Lincoln MKZ Hybrid


The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid pays homage to the beauty and power of nature with its sophisticated, organic lines and efficient mileage. The standard 2.0L Atkinson Hybrid Powertrain continually optimizes performance through its electronically controlled continuously variable transmission and delivers an EPA-estimated 41 city/38 hwy mpg. Eco-friendly features are just the beginning of what the MKZ Hybrid has to offer avid drivers. Continuously Controlled Damping - with three operating modes (Comfort, Normal or Sport) - monitors and adjusts the suspension depending upon your preferences. Electronic Power Assisted Steering provides a fluid steering feel at low speeds and a firmer, more controlled feel at higher speeds. Adaptive cruise control knows when changes are coming up ahead and brakes or accelerates to adjust to your set speed or the pace of traffic. The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid puts a luxury driving experience at your fingertips, no matter where you are headed.


The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid invites drivers to experience luxury even before stepping into the vehicle. As you approach, key in hand, detection sensors trigger an elegant sequence of warm lighting and project a welcome mat at your feet. Once inside, customizable ambient lighting sets the stage for your drive. The MKZ is designed to be luxurious from the ground up. Lincoln's available wheel line-up for the MKZ allows drivers to customize their brand of luxury with each vehicle, a signature star-motif grille exudes confidence and a retractable panoramic glass roof opens passengers to new possiblities at the push of a button. Passengers are supported all the while by Bridge of Weir™ leather-trimmed seating.


Lincoln MKZ Hybrid harnesses technology to improve the safety of drivers and their passengers while offering luxury entertainment. The voice-activated SYNC 3 system allows users to make music choices, phone calls and text messages hands-free. The SYNC Applink feature lets you enjoy certain apps from your phone without taking your hands off the wheel. A state-of-the-art Revel Audio System plays music as it was meant to be heard. Other integral features - such as the available lane-keeping system, adaptive headlamps and available Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection - assist drivers in tight spots, providing added security to passengers and pedestrians alike.

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  1. Lincoln of Wayne

    1910 Route 23 North
    Wayne, NJ 07470

    • Sales: 973-696-9700
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COMPARISON: 2017 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid to 2016 Lexus ES 300h

Like its conventional gasoline engine counterpart, the Lexus ES 300h benefits from a reputation for reliability and resale value, but falls well short in terms of driving dynamics. The most significant change for 2016 is the adoption of the new Lexus one-spindle grille - which has not been well received by many automotive journalists. Additional enhancements for 2016 include updates to the rear styling, new wheels and new safety, connectivity and multimedia technology. See how it compares to Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.

Competitive Perceptions

Lincoln Reality

Selling Luxury

The Lexus ES 300h is positioned as defying and defining entry luxury, with standard features such as 10-way power front seats, automatic climate control and NuLuxe (synthetic leather) perforated upholstery.

Lincoln MKZ Hybrid offers a much broader menu of standard equipment, including 10-way power front seats with 2-way power recline, driver-seat memory and heated front seats.

"Any way you measure it, Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is a better value, with a lower starting price, more standard equipment and a broader array of available options that enable you to customize your vehicle to your specific preferences."

The Lexus ES 300h delivers efficiency without compromise.

That statement is more suited to Lincoln MKZ Hybrid since it delivers best-in-class city fuel economy (41 mpg vs. 40 mpg for Lexus). Lincoln doesn't charge clients extra for the hybrid engine; MKZ Hybrid features a $35,010 starting price - that's nearly $6,000 less than the $40,920 starting price of the ES 300h.

"If you are interested in fuel efficiency that doesn't compromise your budget, consider Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. It delivers best-in-class city fuel economy over the Lexus ES 300h - and costs significantly less."

Thanks to a long wheelbase and dynamic suspension, the ES 300h is designed for drivers.

Lincoln MKZ Hybrid sports a slightly longer wheelbase than the ES 300h (112.2 inches vs. 111.0 inches). The big difference between the two vehicles is in their suspension systems. While both feature independent front and rear suspensions, the ES 300h can't touch the Lincoln MKZ continuously controlled damping (CCD) suspension. It allows drivers to select their preferred suspension setting (Normal, Comfort or Sport).

"If you want outstanding fuel economy and a sporty ride, Lincoln MKZ Hybrid delivers both."

COMPARISON: 2017 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid to 2016 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid

Now in its third year, the Infiniti Q50 Hybrid adds Direct Adaptive Steering (DAS) and Dynamic Digital Suspension (DDS) to further increase its rewarding driving experience. See how it compares to Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.

Competitive Perceptions

Lincoln Reality

Selling Luxury

The Infiniti Q50 Hybrid delivers exceptional performance, with 360 net horsepower from its 3.5L V6 engine and advanced electric motor.

Buyers don't purchase hybrids to set 0-60 mph records, but for the primary benefits they deliver: enhanced fuel economy and corresponding environmental benefits, including reduced CO2 levels. In these areas, Lincoln MKZ Hybrid clearly comes out on top with best-in-class city fuel economy and 38 mpg on the highway.

The best the Q50 Hybrid can do is 29 city/36 hwy mpg for FWD models. The 27 city/31 hwy mpg achieved by AWD models is barely above the threshold achieved by gasoline engines in this segment - and they don't come with an approximate $47,955 price tag.

"If you are looking for a car that delivers better fuel economy than Q50 Hybrid, look no further than Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. With a starting price of $35,010, it's priced approximately $12,000 less than the Q50 Hybrid."

Q50 delivers dynamic driving performance using innovative technologies that include Direct Adaptive Steering (DAS) and Dynamic Digital Suspension (DDS).

Lincoln MKZ Hybrid features Lincoln Drive Control which includes continuously controlled damping (CCD) suspension, electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) and active noise cancellation for a smooth, refined ride and handling dynamic.

"When it comes to driving dynamics, Lincoln MKZ Hybrid equals or exceeds its competitors, including the Q50. It features Lincoln Drive Control, a comprehensive approach to ensuring a true Lincoln luxury driving experience."

Infiniti touts the following Q50 Hybrid features as being "intuitive and imaginative":

  • Infiniti InTouch dual-touchscreen infotainment system
  • Infiniti Connection and Connection Plus mobile phone app and services
  • Optional Infiniti InTouch Navigation touchscreen
  • Optional Bose® audio

While Infiniti has made great strides equipping Q50 Hybrid with modern connectivity features, it still falls short of Lincoln MKZ Hybrid:

  • SYNC® 3 provides a single touchscreen approach and the latest telematics technology
  • Available premium Revel® Audio System with HD RadioTM
  • Available Voice-activated Touchscreen Navigation System

"Lincoln believes in-vehicle connectivity should be simple and easy to use. Lincoln MKZ Hybrid provides the SYNC 3 touchscreen with enhanced voice recognition, automatic updates over Wi-Fi® and Siri® seamless integration, to name a few."

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