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EXTERIOR  - 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Review - Reviews - Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

The MKZ Hybrid is a modern, sleek sedan, and it's certainly not cheese-wedge shaped like many hybrids out there. The Lincoln only has a few hybrid badges to let others know you're driving a green machine.

If you're looking to make a good impression, the MKZ Hybrid delivers. The car is sporty and has some defining lines on the hood and tail end. The taillights are large, but look proportional to the rear end. The huge grille is definitely the MKZ Hybrid's most polarizing feature, but I happen to like it. I like a little character and distinction with my cars.

Getting in and out of the MKZ Hybrid is a piece of cake. The doors aren't too heavy for the kids to open and close with ease. Smaller kids may need assistance with the doors, but what's cool is the interior door pulls are close to the hinges, so kids don't have to stretch too far to grab the handle to close the door from the inside.

The trunk is surprisingly roomy for a hybrid, but it has a small opening. That can make it difficult to load large strollers into it. It's worth testing before buying.

The MKZ Hybrid has a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gas engine that's paired with an electric motor to make a combined 191 horsepower. It can go up to 47 mph on electric power alone. The MKZ Hybrid gets an EPA-estimated 41/36 mpg city/highway. While those aren't exactly mind-blowing numbers, they are a significant improvement over the gas-powered MKZ with front-wheel drive that gets 18/27 mpg.

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