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!

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