2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Priced From $35,180--Same As Gas Only Model

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With a fuel economy of 36 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway, the new 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid already lays claim to the title of being the world’s most fuel efficient luxury sedan, and now it’s making the headlines once again. Lincoln will sell its new hybrid at the same base price as its conventional gasoline only V-6 powered sibling, with an official starting price of $35,180.

This means that customers will have a no-cost choice of a gas or hybrid powertrain with the Lincoln MKZ, although it must be noted that the hybrid model only has a four-cylinder engine as opposed to the V-6 model which gets six cylinders.

Either way, the MKZ Hybrid still offers plenty of punch thanks to the combination of its 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, batteries and electric motor, all of which deliver a combined output of 191 horsepower. (This is the same proven powertrain used in the well-received 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid.)

Standard features of the car include Ford’s latest SmartGauge and EcoGuide digital eco-driving coach, as well as leather seats; power front seats with heating and ventilation; wood trim; parking sensors; MyKey, which allows drivers to set speed limits and warnings; and a special keyless entry system, which lights up along the door pillar and is touch-sensitive.

The 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid outdoes its closest competitor, the Lexus HS 250h, by offering more standard features, offering seating for five instead of four, and getting 6 mpg better fuel economy on the highway. It goes on sale this fall.

For more details, check out John Voelcker's extensive report by clicking here.


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Comments (7)
  1. Go Lincoln and go American Cars!!! A Lincoln dealer told me a year and a half ago that these cars were going to kick it and they have. Kudos to Lincoln-especially on the pricing-well done!!!!!

  2. that's a nice incentive. why wouldn't you get the hybrid now.

  3. A no-added-cost hybrid... agreed, why wouldn't people add this? Ford will sell lots of these.

  4. Wow, makes it hard not to choose the 41-mpg version.

  5. This is a pretty brilliant move by Lincoln. High mileage or high perf, same price, take yer pick. But how many hybrids can they REALLY sell?

  6. Another brilliant move by Ford to get the MKZ on par with Lexus is quite a feat. really really impressive

  7. Charlie Yankos, on par with Lexus? Really? The Lincoln is bigger, more powerful and has more standard features than the Lexus. Lincoln really smashes Lexus out of the ballpark here.

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