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5 Fast Facts: 2016 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

5 Fast Facts: 2016 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

By Philly Murtha, April 24, 2016

The 2016 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is a green variant of the gasoline-powered MKZ compact premium sedan and averages 41 mpg in city driving and 39 mpg on the highway, according to EPA estimates.

When considering a compact luxury car, you may want to consider these five fast facts about the fuel-efficient 2016 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid:

1) Lincoln’s MKZ hybrid shares a third-generation powertrain with the hybrid Ford Fusion and C-Max. The MKZ Hybrid rides on 18-in. wheels and is equipped with a 2.0-liter, Atkinson-cycle gasoline engine, electric motor, and 1.4-kWh Lithium-ion battery that provide a combined 188 horsepower.
2) This variant’s powertrain is partnered with an electronically controlled, continuously variable transmission (CVT) that directs energy to the front wheels. Only available in front-wheel drive (FWD), the MKZ Hybrid can travel up to 85 mph in all-electric mode, the manufacturer says.
3) One drawback is less cargo room—only 11.1 cu. ft. of space is available with the hybrid component arrangement. However, the MKZ Hybrid makes up for less space with more features—even in the base Premiere. Items that are included: 10-way power heated seats, interior wood trim, split-folding rear seating, Sync and MyLincoln Touch, Bluetooth connectivity, plus adaptive LED headlights and rear park-assist sensors. Select and Reserve trims step up the range of features with interior, performance, and safety features.
4) Advanced driver-assistance features such as a blind-spot monitor, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and forward-collision warning are offered on higher Select and Reserve trim levels.
5) In federal government crash tests, the MKZ Hybrid received the highest-possible 5-star overall safety score. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the 2015 MKZ Hybrid a best-possible “Good” score in four tests and “Acceptable” in the small overlap front crash evaluation, which still translated to a “Top Safety Pick.”

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