Lincoln's competition in the near-luxury market is growing more frail.
Volvo's S60 can be a strong performer in the right guise, and it's much more sleek looking than some of the other cars that hail from its home continent.
The Lexus ES sedan has never pretended to be sporty, but its 2013 edition is lovely, with more rear-seat space and a new hybrid model.
The Audi A4's overdue for a diesel version, but its turbocharged four is a suitable replacement for larger-displacement V-6 models, and its performance feels lighter and more nimble than its more prestigious German colleagues.
Acura's TL is a reasonable choice for tech-friendly shoppers.
Finally, there's the Buick LaCrosse, a less spacious sedan with its own brand of visual intrigue, but lower gas mileage and a bigger dose of big-car dynamics.
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