2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid EPA Rated at 45 MPG

With the MKZ Hybrid, Lincoln has set its sights set on its direct competitor, the Lexus ES 300h, and just scored major points in the fuel-economy department. The EPA gave the 2013 MKZ Hybrid a rating of 45 mpg across the board: city/highway/combined. The ES 300h is rated at 40/39 mpg city/highway. 

For model-year 2013, the Lincoln's midsize sedan gets a fresh face, more features and new powertrains for the regular and hybrid models. The hybrid uses a version of the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid's powertrain: It teams a 141-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder with a 47-hp electric motor for a total of 188-hp. The ES 300h, however, offers 200-hp from a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and electric motor.

Rather than pay a price premium for the hybrid model, which is common, the 2013 MKZ starts at $36,800, including destination. This is also the base price of the MKZ lineup. The 2013 Lexus ES 300h starts at $39,745, including destination, which is $2,750 more than the 2013 ES 350. 

The MKZ Hybrid goes on sale later this year.

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Agent Mike

Still just a Ford fusion in a Short Dress.


Agreed. I think Lincoln will be finally killed off by the next CEO as the newer Ford line-up is such high quality the Lincoln brand is no longer required.

Volume Van

Excellent, Lincoln MKZ Hybrid has Lithium battery.

Still Toyota is sticking with Nickel battery.

Sorry, test drove the Ford Fusion today and the salesman begged off the 45MPG and told me expect 39 MPG across the board. The test drive model had been used and the mileage under all conditions has been recorded and the car (at best) may get 40 MPG. I actually went to buy one today and got turned off as the Ford salesman tried to sell me on a non-hybrid Fusion. When I asked why he'd sell me a non-hybrid Fusion he told em it makes no sense to pay more the hybrid and get near the same MPG on the highway. That Ford dealer was in St. Petersburg at Autoway. Left with my check in my pocket.


I think it is a beautiful car, way different than a fusion, by far. If anyone thinks that this looks like a Fusion (perhaps blind people or people without the xtra money for this) and it's not worth the extra money by all means buy the fusion. I think the technology and style added to the mkz, from suspensions to the smooth lines are worth the difference. So I think it is time for so called bloggers to stop complaining about a car that they cannot afford.


Have a MKZ and love it. The hybrid would help me not be so attached to the gas pump though!

We just received a check from Ford Motor Company. What I'm about to disclose concerns how to fight a car manufacturer to buy back their car when it's a lemon. In our case, it was Ford Motor Company (specifically Lincoln) and their misrepresentation of the 2013 Lincoln MKZ. We traded in a 2012 MKZ for the 2013 MKZ Linclon Hybrid. While the 2012 MKZ delivered the stated MPG, the 2013 MKZ Hybrid was delivering 10 MPG less than what was stated on the sticker (45 Combined MPG). We purchased the car form Alex Karras Lincoln in Bradenton, Florida. The car was delivered dirty and we later found out had not had Pre-Delivery Inspection. Within the first 200 miles of driving, the center console blew completely and it took weeks to the the part from Mexico. During the ensuing 18 months we were given every excuse as to why the car was not achieving the stated 45 Combined MPG. The reasons were as follows:
1- You don't know how to drive a hybrid.
2- The electrical problems your carecontributed to the lack of MPG.
3- The computer needs to be reset (six times) think Control. Alt and Delete and you'll get the idea.
4- You're not driving the car correctly.
5- The computer needs a current update.
6- Do you know how to drive a hybrid?
7- The latest update from Ford Motor Company was designed to increase the MPG. After that update we got 2 MPG less than before the update.
8- The computer needs to be disconnected. They disconnected the battery and re-connected.
9- Are you sure you know how to drive a hybrid? Do you know how to use the braking system to increase the battery life?
10- We took your car on a test drive for 9 miles and we got 42 MPG with the air on and 50 MPG with the air off.
#10 was the last insult that Ford Motor Company could throw at us as Ford itself reported that they misstated their OWN EPA results and stated the car would never get over 37 MPG. See article below:
So, we sued Ford Motor Company under the Florida Lemon Law and guess what? We won! In fact, if you didn't cash your gas gift card for $1050.00 (which is what they handed out to 2013 MKZ Hybrid owners) you may still have a claim and should go after Ford for their outright lying to you as a consumer of their products.
You can file a Lemon Law claim yourself (you do NOT need an attorney to do so) or you can retain and attorney and the most they'll from you is $2500.00 if you settle with the auto manufacturer before it goes to Arbitration or court. You are required to file a claim through BBB Autoline (and while that group is a total waste of your time and effort as they always seem to deny a claim) your last step is to stick it out with the Florida Attorney general's Office and see your case through.
Document everything that goes wrong with the car. Use your cell phone to make videos, take images and even record what the service people are saying (you must tell them you're going to record your conversation with them before doing so). Document! Document! Document! The car manufacturer counts on you being inept in presenting your case. You can bring them to their knees by submitting CD's of images, videos and written reports of their unwillingness to do right by you to the Arbitration Board.

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