The MKZ has a good ride and strong acceleration. Front- and all-wheel drive versions are offered, and a four-cylinder gas-electric hybrid is now available. Handling is responsive and the MKZ is engaging to drive. IIHS crash-test results are impressive. The cabin is quiet, but it should be roomier and better finished to match its direct competitors.
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MKZLover by Greg from Tampa on 05/06/2013. Trim: 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Styling, comfort, ease of use button control, ride, exceptional MPG.
Cons: That while the technology has been available for sometime, U.S. car makers were too SLOW to act in coming to market with a decent hybrid. GM should simply be ashamed of themselves for killing their own EV years ago. In other words, U.S. car makers lost market share by not voluntarily bringing their hybrids to market before the imports. The sales teams at many Lincoln dealerships have a few salespeople on their floor that are well past their expiration dates and who have no clue how to handle a younger audience.
Overall review: I've owned every hybrid, Prius, Camry, Optima. I have test driven every hybrid including the new Lexus ES and MKZ wins hand down for comfort, ride, styling and MPG. The MPG is spot on. I'm averaging 42 combined. There is no hesitation when in EV mode at 60 MPH, as compared to the Lexus ES, which rides like a tarted up Camry (and lets you know when your in hybrid mode). Interior is smashing and the quality of the seats beats the Lexus' text material. Lincoln offers the best value for the dollar, which in the end, is what many buyer's will use to compare the MKZ against the the competing brands. On the road, the Z-Brid has great pick up. Put your foot down and she moves. I've put 1500 miles on MKZ thus far and over 500 of the miles I've driven have been PURE EV miles. My Optima Hybrid achieved 40% less than the advertised MPG. My Prius achieved great gas mileage but was uncomfortable and a "one and done" selection for me.
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