Lincoln's mission with the release of its 2010 Lincoln MKZ was to try to present the MKZ as an independent model separate from its Ford counterpart, the Ford Fusion. First difference: the new split-wing grille that now makes it resemble the MKS (at least it's a Lincoln). Like the 2009 MKZ, the 2010 model is powered by a 3.5L V-6 engine that churns out 263-hp, improving its zero to 60 mph time.
If a sportier appearance is what you seek then you can take advantage of the Sport Appearance Package the MKZ offers. Lincoln has also made the MKZ all-wheel drive that lowers noise, vibration, and harshness levels. There is speculation that we might see an MKZ with an EcoBoost engine, a move that can propel the MKZ as an entry-level luxury vehicle.