The Lincoln MKZ is a midsize luxurious vehicle that is designed for drivers looking for a relaxing ride with many features to choose from. MKZ can be purchased with hybrid and gasoline engines, and all-wheel drive. This makes it a versatile vehicle for a range of needs for driving. This model Lincoln MKZ was originally launched in 2006, and the current model was released in 2013 as a model.
The Lincoln MKZ is perhaps most remarkable for its performance capabilities and reasonable hybrid version however, it also comes with an array of luxury features that place it in an excellent place in the entry-level luxury automobile market.
Its design has made significant improvements in comparison to the previous generation and it’s fascinating to see if this will result in more sales, specifically in the younger demographics Lincoln is seeking to target.
Trims and Pricing
There are three models of the MKZ available , and they differ mostly through their powertrains starting with the basic model having a turbocharged gasoline-powered 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that starts at the upper end of the $36,000 mark.
The MKZ Hybrid has a hybrid 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that begins at the same $36,000 to 37,000 price range.
The MKZ AWD comes with four-wheel drive, and is driven by a turbocharged four-cylinder motor which is 2.0 liters. Its price is at around $38,000. Amazingly, Lincoln can keep the initial prices quite close for the features provided, while other brands tend to have larger gap to choose the hybrid or four-wheel drive vehicle.
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Engine and Performance
Concerning the crucial powertrain there are two engines, and three options.
The engine’s main component is the 2.0-liter turbocharged GTDI I-4 EcoBoost that puts out 250 horsepower at 5,500 RPM when using premium fuel. It also puts out the equivalent of 231 horses at 5,500 RPM when using regular fuel. It can also produce the torque of 270 pounds at 3000 RPM. It is still able to achieve an average of 22 miles for every gallon when in cities and 33 miles of fuel per gallon when driving, and the 26 mile per gallon when combined.
It comes with an official compressive ratio of 9.3 to 1. It runs through an eight-speed SelectShift automatic transmission that has paddle shifters. It is available on front-wheel drive as well as all-wheel drive cars.
The second engine choice is one that is a 2.0-liter Atkinson-Cycle four-cylinder inline hybrid engine. It comes with an electronic Continuously Variable transmission and produces an engine that produces 188 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 129 lbs-feet of torque at 4000 RPM. The EPA estimates fuel efficiency as 45 miles for a gallon within city areas as well as on the highway combined. The hybrid engine is an permanent magnet AC synchronous motor and the 1.4kWh lithium-ion battery that has the power of 35kW.
The Lincoln MKZ features Active Noise Control, which minimizes noise from the vehicle and enhances the sound that promotes tranquility. To keep the interior in a relaxed atmosphere, the car has comfortable leather seats and the front seats can be adjusted at the push of a button, with the memory features to the drivers seat. Interior LED lighting accents offer an elegant, contemporary look in the interior. They can be personalized by the color.
The importance of comfort is not limited to style This is the reason this Lincoln MKZ features heated and cool front seats, cooled rear seats , and the steering wheel is heated.
It also has a tachometer. Lincoln MKZ also has Active Park Assist that allows parallel parking and adaptive cruise control. It also has push button start , and an alert system for crossing traffic. The technological features make it more enjoyable to drive, more secure overall, and more extravagant.