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2015 Lincoln MKZ Overview


What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Lincoln MKZ

2015 Lincoln MKZ Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Very reliable was also a plus full 2012 Lincoln MKZ review
 

TrueDelta Reviews the Gas Mileage of the 2015 Lincoln MKZ

2015 Lincoln MKZ 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... full 2014 Lincoln MKZ review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Gas Mileage of the 2015 Lincoln MKZ

2015 Lincoln MKZ Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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 full 2012 Lincoln MKZ review
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. full 2012 Lincoln MKZ review
 
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