Sorry... your comparison of the MKZ with the Prius is offensive for the Lincoln. The MKZ is one of the best looking cars on the road rigth now. And have nothing to do with the Prius.
And about the impossibility to make a good looking FWD car, that is false. Even, the Audi A4 pictured here is a FWD car , with that great nose in front of the front axe. Ok... ok... here come the guys that will talk about the strange arrangement of the engine and transmision. But what i see is a typical FWD car with a big front overhang.
I don't know what you're smoking but the front overhang is only slightly larger than that of the 3-series. What screams FWD about a car is when the front wheels are tucked up under the A-pillar, which the A4 is not. I do think the MKZ is a better looking car than the new A4, but only one of them is obviously FWD.