Styling: 2013 Lincoln MKZ
As with last year's model, the 2013 MKZ rides on the same chassis as the Ford Fusion. However, this year's model diverges considerably from the Fusion styling – a fact that helps the luxury Lincoln shine through with its own personality. Overall, the vehicle boasts a classy, yet sporty, fastback design. Embellishments such as the split waterfall grille help ground the modern vehicle with classic accents.
Inside, the new Lincoln MKZ receives a major boost in technology features. Most notably, is the elimination of a gearshift lever in favor of gear selector buttons. While this upgrade may take some getting used to, the change helps make room for a larger touchscreen display (8 inches) and touch-sensitive climate controls.