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Lincoln MKZ MPG

 

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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.

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the 2015 Lincoln MKZ

2015 Lincoln MKZ Real Gas Mileage: Pros
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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
 

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2015 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.