The Lincoln MKZ has some European and Asian competitors in sight, both hybrids and non-hybrids alike.
Lexus' HS 250h isn't as efficient as the MKZ and not as spacious, while the ES 350 isn't even as dynamic as the Lincoln, and has no hybrid counterpart.
The Buick Regal is more along the same lines, but has a special GS sport edition, and an eAssist model with improved gas mileage.
The latest Chrysler 300 has a 31-mpg highway rating for V-6 models, but it's substantially bigger and heavier than the MKZ, and a much crisper performer.
So is the Volvo S60, with its turbocharged editions and its available all-wheel drive.
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|17 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||35 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas/Ethanol I4||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas/Electric I4||Turbocharged Gas I5|
|Midsize Cars||Midsize||Large Cars||Compact||Mid-Size||Compact|
|4dr Sedan FWD||4dr Sedan Base||4dr Sedan V6 RWD||4dr Sedan||4dr Sedan Hybrid||FWD 4dr Sedan T5|
|Front-Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sedan||Sedan||4-Door Sedan||Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic||Continuously variable ratio||Automatic w/Manual Shift|