With the latest Ford Fusion receiving unanimous praise for bringing high end styling to the mainstream sedan category, the upscale Lincoln MKZ sibling had big shoes to fill.
The MKZ designers certainly dreamt big with the latest version resulting in a bold yet possibly polarizing design. Upfront small headlights are part of a restrained horizontal grille that is a step forward from recent baleen whale Lincoln designs. However, the new MKZ looks the best from the 3/4 angle rear as a thin full width LED strip serves as the tailights while a compact trunk and a thick C-pillar gives the sedan great visual appeal. From the side the sedan has a set back design with a large rear window giving the impression of a hatchback such as the last generation Mazda 6.
Is the new MKZ's design sufficient enough to command a price premium over the Ford Fusion? Or is the Fusion the better looking option?