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2015 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid OVERVIEW
If you're interested in a luxury sedan that's more socially acceptable because it uses less fuel, then Lincoln would like to lure you in with the MKZ Hybrid. Beyond its rakish styling and impressive 40 mpg combined fuel economy rating, the MKZ Hybrid offers a pragmatic reason for buying: it doesn't cost any more than the gas version of the MKZ. It may just be the most sensible hybrid on the market.
What's New for 2015
For 2015, the MKZ Hybrid offers an embedded modem with 3G connectivity, as well as a few new colors.
Choosing Your Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
All MKZ Hybrids are front-wheel drive with a 2-liter four-cylinder and 70kW electric motor producing a net output of 188 horsepower, going through a CVT transmission. Then you just have the three trims to choose from.
Select gets most of the luxury and tech items that really set the MKZ Hybrid apart from the other luxury sedans on the market -- be sure to splurge for the big sliding glass roof. This makes the Lincoln feel like a fuel efficient sedan that lets you have your luxury and eat your fuel savings, too.