2013 Lincoln Mkz Hybrid
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Tech Marvel; Good blend of performance and economy

by from Los Angeles, CA on March 29, 2015

Just got a used 2013 MKZ Hybrid with all the extras. It's the most comfortable car I've ever owned and also the best on gas. The technology is incredible and works well, though there is a learning cur...
Just got a used 2013 MKZ Hybrid with all the extras. It's the most comfortable car I've ever owned and also the best on gas. The technology is incredible and works well, though there is a learning curve. Once you've mastered it, I doubt one would ever do without its capabilities. High points are its great appearance outside and inside; fine handling; comfortable and quiet ride (in normal mode); superb sound system (I have THX); fuel economy (I'm getting mid-30s but lifetime shows as close to 39); and, of course, all those gadgets -- most of which are really useful. Low points are the gas engine drone when it's in use and somewhat sluggish acceleration -- though the power is there when needed. I'm also still getting used to the proximity of the visor, a byproduct of the slippery design and raked A pillar. Some have complained about the Lincoln Touch system. I have found it to be clear and responsive. It's undeniably complicated, but that's more a factor of its range of capabilities than bad design. I don't know how one could do so many things and make it simpler. And the voice command can be used for nearly everything and does work well. The only other hybrid I've driven is the Prius, and the Lincoln debunks nearly all of the conventional wisdom about hybrids. At the cost of a few MPG, you get a truly solid car with all the high-tech features; a much more comfortable and quiet ride; and a unique (and beautiful) appearance. There are questions about whether the Lincoln MKZ hybrid is truly different from the Fusion Titanium hybrid. While the power train and instrument cluster are the same, the Lincoln has a far more premium feel. Its interior is far more beautiful (if slightly smaller), and it offers lots of extra features. I found that the price of more-or-less equivalent certified used cars was the same. Evidently the Lincoln's initial premium over the Ford is reduced by depreciation. There also seems to be a better supply of well-cared-for two-year-old Lincoln hybrids than Fusion Titanium hybrids, possibly because the Lincoln offered a two-year lease when new and those leases are maturing in 2015. So, overall, I'm very pleased with the car. I did not get a hybrid to save money, but rather to be environmentally conscious, and there are not a lot of alternatives in this category. I'd be even more enthused if the gas motor was slightly less obtrusive under acceleration, but that's a minor quibble.
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Thankful we got this car

by from Auburn, California on February 17, 2015

We purchased our 2013 mkZ in Jan 2015. It was a beautiful ruby red hybrid. We absolutely loved it. The technology was fantastic and my wife got right at 40mpg in her 60mile RT commute of 1/2 city 1/2 ...
We purchased our 2013 mkZ in Jan 2015. It was a beautiful ruby red hybrid. We absolutely loved it. The technology was fantastic and my wife got right at 40mpg in her 60mile RT commute of 1/2 city 1/2 hiway. I did subtract one star from performance only because the hybrid could maybe use a bit more ooomph, though it does gallop when the pedal is mashed. Now speaking of mashed, my wife and daughter were in the car when it was hit head on at 50+mph by an out of control Subaru. The car was totalled. But my wife and daughter are OK, though each had surgery where pins and screws had to be installed. We are thankful they were in this car with 8 airbags going off in the front no doubt saving them from more injuries or worse. We had the car less than a month. We will be getting another when my wife is able to work again.
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Very Reliable

by from on December 31, 2012

The new 2013 Lincoln MKZ hybrid is technically one of the best sedans that are coming in 2013. It is also a great family car with its 45 mpg. It is also a great car for safety including its cross traf...
The new 2013 Lincoln MKZ hybrid is technically one of the best sedans that are coming in 2013. It is also a great family car with its 45 mpg. It is also a great car for safety including its cross traffic alert and blind-spot warnings when another car comes close. This car will push Lincoln to the top ranks.
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just great car

by from Carlisle, Iowa on June 26, 2013

great gas mileage and drives great and so comfortable. I will buy another hybred in about 3 years as this one was my sons and my leased one will be up at that time.
great gas mileage and drives great and so comfortable. I will buy another hybred in about 3 years as this one was my sons and my leased one will be up at that time.
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MKZ Hybrid Cool Car

by from Tampa on April 9, 2013

Picked it up last week and it's a dream on every level. Lincoln has finally made a comeback and restored my faith in their brand.
Picked it up last week and it's a dream on every level. Lincoln has finally made a comeback and restored my faith in their brand.
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Never thought I would like a 4 cylinder hybrid.

