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Lincoln MKZ MPG


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Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2012 2012 4dr Sedan 141-hp 2.0L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD 39.25
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With the 141-horsepower 2.0L I4 Hybrid engine, CVT transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Lincoln MKZ has been averaging 39.25 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Lincoln MKZs in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (20 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2012 Lincoln MKZ in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the 2012 Lincoln MKZ

2012 Lincoln MKZ Real Gas Mileage: Cons
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 2012 Lincoln MKZ

2012 Lincoln MKZ Real Gas Mileage: Pros
2012 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
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
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 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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