.
|2010 Lincoln MKZBrowse Used Listings||2010 Acura TLBrowse Used Listings||2010 Lexus ES 350Browse Used Listings|
|17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|4-Door Sedan FWD||4-Door Sedan 2WD||4-Door Sedan|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front-Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|