by from North Port, FL on February 23, 2015

I bought this for a long work commute. My gas credit card bill has dropped by nearly half. I didn't think I would like a little 4 banger, but with the CVT transmission the acceleration is fine for my ...
I bought this for a long work commute. My gas credit card bill has dropped by nearly half. I didn't think I would like a little 4 banger, but with the CVT transmission the acceleration is fine for my commute. Cornering is good for a sedan. My 0-60mph is 9.2 (using my phones stopwatch) which is about the same as a 1984 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta. Did I mention the CVT transmission is awesome. Should be standard in all vehicles, no gears, just smooth acceleration without shifting. It is like a snowmobile or Quad... You mash the gas and it just keeps accelerating, no clunky gears. The myTouch computer is super easy, compared to my 2015 Honda pilot dial type interface. The screen resolution on the center display and the two gauge displays on either side of the speedometer is tight and fonts and color gradients look very iPad-ish and slick. The seats seem small and under padded, however all seats in all cars seem to be getting smaller. Getting in and out of this class of vehicle is getting harder and harder (at least for me). The style is like most other cars in this class, I think they all start from the same mold... So many cars share the same styling, slope of the rear passenger windows, rake of the front windshield, dual exhaust style with chrome thingy's in the bumper skirt seems to be a prerequisite in the this class. It is quiet and smooth on the highway. Has plenty of power for passing at 70mph (speed limit on I75 in FL) Tach redline at about 6000. At 90mph the tach reads 3300. Is it a race car? No, but it can get out of it's own way. I get 35mpg without trying on a 55 mile commute 1/2 highway, 1/2 stop-go. I get as high as 42.2mpg when conditions are perfect and take my time. It has three driving modes, sport normal and comfort. Sport is if you want to feel the road, and comfort if you want to feel it less. I drive mine in comfort most of the time and there is still plenty of road feedback. All in all I like the car a lot, the hybrid is fun for saving tons of money at the pump. Personally I don't like the grill, but my wife has to keep reminding me I don't see the outside of the car when I am driving.
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Great Stylish Car

by from Chicago on April 25, 2013

I've had it less than a week and love the ride and the technology. The drawback so far is MPG. Was hoping for 45 MPG and getting just 37 on the highway and 38 around town. Maybe MPG improves after the...
I've had it less than a week and love the ride and the technology. The drawback so far is MPG. Was hoping for 45 MPG and getting just 37 on the highway and 38 around town. Maybe MPG improves after the break-in period?
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best redesign ever

by from Fort myers,florida on July 17, 2013

As much as I liked the exterior I couldn't believe how much I liked the interior.When I sat in the drivers seat I fell in love with the interior.to me the dashboard view is the best I have ever seen.D...
As much as I liked the exterior I couldn't believe how much I liked the interior.When I sat in the drivers seat I fell in love with the interior.to me the dashboard view is the best I have ever seen.Dont take my word for it.Go to a Lincoln dealership and set in the front seat and I bet you will agree with me!
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Gorgeous vehicle

by from Kansas City, MO on June 8, 2013

Saw this car at the Auto Show and had to have one. Tried the Hybrid and thought it would be cool to drive a rolling "science experiment". I found one with the select equirment package and the panorami...
Saw this car at the Auto Show and had to have one. Tried the Hybrid and thought it would be cool to drive a rolling "science experiment". I found one with the select equirment package and the panoramic roof making it's sticker price fairly reasonable. With the rebates from Lincoln and an interest incentive, it was cheaper than my last car (2011 Mustang GT convertible). I'm averaging 45 MPG by paying attention to the informative gauges. The panoramic roof is great-makes me still feel like I have a convertible. I think it's amazing that a vehicle of this luxury and size can achieve 45 MPG plus.
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Love the car

by from CT on July 7, 2013

Have had it about 3 weeks now. Not getting the great mileage they chaim but will get over 45 on some runs, less on others. Averaging over 35mpg. Care is comfortable to drive and I'm really enjoying th...
Have had it about 3 weeks now. Not getting the great mileage they chaim but will get over 45 on some runs, less on others. Averaging over 35mpg. Care is comfortable to drive and I'm really enjoying the extras. Bought it loaded. Aside from having to wait much too long for delivery I'm very pleased.
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