Road test 2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Driving

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Road test: 2014 MKZ Hybrid

The MKZ Hybrid is immediately as a Lincoln product as it benefits the brand’s modern styling, and the look is classy.

The Lincoln MKZ features a longer wheelbase and length than its cousin, the Camry Hybrid.

The MKZ Hybrid an uncluttered and very functional layout.

The gauge cluster is high tech and allows the to monitor the status of the hybrid as well as the SYNC and MyLincoln features.

The 2.0-litre Atkinson engine is an inline four-cylinder partnered with an electric which combine to produce and 129 lb-ft of torque.

Storied luxurious and elegant redesign full of technology

2014 MKZ Hybrid, as driven by Russell

Overview  Front-wheel-drive, front-engine, hybrid sedan

Pros   and stylish. Phenomenal fuel

Cons   Small trunk.

for money   Good.

What I change?   The name. It is too similar to the of the other current Lincoln

Lincoln is the Ford Motor lone premium brand the bean-counters decided to sell off Aston Martin. and Volvo in an to right the corporate ship and on its domestic offerings.

The storied marque had become stagnant the past decade, as the Navigator, an SUV, and the seriously outdated Car were the company’s bread-and-butter

The luxurious Lincolns of the past long gone, as the life was out of the struggling nameplate by more competitors like Lexus and as well as the always appealing marques BMW. Audi and Even GM’s Cadillac was leaving Lincoln in its wake.

The MKZ Hybrid features a longer and overall length than its the Toyota Camry Hybrid.

Purcell, Driving

Following the downturn that almost the North American automotive Ford began to rise the ashes with a new found and the automotive giant’s product was revamped to compete with the the world has to offer. This included Lincoln, which expand its catalog to include a of new models that were to attract a new wave of customers to the proud nameplate.

One look at the MKZ and it is obvious that the design has worked hard to differentiate new models from their offerings at Ford. While platform designs represent the that give the modern car a solid foundation on which to it is equally important that the brands establish their own

The MKZ is the car that Ford brass will help re-establish the brand, so it has been penned to be luxurious, and chock full of An aging customer base is a so the MKZ is aimed at bringing a much consumer into the Lincoln

The rear passenger compartment has for three average sized and is very airy when the car is with the large panel roof.

Russell Purcell,

The MKZ is a mid-sized, front-wheel-drive sedan in three flavours. The entry features Ford’s 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine which 240-horsepower and 270 lbs.-ft of torque. For consumers that appreciate the running of a V6, Lincoln offers the MKZ with a 3.7-litre V6, which is for 300 horsepower and 277 lb.-ft. of torque. of these models feature a automatic transmission, and all-wheel-drive is as an option.

The subject of this is the MKZ Hybrid, which is fitted a 2.0-litre, Atkinson cycle hybrid engine and an Electronic Variable Transmission (e-CVT). ultra-efficient power plant 188 combined horsepower and 129 lb.-ft. of and is only available in front-wheel-drive

Acceleration is very linear, as the car forward quickly and quietly surprisingly little noise the e-CVT. In fact, the MKZ Hybrid is the quietest car I have driven in memory. I pushed the car to about 130 an hour momentarily while a passing manoeuvre, and the cabin free of excess wind and noise.

The test vehicle featured the panoramic glass roof, so is pretty impressive, as window tend to be tested once you triple digit speeds.

The MKZ can be equipped with a large, glass roof.

Russell Driving

Lincoln Drive is standard, which is an automatic which intuitively integrates a of systems — engine, transmission, and chassis — to reduce noise, the ride and improve driving It seems to work, as the car is a precise and overall ride quality was and serene throughout my test There was only one hiccup by a series of extra wide bumps, which caused the Controlled Damping adjustable to stiffen to a rather extreme of hardness that caused in the trunk of the car to bounce around in

As a larger individual, I came appreciative of the space available in the passenger compartment. The front proved both comfortable and and all controls are within reach of hand and eye.

The dash and look very uncluttered. selection is made via a vertical of soft touch buttons, touch sensor controls are to operate the climate control

The MKZ Hybrid features an uncluttered and functional dash layout.

Russell Purcell, Driving

visibility is very good due to the windows, but extra large and a rear facing camera are on board to ensure that will be fully aware of surroundings during vehicle

The rear seating compartment has for three adults as the MKZ is a rather car, but taller folks may it taxing for long trips, as the roofline and short foot conspire to rob six-footers of comfort.

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savvy consumers will SYNC with MyLincoln

This innovative system the operation of the climate control, and various infotainment devices so the driver can operate them steering-wheel mounted controls and commands. A large, touch-screen dominates the centre stack, the front passenger to monitor functions and manipulate settings of the equipment.

The 8-inch LCD display is the basis for the SYNC and MyLincoln systems and offers secondary for the climate control.

Russell Driving

The MKZ is luxuriously appointed and a of trim levels allow you to it quite opulent. Features as perforated leather seats, wood and alloy trim, LCD instrumentation, a THX-certified sound and heated and chilled front create a very pleasant Optional safety equipment include a suite of advanced aids such as Lane Aid, Lane Keeping and Driver Assist, as well as Cruise Control and Collision

Like most hybrid the trunk in the MKZ Hybrid is substantially than its traditionally powered due to the fact that the hybrid batteries reside behind the seats. At 11.1 cubic in size, it should be sufficient for a of golf bags or the weekly to Costco. Luckily, the rear fold flat should you to carry larger items.

The MKZ Hybrid represents an attractive at a good price, but the big challenge for the planning team is how to get the word out and in the seats.

This car is faced the formidable challenge of the Lexus which while more in appearance, scores big in the reliability and quality departments.

An even direct threat comes in-house. Ford’s similarly Fusion Hybrid has an equally face and a lower price.

The MKZ lineup is distinctive and represents a mix of technology and style, but does it enough appeal to keep the brand relevant in this age? I hope so.

The Specs

of vehicle   Front-wheel-drive, front-engine, hybrid sedan

Engine   four-cylinder with electric assist.

Power   141 hp @ 6,000 rpm hp combined engine and motor); 129 of torque @ 4,000 rpm

Transmission   Electronic Continuously Transmission (e-CVT)

Brakes   disc with ABS


Price: base / as tested   / $48,300

Standard features    EcoGuide instrument cluster, leather-trimmed seating, power front seats with memory, 60/40 split seats, dual-zone climate genuine wood trim, with MyLincoln Touch, LCD screen, Lincoln premium with 11 speakers, AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA, capability, SiriusXM, remote entry, traction control, control, body-coloured door with chrome inserts, chrome exhaust tips, bumpers, adaptive LED headlamps, LED lamps, ABS brakes, MyKey full complement of airbags front, knee, side and remote start, tire monitoring system, ABS brakes, painted alloy wheels.

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