I have owned my 2015 MKZ Hybrid for 2 weeks and absolutely love it. I am 52 years old and have owned a variety of luxury cars and this is the best overall for a day-to-day car. Averaging 40 mpg or mor...
I have owned my 2015 MKZ Hybrid for 2 weeks and absolutely love it. I am 52 years old and have owned a variety of luxury cars and this is the best overall for a day-to-day car. Averaging 40 mpg or more and the car is not even broken in yet. I do a lot of highway driving and am still getting 38+ mpg for a 90 mile one-way commute, 80 of which is highway traveling at 75 mph. Cut my gas costs in half and the car easily goes 90 mph if you need to (which lets face it, is unnecessary). Even getting 45 mpg + when just tooling around town by trying to keep the car battery (EV) mode as much as possible. If you drive a hybrid you know what I'm talking about.
And the comfort and tech items are fantastic. Eyes rarely leave the road as everything can be manipulated from the steering wheel or voice commands. Active noise cancelation and active suspension are incredible making it one of most quiet and comfortable cars I have ever driven. Lincoln has really done a nice job on the overall ride experience. Also, tons of other tech items such as WiFi and IPhone Remote App give you every little gimmick you would ever need.
Incidentally, News and World Report rates the MKZ vehicle 22nd out of 22 in its Upscale Mid-Size category. Yes, last place. All I can say is I'm sure glad I didn't rely on that report, but rather the consumers' reviews and my own research. I drove many of the comparably priced vehicles rated above MKZ including the Volvo S60 (#8), Acura TLX (#2), Buick Regal (#8), Cadillac ATS (#5), and Lexus ES Hybrid (#14), and simply put, I liked the MKZ better when considering the whole package. The MyTouch Info Display is not confusing as the commentators noted, and actually, is very intuitive once you get used to it. Other comments that the interior materials are cheap are simply nit-picking. The interior design and tech items as a whole are really really nice.
Finally, EVERYONE who has looked and sat in the car absolutely loves it. The car is very cool. Enough said.
I'll check in on reliability after 6 months.