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2011 Lincoln MKZ

2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

At a Glance

Pricing $34,645 - $42,230
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 2.5l I4 HEV, 3.5l V6
Transmissions A6, CVT
Fuel Economy 17-41 (city), 24-36 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 67

Overview Information

Many automakers are pursuing the growing entry-level luxury segment. As Toyota offers the Camry as the more upscale Lexus ES, Ford offers a Lincoln variant of the Fusion sedan. The MKZ offers clean exterior styling with modern lighting, a highly styled interior with a standard power leather seats, and upscale interior trim appointments. Unlike its sibling the Ford Fusion, the MKZ offers just two powertrains: a 263-bhp V6 and a four-cylinder gas/electric hybrid.

What Changed:

A gasoline/electric hybrid model joins the lineup. The hybrid pairs a 2.5l four-cylinder engine with a small electric motor and CVT transmission. Ford estimates the fuel economy as 41/36 city/hwy.

Official Word:

An elegant exterior design, a luxurious interior, exceptional performance and an ultra-smooth, quiet ride: Designers artfully packaged each of these classic Lincoln characteristics together in a premium midsize sedan to create the 2011 Lincoln MKZ. For 2011, customers accustomed to signature high-end features are treated to exclusive technologies including an available voice-activated navigation system with HD Radio(R), Lincoln SYNC(R) voice-activated communications and infotainment system, and MyKey(TM) programmable vehicle key, among others. And, new for 2011, Lincoln...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
MKZ 100A 3.5l V6 (263-bhp) A6 FWD 18/27/22 63 $34,645
MKZ 100A 3.5l V6 (263-bhp) A6 AWD 17/24/20 67 $36,535
MKZ 101A 3.5l V6 (263-bhp) A6 FWD 18/27/22 63 $37,340
MKZ 101A 3.5l V6 (263-bhp) A6 AWD 17/24/20 67 $39,230
MKZ 102A 3.5l V6 (263-bhp) A6 FWD 18/27/22 63 $40,340
MKZ 102A 3.5l V6 (263-bhp) A6 AWD 17/24/20 67 $42,230
MKZ Hybrid 200A 2.5l I4 HEV (156-bhp) CVT FWD 41/36/39 49 $34,645
MKZ Hybrid 201A 2.5l I4 HEV (156-bhp) CVT FWD 41/36/39 49 $38,340
MKZ Hybrid 202A 2.5l I4 HEV (156-bhp) CVT FWD 41/36/39 49 $40,340