2012 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid: Video Road Test and Review

TJ Keon
by TJ Keon
December 20, 2011

The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is a four door five passenger gas/electric sedan from the American luxury car builder and is powered by the combination of a 2.5 Liter four cylinder internal combustion engine and a 35 HP electric motor drawing juices from a Nickel Metal Hydride battery with regenerative braking to produce a maximum combined output of 191 HP and 136 lb-ft of torque that gets an estimated 41 MPG in the city and as much as 36 MPG on the highway, not to mention that the MKZ Hybrid can travel up to 47 MPH on battery power alone, as a zero emission vehicle, and up to 700 miles on a single tank of gas.

Not only is the MKZ Hybrid fuel efficient; but, starting at $34,755 it is also luxurious and well appointed with Bridge of Weir trimmed seating showing off the leather’s rich natural texture and wood trim featuring Walnut Swirl and Olive Ash pieces.  However one highlight of the MKZ Hybrid’s interior is the exclusive SmartGauge with EcoGuide, the dual LCD screens are found on either side of the speedometer and display an assortment of real time fuel economy figures as well as other green information.  One highlight is the efficiency leaves that appear in the display when the MKZ is being driven economically, and can ultimately grow vines and even blossom flowers if the vehicle’s overall efficiency is high enough.

A list of cars similar to the MKZ Hybrid includes the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Buick LaCrosse with eAssist and BMW 335d.

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