Many of the cars that were once in the near-luxury market have moved into the true luxury segment, leaving the MKZ with fewer and fewer real competitors.
The Volvo S60 can work if you choose the right set of options, and it's far more attractive than some of the other vehicles from Scandinavia.
The Lexus ES is anything but sporty, but it's large, comfortable, and relentlessly reliable.
The Audi A4 doesn't offer a V-6 model, but its turbo-four is enough, and it feels lighter and more nimble than many of the cars in the segment.
The Acura TL is a great choice for those craving technology and reliability.
And, there's the Buick LaCrosse, which offers its own special take on the near-luxury market, but it doesn't quite meet the MKZ in terms of technology or fuel economy.
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|22 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy|
|Gas/Electric I-4||Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Gas/Electric I4||Regular Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-5|
|Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Compact Cars||Midsize Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Compact Cars|
|4-Door Sedan Hybrid FWD||4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD||4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige||4-Door Sedan Base FWD||4-Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan T5 FWD|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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