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2014 Lincoln Mkz Hybrid

2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

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Nice upgrade

by from Texas on October 6, 2013

When my reliable Prius met an unfortunate end, I decided to upgrade to something nicer. Looked at her eligible sisters and then drove the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. Very nice. I'm doing much better mileage-w...
When my reliable Prius met an unfortunate end, I decided to upgrade to something nicer. Looked at her eligible sisters and then drove the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. Very nice. I'm doing much better mileage-wise than I really expected and I love the gadgets and the leather seats and the color and the looks. If you want a car that will zoom everywhere, this is not what you're looking for. But if you want a luxurious hybrid, this one is hard to beat.
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Posh and High Tech

by from Boston area on November 19, 2013

The MKZ gets a 5 star safety rating from the NHTSA and “Top Safety Pick+” safety rating from the IIHS. Consumer Reports gives it very high reliability history component-by-component as well as very hi...
The MKZ gets a 5 star safety rating from the NHTSA and “Top Safety Pick+” safety rating from the IIHS. Consumer Reports gives it very high reliability history component-by-component as well as very high safety ratings. The MKZ Hybrid gets better miles per gallon than very tiny cars like the Fiat 500, a Scion iQ or a Smart ForTwo Coupe. It even beats other hybrids like the Ford C-MAX Hybrid and the Toyota Prius V. Not bad for a mid-size luxury sedan. Some reviewers say that the Lincoln MKZ is just a rebadged Ford Fusion. I looked closely at the packaging of a fully-loaded Ford Fusion Titanium Hybrid vs. the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. There is a long list of options available for the MKZ that are not available for the Fusion. These include things like a computerized dampening system that constantly adjusts based on road conditions, LED headlights (all lights are LED), Panoramic Roof, Active Noise Control (like those headsets you wear on the plane to cancel ambient noise—the whole cabin has that), THX II audio system, adaptive headlamps, radar cruise control, collision alert system, and much more. Another common complaint is about the controls. I think the reviewers didn’t spend enough time to learn the MyLincoln Touch system. I’ve had time to become familiar with the system and there’s definitely method to the madness. Controls are very logically and functionally laid out. It is set up so that while driving you can use very easy voice commands or a 5-way controller on the steering wheel in conjunction with a simplified display on the instrument cluster. The LCD touch screen is mostly for navigation, displaying information, and for accessing the many, many options, settings, and functions while the vehicle is not moving. (I personally think it’s reckless to focus too much on a touch screen while driving.) Some of the MKZ reviews compare performance against high-performance luxury sedans from BMW, Audi and Cadillac. The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid has mediocre acceleration (Duh! It’s a hybrid). Instead of road-racing handling it delivers a refined, quiet, posh ride. Off the drag strip and off the race track, though, it handles very well. It makes driving in the herky-jerky traffic in Eastern Massachusetts actually fun. Steering is responsive and natural. Acceleration is surprisingly good for a hybrid. Horsepower is 188. Zero to sixty in ten seconds. Dampening is computerized and adjusts every few milliseconds. Steering is all electric. Steering, brakes, traction control and dampening “learn” to adjust to your driving habits and environment. High tech stuff. Consumer Reports gives the 2014 Lincoln MKZ a very good review with the only negative being the entertainment and navigation controls (discussed above). The reliability ratings are very high, it’s “score card” gives the highest ratings in owner satisfaction (that says something), fuel economy, accident avoidance, front-seat comfort, and safety. Consumer Reports says that the 2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid "has a luxurious, quiet interior and its ride and handling rival some high-end European sports sedans.” What’s missing from most of the reviews are the tech features which just go on and on. For example, the hybrid system uses GPS to learn your frequent destinations and optimizes mileage. A driver alert system detects when you’re not driving straight and gives you a warning to take a coffee break. In a collision that causes the airbags to inflate, the car will automatically call 911, send them your location, and play a recording for the 911 operator saying that there was an accident in case you are unable to speak. It will even read your text messages if you ask. And there’s so much more. I highly recommend giving this car a look to those who want safety, reliability, luxury, and something different than the now so-common BMW or Audi. Tech and gadget freaks might also find it very interesting.
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Fuel Effeciency and Luxury Galore!

