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  • (4.8) 28 reviews
  • Available Prices: $16,481–$26,969
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 40
  • Engine: 141-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 2-speed CVT w/OD
2015 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

Our Take on the Latest Model 2015 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

What We Don't Like

  • Touch-sensitive control panels
  • Voice-control reliability
  • Rear seat headroom
  • Lack of luxury feel inside

Notable Features

  • Turbo four-cylinder or V-6 engine
  • Available gas-electric hybrid for the same price as the gas-only model
  • Push-button automatic transmission standard
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Inflatable rear seat belts available

2015 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Reviews

Vehicle Overview

The Lincoln MKZ midsize sedan shares its platform with the Ford Fusion but has different styling and unique features, including an automatic transmission operated by five dashboard buttons instead of a shift lever. It is available with front- or all-wheel drive and with a turbocharged four-cylinder or V-6 engine. A hybrid version is also offered. Competitors include the Acura TLX and Lexus ES.

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New for 2015
An embedded 3G cellular connection lets the MKZ work with the MyLincoln Mobile smartphone app. The app lets you do things like remotely lock the car, schedule remote starts and check the fuel level.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • 18-inch alloy wheels; 19-inch wheels available
  • LED headlamps
  • LED taillights
  • Available retracting panoramic roof
  • Available rain-sensing windshield wipers

Interior Highlights

  • Sync and MyLincoln Touch with 8-inch screen
  • Heated front seats; available ventilated front seats
  • Available navigation system
  • Available heated rear seats and steering wheel
  • Available THX II-certified premium stereo

Under the Hood

  • 240-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Available 300-hp, 3.7-liter V-6
  • Six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters
  • Front-wheel drive; available all-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Eight airbags
  • Backup camera
  • Available blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Available inflatable rear seat belts
  • Rear parking sensors; front parking sensors available

MKZ Hybrid
The MKZ Hybrid uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, an electric motor powered by lithium-ion batteries and a continuously variable automatic transmission. The MKZ Hybrid gets an EPA-estimated 41 mpg in city driving and 39 mpg on the highway for a combined rating of 40 mpg.
What's Special

  • Front-wheel drive
  • Total system output of 188 hp
  • Same starting price as gas-only MKZ
  • Similar standard and available features as regular MKZ

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Consumer Reviews

(4.8)

Average based on 28 reviews

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Over Priced for a Higher Mileage Hybrid

by Retired from WI on December 1, 2017

1st- a hybrid in Rural Wi. Like in this area is not favorable, thus should be Sold for $2-$3k less than a V6.. Just look around at other Dealers trying to sell a hybrid -they can't.. And the Mileage i... Read Full Review

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2 Trims Available

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Wondering which configuration is right for you?
Our 2015 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid trim comparison will help you decide.

2015 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Base

Front
A
Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Base

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Overall evaluation
A
Retraints and dummy kinematics
A
Structure and safety cage
A

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Other

Roof Strength
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
A
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Base

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Base

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $2,200 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

72mo/70,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

unlimitedmo/unlimited

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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