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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|2012 Lincoln MKZBrowse Used Listings||2012 Buick RegalBrowse Used Listings||2012 Chrysler 300Browse Used Listings||2012 Lexus HS 250hBrowse Used Listings||2012 Volvo S60Browse Used Listings|
|17 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||35 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy|
|Gas/Electric I4||Gas/Ethanol I4||Gas V6||Gas/Electric I4||Turbocharged Gas I5|
|Midsize Cars||Midsize||Large Cars||Mid-Size||Compact|
|4-Door Sedan Hybrid FWD||4-Door Sedan Base||4-Door Sedan V6 RWD||4-Door Sedan Hybrid||FWD 4-Door Sedan T5|
|Front-Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sedan||Sedan||4-Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Continuously Variable Ratio||Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic w/manual shift||Continuously variable ratio||Automatic w/Manual Shift|
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|2012 Lincoln MKZ vs. 2012 Buick Regal||2012 Lincoln MKZ vs. 2012 Chrysler 300||2012 Lincoln MKZ vs. 2012 Lexus HS 250h||2012 Lincoln MKZ vs. 2012 Volvo S60|