2011 Lincoln MKZ Overview
After going through an extensive redesign last year, the 2011 Lincoln MKZ sedan adds a fuel-efficient hybrid model to its already impressive portfolio of features.
The 2011 MKZ is powered by a 263-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6, which is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission that increases acceleration to the tune of 0 to 60 in 7.1 seconds. The MKZ comes with front-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive is optional. The Sport Appearance Package offers better handling via a sport-tuned suspension, stiffer springs and sturdier stabilizer bars. The MKZ receives 17-18 mpg in the city and 24-27 mpg on the highway and competes with luxury sedans such as the Cadillac CTS and Lexus ES 350. If you like what you see from the MKZ, but you want to go greener, an all-new MKZ Hybrid is available for 2011 and boasts 41/36 mpg city/highway ratings.
When it comes to the interior, the 2011 MKZ brings a modern and contemporary approach to the dashboard and gauges. 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® connected devices. 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 includes 10GB jukebox that stores up to 2,300 songs via an 8-inch touch screen. The MKZ boasts 16.5 cubic feet of cargo volume, 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 designed to keep you and yours safe. Front seat side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags for both rows, four-wheel-disc antilock brakes, and 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.
Not only does the 2011 Lincoln MKZ look great, but it encompasses cutting-edge technology and safety features, making it a midsize luxury sedan to be reckoned with.