2010 Lincoln MKZ vs. Its Competition

2010 Lincoln MKZ
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

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.

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2010 Acura TL 4-door Sedan Man SH-AWD Tech HPT Angular Front Exterior View2010 Acura TL
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Quick Specs
The 2010 Lincoln MKZ wraps its roomy, cozy interior in a conservative bod-with a slight nod to sporty drivers.
Boldly styled and laden with high-tech features, the 2010 Acura TL is a solid value, though enthusiasts might find its overall ability lacking.
Comfort-minded buyers who room for four in a sensibly-sized sedan—and still want the latest technology—won't be able to do much better than the 2010 Lexus ES 350.
MSRP From  
Gas Mileage  
17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class  
Style Name  
4-Door Sedan FWD4-Door Sedan 2WD4-Door Sedan
Front Wheel DriveFront-Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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