Lincoln tops the US fuel-efficiency charts with its 2011 MKZ Hybrid
2011 MKZ Hybrid is Lincoln's first-ever ride in the hybrid class and now that car has officially topped the American chart for fuel-efficiency with an EPA-certified 41 mpg rating in city driving and 36 mpg on the highway.
"The 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid provides a real choice in the marketplace for customers looking for a vehicle that not only makes a statement about who they are but also reflects their ideals," said Derrick Kuzak, Ford's group vice president, Global Product Development. "It offers the best fuel economy in its segment, a host of advanced safety features, and all the amenities and modern design of a true luxury sedan."
The final fuel economy certification of the 2011 MKZ Hybrid was finished this week, and the ride will officially carry an EPA-estimated label of 41 mpg for city driving and 36 mpg on the highway when hit the market this fall. The fresh-looking vehicle has easily exceeded its nearest competitor – the 2010 Lexus HS 250h – by 6 mpg, one more passenger seat and more standard features in the area of safety and luxury.
"The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid offers everything our customers look for in a midsize luxury sedan, plus unsurpassed fuel economy," said Kuzak. "Our engineers worked to ensure the hybrid electric motor and engine complement each other in a fashion that reflects the truly refined driving experience that is synonymous with the Lincoln name."
To deliver its staggering performance - 191 horsepower and 47 mph in pure electric mode - and fuel economy figures, the 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid benefits from a 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle I-4 hybrid engine in combination with electric battery-driven motors. Moreover, its standard equipment incorporate features such as:
- SmartGauge with EcoGuide
- Lincoln SYNC®
- Bridge of Weir leather-trimmed seats
- 10-way power passenger seat
- Power driver memory seat settings
- Heated and cooled front seats
- Genuine wood trim
- Reverse sensing system
- Keyless entry keypad
- Easy Fuel® Capless Fuel-Filler
- Personal Safety System™
- Integrated spotter mirrors
- Acoustic laminated windshield