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™
  • MyKey™
  • Integrated spotter mirrors
  • Acoustic laminated windshield

2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, 1 of 16
2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, 2 of 16
2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, 3 of 16
2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, 4 of 16
2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, 5 of 16
2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, 6 of 16
2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, 7 of 16
2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, 8 of 16
2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, 9 of 16
2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, 10 of 16
2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, 11 of 16
2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, 12 of 16
2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, 13 of 16
2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, 14 of 16
2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, 15 of 16
2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, 16 of 16