2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid EPA-Rated at 41 mpg City/36 mpg Highway; Most Fuel Efficient Luxury Sedan in US
Lincoln’s 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid (earlier post) now officially carries an EPA-certified 41 mpg rating in city driving and 36 mpg on the highway, making it the officially the most fuel-efficient luxury sedan in the US.
The 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid’s final fuel economy certification was completed this week. It tops its nearest competitor—the 2010 Lexus HS 250h—by 6 mpg. It also trumps the Lexus HS 250h with room for one more passenger and more standard luxury and segment-exclusive safety features, Ford notes.
The 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid uses the company’s second-generation hybrid technology based on the 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle I-4 engine and hybrid system. The combined gasoline engine and electric motor provide 191 net horsepower (142 kW). The pure electric mode on the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid extends to 47 mph (76 km/h) compared with the Lexus HS 250h battery-only mode, which reaches 25 mph (40 km/h).