Demand for the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid has outpaced Ford’s own expectations. The Hybrid continues to be a popular trim within the MKZ model range, thanks largely to its fuel economy and top-rated dependability.
As one of the most fuel efficient luxury vehicles available, the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid boasts an EPA certified 41 mpg city and 36 mpg highway EPA rating. This is achieved with Ford’s award-winning 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine, permanent magnet electric motor and eCVT transmission. The gas-electric powertrain is rated at 191 horsepower.
Additionally, more buyers are looking to the Lincoln brand for its renowned dependability. Lincoln recently received the highest score for long-term durability among all vehicle brands in the annual J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Vehicle Dependability Study, beating a number of other premium brands for the top spot.
Value has also fueled sales of the MKZ Hybrid, as both the gasoline and hybrid versions of the MKZ have the same suggested retail price of $34,605.
“Lincoln’s latest models continue to be well received by luxury car customers” said C.J. O’Donnell, Lincoln group marketing manager. “The MKZ Hybrid is just the start of the journey we are taking in redefining the Lincoln brand and its new model range for the future. Lincoln uniquely blends the style today’s luxury vehicle customers demand with impressive, clean, economical performance as well as a wide range of intuitive technologies and features.”