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Lincoln MKZ MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
6 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
7 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
8 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
9 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
10 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
11 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
12 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
13 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
14 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
15 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
16 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
17 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 5 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
34 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
35 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
36 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
37 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
38 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
39 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2015 2015 4dr Sedan 141-hp 2.0L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD 33.58
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With the 141-horsepower 2.0L I4 Hybrid engine, CVT transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2015 Lincoln MKZ has been averaging 33.58 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2015 Lincoln MKZs in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 100 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (0 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 40 miles per hour (0 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2015 Lincoln MKZ in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
2012 2012 4dr Sedan 141-hp 2.0L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD 39.25
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan 263-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 17.2
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan 263-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 28
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan 263-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 26.64
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan 263-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 16.87
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 263-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 23.3
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 263-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 24.63
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan 263-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 13.95
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan 263-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 22.04
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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 wanted a hybrid. I didn't want a Prius. I wanted a more conventional dashboard see full 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. 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
 

Lincoln MKZ Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Lincoln MKZ's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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