Although they're related, the 2019 Lincoln MKZ and Ford Fusion diverge a bit when it comes to luxury, performance, and tech features. Which of these sedans takes your commute to the next level? Our comparison guide has the details you need to make the right choice.
More Exterior Style: 2019 Lincoln MKZ
One glance at the flashy MKZ and it's hard to go back to the regular old Fusion. We're not saying there's anything inherently wrong with how the Fusion looks, but the MKZ is much more stately. Its big, stylish grille and sleek, sloping lines attract all the right kinds of attention.
The Fusion is more of a practical four-door sedan. But it's also handsome in its own way. This midsize sedan even shares some design cues with the MKZ, including headlight and roofline silhouettes.
More Interior Luxury: 2019 Lincoln MKZ
There's no Fusion trim level that's as luxurious as the MKZ, with its high-end materials and elegant design. Even the MKZ's upscale options-rich leather upholstery, a retractable panoramic sunroof-feel more luxurious than in its Ford counterpart.
In the Fusion, you can pay extra for upscale features. For instances, the top-of-the-line Titanium trim features ambient interior lighting and a sunroof. However, these extras never feel like they're on the same scale as that of the Lincoln MKZ.
More Safety & Tech Features: It's a Tie!
The Lincoln MKZ and Ford Fusion are cousins of sorts, and that's especially apparent in their tech lineups. Both sedans come standard with a full suite of driver safety aids, from lane-keeping assist to forward collision mitigation.
They're also all about hands-free access to your smartphone, with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities. Both feature the SYNC 3 infotainment system, which includes a likable touchscreen interface and street-smart SYNC voice controls.
More Fuel Economy: 2019 Ford Fusion
Because of the MKZ's luxury nature, it probably comes as no surprise that the Fusion is actually the thriftiest of the pair. Depending on the powertrain you select, the Fusion can earn up to 27 mpg combined.
The 2019 Lincoln MKZ will net you up to 24 mpg combined. However, if you prefer a speedy ride to a few measly fuel miles, this luxury sedan has you covered. Whether you choose the base 245-horsepower turbo four or the 350-horsepower turbo V6, the MKZ zooms past the Fusion.
More, more, more. That's what you get with the 2019 Lincoln MKZ. If you're the type that likes to look good, feel good, and revel in luxury, you're going to choose the MKZ over the Fusion every time.