The 2013 Lincoln MKZ is new and redesigned. The 2013 MKZ has new and improved high-end features and technology like LED lights or adaptive cruise control. One of the greatest improvements featured in the new Lincoln is how you select gears. Unlike normal cars, the MKZ’s method of selecting gear is easy access buttons high on the center stack, unlike normal cars whose gear selection is shifter on either the console or steering column. Unfortunately, the 2013 Lincoln MKZ isn’t as sporty or luxurious as consumers hoped for. Overall though, the MKZ has nice qualities that are brought to the table, but the Hybrid is the way to go. The Hybrid of the MKZ is one of a few entry-level luxury sedans capable of or more than 40 mpg. The only two trim levels you have a choice of for the midsize luxury sedan is the base MKZ or the MKZ Hybrid. Some features in both base and Hybrid are 18-inch wheels, keyless ignition/entry with an outside keypad, and driving memory settings. You also have the option of different packages. The Select equipment package, the Reverse equipment package, the Preferred equipment package, and the Technology package are you choices of packages you have for the 2013 MKZ. You have a choice of three engine options, with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 240 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque is the base engine. With that engine, the MKZ accelerated from 0 to 60 in just 7.2 seconds, which is average time for this car. The MKZ Hybrid has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder like the base, but with an electric motor for an overall horsepower of 188. Standard safety features are included. After a crash test of the Lincoln MKZ, the car was given a five out of five stars for overall crash safety. Interior, exterior, and technology are average or a little above average and somewhat feels “futuristic.” Overall, the MKZ is very close, in most features, to its relative, the Ford Fusion. Driving impressions are smooth and quiet on highway and busy streets. Starting MSRP for both base and Hybrid are $35,925.
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