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Driven: 2014 Lincoln MKZ

The Lincoln MKZ, like the 2015 MKC we previewed here month, represents the reinvention of the brand.

It was created by a dedicated team, under design Max Wolff in its new Lincoln Design It was also the first new product The Lincoln Motor Company it arrived as a 2013 model.

The of this week’s review, the version of the MKZ mid-sized, entry-level sedan, saw no changes from year aside from new colour options, as it retained its luxurious look inside and out still offering loads of technologies.


The MKZ rides on the same architecture as the 2013 Ford with an identical 112.2-inch however, the MKZ is 2.4 inches longer, 0.1 taller, and a half inch than the Fusion.

MKZ is available in different powertrains: 2.0-litre 3.7-litre AWD and the 2.0-litre Hybrid powered my tester.

Cool in the

I like getting hybrids time of year as it usually some decent cold-weather My Dec. 30 to Jan.

6 test certainly didn’t disappoint on the front as the week provided temperatures along with nasty blizzard last

How did the front-wheel-drive MKZ Hybrid perform in conditions? Excellent.

Driving the MKZ, atop its Pirelli winter tires on aluminum wheels, I felt and in control on some trecherous especially on my short trek to Dartmouth from Halifax at the of the storm last Friday

For the most part, that drive was a fun one. The MKZ ploughed some heavy snow on the roads and did the same on snow-covered like those on the the MacKay and one particular off-ramp where I had to a few times, waiting for other to spin off to the side, and then get again as the MKZ’s front dug in and pulled it where I needed it to go.

At all on those cold days, in day-to-day city work the MKZ hybrid system also did its job in shutting off the engine and shifting to power, then quietly back to gas engine power or a of both.

The MKZ Hybrid’s drivetrain of Ford Motor Company’s new Atkinson cycle four-cylinder drivetrain with lithium-ion with a power-split electronic variable transmission (e-CVT). The split’ allows the electric and gas to work together or separately to efficiency. It’s the same that’s used in the Fusion

It generated 188 combined horsepower and 129 pounds of torque. While not big my tester still provided acceleration off the line and during highway lane changes (I had one day of asphalt throughout my test) surprisingly little noise its e-CVT heard in a hushed which also muffled and road intrusions.

Drive control

The MKZ Hybrid featured standard Lincoln Control which was a customizable controlled damping system adjusted the movement of my tester’s strut setup and its aluminum arms up front as well as the suspension in the rear approximately two milliseconds.

MKZ Hybrid had a Government of fuel economy rating of 4.2 km in the city and 4.3 on the highway. I managed 7.8 in city (again, driving in cold weather and on snow-covered

To get the MKZ fired up and moving, I had to employ the of the vertical strip, five-soft-button on the upper left side of the stack which replaced the mechanical transmission shift

The individual buttons of push-button engaged Park, Neutral, and forward gears in two modes and Sport. The electronic push-button was positioned at the top just above the button.

I liked this select system for its simplicity and the factor, but it also opened up room on the console area and better access to the two cup holders and the controls on the lower portion of the area for climate and audio.

The touch-sensor and swipe controls on stack for audio and climate a cinch to use, even my gloves on.

MyLincoln Touch and the system were also and used daily throughout my week. The system operated the control, navigation and several devices, enabling me to operate either with steering-wheel toggling, voice commands, or on the eight-inch touch-screen display the centre stack.

I’ve been a fan of MyFord Touch and Touch (launched in the 2011 year) and it was a treat to experience the continued improvement in both its and screen layout in the MKZ.

MyLincoln Touch was included as of the preferred package on my tester also added: 911 assist, Gauge with Eco Guide, coach, a heated steering heated and cooled leather and passenger seats, heated seats, the 19-inch polished wheels, THXII audio with 14 speakers, power and telescoping steering column, floor mats (note: all-season mats were in my tester; $250), electro mirrors, 110-volt power LED lighting, and more.

Brake is located in the left-hand side of the gauge cluster and helps you your use of the vehicle’s regenerative system and helps improve economy and reduces wear on the pads. My tester was also with the class-exclusive inflatable seatbelts that supplemented its standard airbags.

Modern luxury

The overall inside was one of luxury and modernity and I had of head and leg room up front good visibility out the sides but a view out the rear window. The camera, large side-view active park assist, and alert all helped.

I was surprised the high and wide centre area had such a small bin, but I did appreciate the two hidden below the centre console were good for small-stuff and keeping items out of view.

In the the kids had loads of room, three averaged-sized adults also squeeze in, but those 5-11 will fight the sloping roof line.

The seatbacks were split and included a trunk pass and a fold-down armrest with two The trunk, because it hosted the system’s batteries behind the seats, only offered 314 but that was enough room for a bag of gear with sticks through that convenient thru.

Aside from the rear seatbelts, my tester a long list of other features, including: eight hill-start assist, active assist, lane-keeping assist, spot information system cross-traffic alert, auto rain-sensing wipers, front aid, adaptive cruise with collision mitigation, sensing system, emergency assist, SOS post crash system, advance trac electronic stability control, vectoring control, and traction

That lane-keeping assist was a neat piece of technology and one of its features was its ability to read markings with a forward-facing while using the MKZ’s power steering to move the wheel and gently nudge you into your lane if you out.

‘Beautiful’ exterior

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I liked the design of the MKZ and so did the four people who walked by it when I was at the grocery store, Mic Mac Mall, and Home Depot on different during my test week. The comment was ‘beautiful.’

One commenter err, split on the split-wing up front, but all thought the rear-end was great. I did, too, the look of its LED taillights which the width of the car.

Exterior included: a power deck lid full up/down function; the LED solar tinted glass; the grille with chrome and heated side mirrors memory, puddle lamps and indicators.

On the whole, the MKZ Hybrid was an quiet drive in and around the and on the highway; it offered plenty of for tall and/or wide and more than enough to keep young and old geeks The amount of safety tech was for its price range.

My only beefs were the lack of small-stuff storage inside, the lack of space in the which accumulated snow/slush and the fact that I came no near its rated fuel but, like I said the 7.8 litres/100km I received had a lot to do with the conditions, which the MKZ handled

2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

2.0L I4 HEV

Power and torque: 188 hp, 129 pounds

Transmission: E-CVT automatic

Drivetrain: front drive

Steering: electric assisted

Gov’t of Canada rating: 4.2 city, 4.3 highway, 4.2

Fuel required: regular

2,850 mm

Length: 4,930 mm

weight: 1,746 kg

Base $44,450

Price as tested: (includes $3,525 in options; transportation and handling)

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