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Ford Fusion vs. Lincoln MKZ MPG

Chart is based on 645 fuel economy reports for the Ford Fusion and 27 fuel economy reports for the Lincoln MKZ.

Ford Fusion MPG

Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2015 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2015 92.2 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2015 42.3 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2014 27.6 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2014 37.0 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2014 35.0 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2014 68.5 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2014 41.0 MPG Highway Percentage 84 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2013 28.9 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2013 30.7 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2013 23.5 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2013 85.7 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2013 46.4 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2012 29.6 MPG Highway Percentage 83 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2011 22.7 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2011 23.7 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2011 28.8 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2011 37.5 MPG Highway Percentage 59 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2010 22.1 MPG Highway Percentage 39 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2010 18.7 MPG Highway Percentage 39 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2010 23.2 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2010 24.3 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2010 30.3 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2010 29.3 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2010 42.0 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2009 23.3 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2009 27.6 MPG Highway Percentage 62 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2009 32.5 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2008 23.2 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2008 22.8 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2008 26.8 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2008 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 59 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2007 25.9 MPG Highway Percentage 71 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2007 20.2 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2007 26.6 MPG Highway Percentage 26 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2007 27.4 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2006 23.9 MPG Highway Percentage 52 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2006 29.2 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2006 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 20 0 80 70 25.0  
2015 4dr Sedan 141-horsepower 2.0L I4 Plug-in Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light light 10 20 40 30 70 92.2  
2015 4dr Sedan 141-horsepower 2.0L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light hvy 0 5 10 85 75 42.3  
2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
mtns light none 0 0 20 80 65 27.6  
2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 178hp 1.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 5 20 75 75 37.0  
2014 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 5 5 10 80 75 35.0  
2014 4dr Sedan 141-horsepower 2.0L I4 Plug-in Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light none 2 8 27 63 65 68.5  
2014 4dr Sedan 141-horsepower 2.0L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light none 0 12 5 84 70 41.0  
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 3 13 43 43 75 28.9  
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 4 11 34 51 71 30.7  
2013 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 15 20 35 30 110 23.5  
2013 4dr Sedan 141-horsepower 2.0L I4 Plug-in Hybrid
CVT FWD
hills med none 5 20 20 55 65 85.7  
2013 4dr Sedan 141-horsepower 2.0L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light light 3 14 58 25 50 46.4  
2012 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed automatic FWD
flat v.lt none 4 10 2 83 106 29.6  
2011 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 18 23 17 42 77 22.7  
2011 4dr Sedan 240-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 12 5 43 40 67 23.7  
2011 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed automatic FWD
flat v.lt none 6 10 25 60 68 28.8  
2011 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light hvy 24 10 8 59 92 37.5  
2010 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 2 24 35 39 70 22.1  
2010 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 13 31 17 39 62 18.7  
2010 4dr Sedan 240-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 10 18 23 50 70 23.2  
2010 4dr Sedan 240-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 3 5 30 63 70 24.3  
2010 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 6 14 28 51 73 30.3  
2010 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 1 6 37 56 72 29.3  
2010 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light light 3 34 27 36 68 42.0  
2009 4dr Sedan 221-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 3 23 23 50 80 23.3  
2009 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 4 14 20 62 63 27.6  
2009 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 3 9 14 75 67 32.5  
2008 4dr Sedan 221-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 10 31 16 43 72 23.2  
2008 4dr Sedan 221-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 7 29 26 37 86 22.8  
2008 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light none 3 15 12 70 68 26.8  
2008 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 8 19 14 59 74 27.0  
2007 4dr Sedan 221-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 13 6 11 71 73 25.9  
2007 4dr Sedan 221-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 10 24 22 44 71 20.2  
2007 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 7 20 48 26 79 26.6  
2007 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 16 16 15 54 65 27.4  
2006 4dr Sedan 221-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 4 10 34 52 86 23.9  
2006 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 4 14 30 51 69 29.2  
2006 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 8 26 32 35 66 27.0  

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Lincoln MKZ MPG

Lincoln MKZ Lincoln MKZ 2012 39.3 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Lincoln MKZ Lincoln MKZ 2011 28.0 MPG Highway Percentage 100 percent Lincoln MKZ Lincoln MKZ 2011 17.2 MPG Highway Percentage 16 percent Lincoln MKZ Lincoln MKZ 2010 23.2 MPG Highway Percentage 33 percent Lincoln MKZ Lincoln MKZ 2010 26.6 MPG Highway Percentage 69 percent Lincoln MKZ Lincoln MKZ 2008 24.8 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Lincoln MKZ Lincoln MKZ 2008 23.3 MPG Highway Percentage 69 percent Lincoln MKZ Lincoln MKZ 2007 22.0 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent Lincoln MKZ Lincoln MKZ 2007 14.0 MPG Highway Percentage 13 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
hills med light 60 10 10 20 70 39.3  
2011 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 70 28.0  
2011 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 21 0 63 16 55 17.2  
2010 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 20 21 26 33 80 23.2  
2010 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 2 21 8 69 74 26.6  
2008 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 6 13 26 55 64 24.8  
2008 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
flat light hvy 3 17 11 69 63 23.3  
2007 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 9 29 16 46 68 22.0  
2007 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
flat med hvy 13 62 13 13 60 14.0  

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Ford Fusion vs. Lincoln MKZ MPG

