Although there’s of hybrids on the market today, the 2011 Lincoln MKZ is a stand-out, as it’s the most fuel-efficient premium hybrid available. Recently, the folks at Autoweek got behind the wheel, and found that there’s plenty to love about the 2011 MKZ.
First, the MKZ styling was applauded for its “timeless design.” While this isn’t the type of car that will turn heads, its instantly identifiable thanks to its large grille up front and enlarged emblems on the front and the rear of the car.
Inside, the editors noted that quality is superb, and controls for various systems are easy to operate. In addition to being laid out well, buttons are large, making the operation of the nav system, temperature controls and radio dead simple.
On the road, the MKZ hybrid was praised for its quiet cabin. Autoweek editors barely heard any road noise during their commute. While brakes were said to be a bit sensitive, there was always plenty of power on tap for passing and higher-speed maneuvers. Powering the MKZ hybrid is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission. An EV mode is also available to maximize fuel economy and eliminate emissions.
For premium car buyers looking for strong fuel economy above all else, the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is a solid option. With an EPA-estimated 39 miles per gallon, few midsize premium sedans can compete. Not only is the MKZ Hybrid efficient, but according to the editors of Autoweek, it’s also “one fine package” overall.