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There is an ying and yang to the 2011 MKZ Hybrid. Traditionally, Lincoln has an aspirational brand for the upper but this car is simply a good among luxury cars.

of its nameplate, the MKZ Hybrid gets you on It costs the exact same of money, $34,330, as the standard MKZ with a conventional gas engine.

I’d jump at the news if the MKZ was more exciting (like the S400 hybrid versus its counterpart). Except when I the regular MKZ last year, I that it had a vanilla feel to it in a of cars where you start to more exciting flavors.

Then there’s the major It’s only a slightly luxurious Ford Fusion That hybrid costs $5,000 less and gets the same fuel economy in the same-size vehicle. Both are at 41 mpg city and 36 mpg highway.

Those are outstanding numbers that I came close to hitting in the but I still achieved almost 32 mpg

That begs the question. Why buy the MKZ Hybrid when you can order a Fusion Hybrid with seats?

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Possibly you could the extra expense based on the MKZ interior, with its wood sourced from environmentally forests (says Ford). It has and cooled front seats, are trimmed with leather Scotland. In addition, the passenger and seats have 10-way something you won’t find on the

A couple of other nice are the capless fuel filter, keeps your hands fumbling around with a gas cap and triggering your check light, and the keyless entry However, if Lincoln really to be impressive and deliver the luxury of, a Kia Optima, it needs to add push start to the MKZ Hybrid. Otherwise, Lincoln feels almost

It doesn’t feel luxurious to to crank the ignition.

The MKZ Hybrid Ford’s second-generation hybrid the 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder, one of Ward’s 2010 10 Best It’s mated to an electronically continuously variable transmission seems to have no soul to it.

The gasoline engine, paired the 79-kilowatt electric motor, 191 net horsepower. Plus, the pure mode on the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid to a best-in-class 47 mph, compared the Lexus HS 250h battery-only which reaches just 25 The comparison to the Lexus HS 250h is a one because that particular loses in any head-to-head competition.

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not a horsepower hound when it to hybrids, but it seems only that the MKZ Hybrid, which itself as a luxury sedan, have some more to it. It feels sluggish off the line reports putting its 0-60 at 8.4 seconds), and you’d probably fuel economy out the window to get close to that number. I’m forever biased by memories of the now-defunct Honda Hybrid that produced 255 and clipped 60 mph in 6.9 seconds.

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The one area that Lincoln nail with the MKZ Hybrid is the Obviously, noise, vibration, and are almost non-existent when it in electric mode up to 47 mph. a comfortable highway cruiser lets in little of the outside

Pricing starts at the aforementioned The model loaned to us for review by came with the optional package that costs and includes the voice-activated navigation blind-spot detection with alert (when backing out of a space), rearview camera, and the THX II system with 5.1 channel sound.

When all is said and done, the with Lincoln right now is its MKZ Hybrid is actually a nice Lincoln has done little to it from a design standpoint its Ford sibling. Hopefully, the new design chief Max Wolff, head of Cadillac exterior can have some influence in area.

The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is a step up from the Ford Hybrid in terms of interior comforts, but it’s not ready for the moniker of Lincoln. Save the $5,000 and skimp a little bit on the If it’s fuel economy after, you won’t be sorry a Ford.

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