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Ford Fusion

Ford Fusion Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2015 4dr Sedan 141-horsepower 2.0L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
42.3 mpg since new. 85% highway, 10% suburban, 5% city. A/C always on, careful but not "multimiler" driving. see full Ford Fusion review
2013 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I have close to 3000 miles on this car and the last 2 gas fill ups have been 22.6 mpg which is slightly higher then the EPA city rating. Being that it is still winter & all my driving so far has been city driving I am very satisfied with the gas mileage. see full Ford Fusion review
2012 4dr Sedan 240-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I generaly get 23-24 miles per gallon in town and 29-34 miles per gallon on the interstate. That beats all other cars I have owned..probably more that 20. see full Ford Fusion review
2011 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Over 40 MPG in the city. see full Ford Fusion review
2010 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed automatic FWD
Up to 35 mpg on the Highway. see full Ford Fusion review
2010 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Was looking for a hybrid. Based on magazine reviews, I narrowed it to this or a Prius. see full Ford Fusion review
2010 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
35 miles per see full Ford Fusion review
2010 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
The Fusion Hybrid when driven as outlined in the owner’s manual rewards you with the best in class fuel economy which is far above the advertized mileage for the car. The car has great power which is on par with the V6 version of the same car. I now have see full Ford Fusion review
2009 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
I average a respectable 23+ miles per gallon in the city. 30+ on the highway. see full Ford Fusion review
2008 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
4 Cyl. Engine is economical, no worse than the fuel economy on my previous Ford Escort. see full Ford Fusion review
Ford Fusion Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
18.5mpg, vs 22mpg rated city driving. Not disatisfied. Really like the car, so don't care. see full Ford Fusion review
2011 4dr Sedan 240-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
My primary complaint with the vehicle as a whole definitely comes down to fuel economy. I've owned several other vehicles that should generally be less economical that actually are almost the same. My primary example is one of my previous cars, a supercharged 1996 Buick Park Avenue. Overall average fuel economy with that Buick was about 20, with 70% city driving. Overall fuel economy with my V6 3.0 Fusion is...about 20 with the same driving conditions. Its to be noted that car's posted fuel economy figures for highway driving aren't really attainable. 240 HP in a midsize car isn't bad...but I sometimes wish I'd gotten the 4 cylinder. see full Ford Fusion review
2010 4dr Sedan 240-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
17mpg city driving. see full Ford Fusion review
2009 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
The non-hybrid four is pushing a lot of weight, so its city mileage suffers. see full Ford Fusion review
2008 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
The city fuel economy is lower than advertised (11.4l/100km with average speed of 32kmh). see full Ford Fusion review
2007 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
It does not lead the pack, in fact ford needs to fix the pack of power and having higher than average fuel consumption. see full Ford Fusion review
2007 4dr Sedan 221-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
Poor with AWD see full Ford Fusion review
2007 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Fuel economy is OK, this is an error see full Ford Fusion review
 

TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Lincoln MKZ

Lincoln MKZ Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2014 I wavered on whether or not to include fuel economy among the reasons to buy a Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. With the possible exception of its grille, no aspect of the car has been more controversial. As with other current Ford hybrids, owners found they could not match the original EPA estimates, in this case 45 mpg for both city and highway. Ford recently caved to pressure, revising the MKZ Hybrid's EPA ratings downward to 38 mpg city, 37 mpg highway and compensating owners for the difference. Which numbers are more accurate, the old or the new? Even with a cold start in near-freezing weather Gayla (who works the pedals like the typical American) managed over 34.6 mpg in the suburbs (based on the trip computer). With a trip computer reset after the engine was warm and much more effort put towards maximizing efficiency, I observed 51.6 with a two-way suburban trip. Taking the highway downtown and back, I observed 47.4 mpg. So the original EPA ratings are doable, just not when driving the car the typical American way, with a heavy foot and the AC blasting. Braking is at least as important as acceleration. Wait too long to start slowing down for a red light, as most Americans do, and the car's kinetic energy will be used to heat the brake rotors rather than being channeled back into the battery pack. When the battery is fully charged, the car can and will cruise for a few miles on electricity alone. The Lexus ES 300h's EPA ratings are a couple mpg higher than the Lincoln's. My experience with the related Camry Hybrid suggests that the Lexus will also have a real-world advantage, but one small enough to consider them "about the same." The only other midsize luxury sedans offering similar fuel economy are diesels from Germany, such as the Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC. Though these are much quicker than the hybrids, they are also far more expensive. How much more? If you have to ask... see full Lincoln MKZ review
Lincoln MKZ Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearComment
The MKZ with the 2.0T engine is EPA-rated 22/33 mpg with FWD, 22/31 with AWD. This barely tops the V6-powered ES, and in the real world likely trails the Lexus. A front-wheel-drive Fusion 2.0T, with EPA ratings of 22/34, averaged 19.5 mpg in suburban driving during the week we drove it. With AWD in the heavier Lincoln, real-world fuel economy could get ugly. Step up to the V6, and the EPA figures fall to 19/28 with FWD and 18/26 with AWD (though mpg might not suffer at all outside the lab). Then again, the MKZ is available with a hybrid powertrain rated by the EPA at 45 mpg for both city and highway driving--at no additional cost over the base engine. Even though this powertrain can't seem to approach these impressive numbers in the real world, it's far more efficient than the other two engines. It's the clear choice for buyers who place a high priority on fuel economy. see full Lincoln MKZ review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Lincoln MKZ

Lincoln MKZ Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
I have been averaging 37.8 combined mpg in warmer months, and averaging 35.2 combined mpg in colder months. I do have to drive with a light foot to achieve these numbers. see full Lincoln MKZ review
2012 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
I wanted a hybrid. I didn't want a Prius. I wanted a more conventional dashboard see full Lincoln MKZ review
2008 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
Good economy for performance trade off. see full Lincoln MKZ review