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2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Overview
The 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid has unique features and styling that make it a significant departure from the previous model. The MKZ Hybrid faces competition from the Acura TL, Lexus ES 300h, and BMW 3 Series hybrid.
The MKZ Hybrid's front is restyled with a "split-wing grille," as Lincoln calls it, designed to emulate an eagle's spread wings. The rear styling is a much more drastic departure from current Lincoln products with its sweeping rear roofline and laid-back windshield to help the MKZ Hybrid slip through the air. Exterior features include LED headlamps, adaptive headlights, LED taillights, and an available retracting panoramic roof.
Inside the 2013 MKZ Hybrid are numerous display screens to make use of the standard MyLincoln Touch and Sync multimedia systems. A 10.1-inch LCD instrument cluster in front of the driver is customizable, and an 8-inch screen in the center dashboard is the main control area for the multimedia, navigation and climate systems. Selecting gears happens by pushing a button on the MKZ Hybrid's center stack, which frees up room below the center console for a large storage area with multiple levels. Interior features include Sync and MyLincoln Touch, leather seating, and heated front seats. Options include navigation, cooled front seats, and heated rear seats and steering wheel.
Under the Hood
Lincoln promises the next-generation MKZ Hybrid will be the most fuel-efficient premium sedan, though no mileage numbers are available at the time of publishing; the 2012 MKZ Hybrid gets an EPA-estimated 41/36 mpg city/highway. The MKZ Hybrid is front-wheel drive, and combines a 141-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a 47-hp electric motor for a combined 188-hp. Power runs through an efficient continuously variable automatic transmission.
Among the MKZ Hybrid's optional features are inflatable rear safety belts. Located on the outboard seating positions only, Lincoln says this class-exclusive option evenly distributes the force of an impact more than a conventional seat belt to reduce head, chest and neck injuries. Safety features include eight airbags and an electronic stability system. A lane departure warning system and blind spot monitoring are optional.
*Overview courtesy of Cars.com