The front-wheel drive LINCOLN MKZ Hybrid is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine in conjunction with an electric motor and a nickel-metal hydride battery, for a combined system rating of 191 horsepower. To link the gas engine and electric motor together, a continuously variable transmission (CVT) is used to optimally match the power and gearing. Standard features include leather heated/cooled power driver and passenger seats, 17" alloy wheels, SYNC entertainment/communication system, satellite radio and dual-zone electronic climate control. Standard safety features include seven airbags, tire pressure monitoring, traction and stability control, anti-lock brakes, LED brakelights and rear parking sensors. The LINCOLN MKZ Hybrid is unchanged for 2012.