2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid officially rated at 45 miles per gallon

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The all-new 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is even more fuel efficient than the previous model, which now has been certified by U.S. EPA at 45 mpg in the city, 45 mpg on the highway, and 45 mpg combined. The previous model was rated at 41/36 mpg city/hwy.

In comparison the 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid’s fuel economy ratings with other models, it is done fairly well: the Ford Fusion is certified by U.S. EPA with 47 mpg hwy, the Lexus ES Hybrid at 40 mpg hwy, and Lexus CT 200h at 40 mpg hwy. To top it off, the The 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid also is more fuel efficient than Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicles.

“The all-new MKZ Hybrid proves that thoughtful customers who prioritize fuel economy and reducing emissions do not need to compromise on luxury, driving quality or advanced technology,” said Jim Farley, group vice president, Global Marketing, Sales and Service. “MKZ is our strongest proof yet on what the reinvented Lincoln stands for – beautiful vehicles with compelling and warm experiences that create a clear alternative in today’s increasingly competitive luxury marketplace.”

If hybrid power is not your cup of tea, then there is the 2013 Lincoln MKZ standard version equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 240 horsepower (on premium fuel) and 270 lb-ft of torque. It has fuel economy ratings of 26 combined mpg, 22 in the city and 33 on the highway. Just remember, the pricing is the same if you get either one of the 2013 Lincoln MKZ versions, and this isn’t the case for other auto brands.

Like most Lincoln cars, you get all the bells and whistles of a luxury car. It comes with the standard Hybrid Premiere equipment featuring SYNC with MyLincoln Touch with 8-inch touch screen, premium leather-trimmed seats (heated front seats), LED headlamps, and 18-inch painted wheels.

For ride comfort, the 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is featured with the Lincoln Drive Control system, which consists of the Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD) adjustable suspension, electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) and Active Noise Control (ANC).  The result is a more dynamic, refined and smoother ride.

The new 2013 Lincoln MKZ and MKZ Hybrid will go on sale later this year, but you can now configure your own virtual MKZ here.