Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

Jan 24, 2011
Outside Magazine
Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

Lincoln MKZ Hybrid    Photo: Photo courtesy Lincoln

THE SELL: A hybrid that's as luxurious as it is eco-conscious.
THE TEST: It feels like a Lexus. The MKZ coddles passengers with temperature-controlled seats, sustainably sourced leather, and a sound-sealed cabin—then drives more efficiently (41 mpg) than almost any hybrid. A gauge on the dash warned when I was using too much power and was going to need the gas engine, giving me time to ease back to stay in the more efficient all-electric mode.
THE VERDICT: The MKZ hits the spot between maximizing fuel efficiency and outrageous comfort—without a lofty price tag to match. $34,330 (from the high $20s depending on state tax credits); 41 mpg city/36 hwy;

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