2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Overview
Lincoln isn’t known for setting the auto world on fire, but that is about to change with the introduction of the most fuel-efficient luxury hybrid sold in the U.S. Welcome the all-new 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.
The 2011 MKZ Hybrid is also the first midsize, front-wheel-drive hybrid sedan released from a luxury automaker. Related to the Ford Fusion Hybrid, the MKZ Hybrid features a 2.5-liter, 156-horsepower four-cylinder gas engine, which is paired to an electric motor, combining for 191 net horsepower. Most hybrids can travel up to 25 mph on electricity alone, but the MKZ Hybrid blows by the competition and can travel up to 47 mph solely on electric power. Not only does the MKZ Hybrid have ample power, but best-in-class fuel economy with 41 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. Now if that doesn’t leave an impression, then the fact that the MKZ Hybrid can travel over 700 miles on a single tank of gas in city driving most certainly will.
Like many other hybrids, the MKZ Hybrid features a SmartGauge display with EcoGuide that is designed to help you drive as efficiently as possible. The available SYNC™ Communications and Entertainment System uses voice commands to access your music collection by genre, album, artist or song title and operate your Bluetooth®. The available THX II audio system with 5.1 surround sound features 14 speakers and 600 watts of pure listening pleasure. An optional voice-activated Navigation System with SIRIUS Travel Link provides a 3-D view of locations, traffic rerouting and a 10GB jukebox that stores up to 2,300 songs via an 8-inch touch screen. The MKZ Hybrid boasts a host of even more luxury features like 10-way power seats with memory, power moonroof and 18-inch polished aluminum wheels.
The folks at Lincoln have implemented the latest and greatest in safety technology in the 2011 MKZ Hybrid, designed to keep you and yours safe. Front seat side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags for both rows, four-wheel-disc antilock brakes, AdvanceTrac® ESC (electronic stability control) with brake actuated traction control are standard. The Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) tracks vehicles in those hard-to-see areas, while Cross Traffic Alert (CTA) notifies the driver of cross traffic when backing out of a parking spot.
Drive anywhere and everywhere in style and comfort without spending a fortune at the pump with the all-new, luxurious and planet friendly 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.