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2015 Lincoln MKZ Review, Hybrid

March 19, 2015

The 2015 Lincoln MKZ gives an idea of what Lincoln is planning on their way to a huge comeback. The styling and innovative additions on this car makes it a serious contender among the numerous luxurious sedans in the market among which you should pick the one to take home.

2015 Lincoln MKZ front

2015 Lincoln MKZ Exterior and Interior

Although based on Ford Fusion, 2015 Lincoln MKZ will never give you any slight impression of its base. Standing at 194.1 inches long and 112.2 inches wide wheel base, this 2015 MKZ has a lower roof line, an inch less of leg room at the rear end and has an identical trunk size as that of Ford Fusion. A winged grille up in front and walnut trim adds a huge elegance factor to its styling assets. The sleek and prompt head lights and tail lights also add to the aura of sophistication and refinement in 2015 MKZ.

Although 2015 MKZ’s exterior successfully gives quite a powerful impression its interior just fails to live up to the mark. It is all well put out inside the car, but its upholstery materials, its textures and its interior designs are just not extravagant, splendid or grand enough to compete with other contenders in its class. Traditional console mounted shifter is absent inside and the buttons have been replaced by an LCD screen which is, well, 8 inches big and takes up much of the centre console.

2015 Lincoln MKZ rear

Its traditional console mounted gear selecting mechanism has been replaced by five push buttons on the dash which makes it quite easy to use and gives a better look. Like all other cars, this 2015 Lincoln MKS comes with a new Lincoln Drive Control which houses the different driving function settings in it. The settings include electronic power steering, transmission, throttle and traction control, and has three predefined modes, namely, Normal, Comfort and Sport modes.

The seats have a heating facility as standard, which makes it more comfortable and also an adaptive suspension. Audio system boasts of a great 11 speaker music output system. Rear view camera, parking sensors and HD radio are various optional features available with the music system having an option of a THX II certified 14 speaker sound system.

2015 Lincoln MKZ interior

2015 Lincoln MKZ Engine and Mpg

The base version of 2015 Lincoln MKZ is powered by a 2.0 liter turbocharged four cylinder engine which can make 240 horsepower at 5500 RPM along with 270 pound feet of torque at a peak of 3000 RPM. Hybrid variant of MKZ is powered by a 2.0-liter inline-4 and permanent magnet AC synchronous motor which makes 188 horsepower along with 129 pound feet of torque at a peak of 4000 RPM while running on gasoline. The highest variant of MKZ is driven by a 3.7 liter V6 engine which can make 300 horsepower at 6500 RPM along with 277 pound feet of torque at a peak of 4000 RPM.

The EPA rating of the base and highest variant stays around 20 mpg on city roads and around 30 mpg on highways. Its hybrid variant has a fuel economy of 45 mpg on both city roads and highways.

2015 Lincoln MKZ Price

The MRSP for 2015 Lincoln MKZ starts at under $37000 with prices climbing up to $50000.

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