by from Houston, TX on July 23, 2014

I recently doubled my mileage on my daily work commute and the gas was eating me up. I reluctantly traded in my Luxury Buick for the 2014 MKZ Hybrid, and am sooo pleased w/the decision. The dealership...
I recently doubled my mileage on my daily work commute and the gas was eating me up. I reluctantly traded in my Luxury Buick for the 2014 MKZ Hybrid, and am sooo pleased w/the decision. The dealership was awesome and the car is off the charts on the gas mileage. I average between 38-42 on my long daily drive to work. The seats are very comfortable, interior is beautiful. The SYNC and hands free dashboard system increase safety during combat driving on our Houston Freeways. Handles great in rain and has good pick up during acceleration. It also provides the luxury that my middle-aged backside has come to expect in a car that I spend at least 2 hours a day in. Only had it a month, but so far, no issues w/workmanship, mechanical or overall quality. I have to say, this is an awesome car for the price and the money I'm saving on gas is just hard to believe, but I'm believing it!
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THE MOST CLASSY CAR I HAVE DRIVEN FOR A GREAT PRIC

by from MA on June 26, 2014

I OWN THIS AMAZING VEHICLE 2014 MKZ THIS VEHICLE HAS CLASS WRITTEN ALL OVER IT I TEST DROVE A CADILLAC CTS WITH ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES THE PRICE WAS 53,000 THE VEHICLE WAS SO OVERPRICED THE LOOKS ...
I OWN THIS AMAZING VEHICLE 2014 MKZ THIS VEHICLE HAS CLASS WRITTEN ALL OVER IT I TEST DROVE A CADILLAC CTS WITH ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES THE PRICE WAS 53,000 THE VEHICLE WAS SO OVERPRICED THE LOOKS HAVE CHANGED NOT APPEALING AT ALL I LOVE MY MKZ HYBRID IT IS VERY COMFTABLE HAS ENOUGH LEG ROOM AND IS A DREAM TO DRIVE WAY TO GO LINCOLN WITH A LOT OF CLASS FOR SURE!!!!
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Beautiful car

by from Pittsburgh, PA on August 10, 2014

Love the styling of the car. So far it has performed well. 40 mpg on recent trip. Ride is very smooth and quiet. A little disappointed that GPS was not standard. This is a lease car.
Love the styling of the car. So far it has performed well. 40 mpg on recent trip. Ride is very smooth and quiet. A little disappointed that GPS was not standard. This is a lease car.
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Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

by from San Antonio TX on November 20, 2014

Love the technology. Good mileage, decent ride. nice looking auto for its size. Trunk space a little tight especially if there is a need to carry strollers, walkers. or other items such as these.
Love the technology. Good mileage, decent ride. nice looking auto for its size. Trunk space a little tight especially if there is a need to carry strollers, walkers. or other items such as these.
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Worth the money....

by from Chambersburg, Pa on January 29, 2015

This Lincoln MKZ Hybrid has an awesome smooth ride....it is very roomy inside and quiet to the outside....The body style is very nice and the interior as well.....we r very pleased with our purchase.....
This Lincoln MKZ Hybrid has an awesome smooth ride....it is very roomy inside and quiet to the outside....The body style is very nice and the interior as well.....we r very pleased with our purchase....Barb and Randall Gunder
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Double the gas mileage of my 2006 Lincoln Zephyr

by from SanLuis Obispo , CA on May 7, 2014

The magic happened .Great gas mileage , ultimate comfort,all the bells & whistles.Go and buy one !!!
The magic happened .Great gas mileage , ultimate comfort,all the bells & whistles.Go and buy one !!!
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magnificant vehichle

by from Melbourne, Fl on June 20, 2014

Did my homework on all hybrids available. Can certainly find a more expensive hybrid but save your money. The Lincoln MKZ hybrid is classy, sporty and technologically amazing. Definitely worth checkin...
Did my homework on all hybrids available. Can certainly find a more expensive hybrid but save your money. The Lincoln MKZ hybrid is classy, sporty and technologically amazing. Definitely worth checking out before you buy.
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comfort & class

by from Central,Pa on July 29, 2014

we ordered ours in mid march of 2014 and it finally arrived in the first week of June. The wait was worth it; navigation, entertainment, sync and the lane assist and blind spot alerts are fantastic. T...
we ordered ours in mid march of 2014 and it finally arrived in the first week of June. The wait was worth it; navigation, entertainment, sync and the lane assist and blind spot alerts are fantastic. The ext. finish (sunset metallic) is very sharp and the interior is without fault and very comfy. Lincoln hit the mark on this one, GREAT JOB LINCOLN.
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