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2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid: The Most Fuel-Efficient Luxury Sedan

Posted By Ami Cholia On January 31, 2011 @ 2:43 pm In automotive,Green Transportation | 2 Comments

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Ford has a great thing going with the Fusion Hybrid [2], so they decided to take it one step further and create the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. Essentially a Fusion Hybrid with Lincoln luxury amenities, the Lincoln MKZ has entered the market with a bang by taking the title of the most fuel-efficient luxury hybrid [3] from the Lexus HS 250h.

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Rated at 41 mpg city, 36 highway and 39 mpg combined, the MKZ Hybrid beats out the four-door Lexus by 4 mpg, even though the Lincoln is a much bigger car. The car is slightly more powerful too, producing 191 horsepower from a parallel hybrid powertrain [5].

The base car offers buyers a high-tech Sync system [6], which has a LCD touch-screen interface for running the entertainment system, climate control options and Bluetooth hands-free calling. The car also has leather seats as a standard option, but an additional $3,595 will get you a navigation package that has additional features like a blind-spot awareness system and a rear-view camera.

The car starts at $34,300 (which isn’t very expensive for a luxury car), but given its similarity to the Ford Fusion, we’re wondering if the car provides enough added value to justify the $6,000 price bump.

WHY THIS MATTERS

The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is now the world’s most fuel-efficient luxury vehicle.

Via MotorTrend [7]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2011-lincoln-mkz-hybrid-the-most-fuel-efficient-luxury-sedan/lincoln/

[2] Fusion Hybrid: http://inhabitat.com/2010-ford-fusion-hybrid/

[3] hybrid: http://inhabitat.com/tag/hybrid

[4] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2011-lincoln-mkz-hybrid-the-most-fuel-efficient-luxury-sedan/lincolnmkz/

[5] parallel hybrid powertrain: http://inhabitat.com/918-spyder-is-porsches-first-ever-plug-in-hybrid-electric-car/

[6] Sync system: http://www.ford.com/technology/sync/

[7] MotorTrend: http://www.motortrend.com/auto_shows/new_york/2010/1003_2011_lincoln_mkz_hybrid/index.html

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