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Lincoln MKZ is aimed squarely at the Lexus ES 300h

We first brought you news about the 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid in early April. The stylish new midsize luxury sedan is taking the fight directly to Lexus' first ever ES hybrid: the ES 300h.
 
Ford today announced that the MKZ Hybrid bests its closest competition in the miles per gallon (mpg) race, achieving an impressive 45 mpg in the city and 45 mpg on the highway. The Ford Fusion Hybrid, which shares the MKZ's underpinnings and powertrain, is rated slightly higher at 47/47 (city/highway).
 
However, the fuel economy ratings put the MKZ Hybrid well ahead of the ES 300h, which is rated at 40/39 (city/highway).

 
“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.”
 
 
The MKZ Hybrid also holds a pricing advantage over its Lexus counterpart. The MKZ Hybrid starts at $35,925, which is the exact same starting price as the standard MKZ with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine (a 3.7-liter V6 is optional).
 
The Lexus ES 300h commands a heftier $38,850 price of entry.

Source: Lincoln



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RE: ugly
By Spuke on 10/15/2012 10:58:45 PM , Rating: 3
I like it!!


RE: ugly
By Jedi2155 on 10/15/2012 11:50:11 PM , Rating: 2
I think its pretty cool. Not a big fan of the grilles but the rear lights is kinda of like the Dodge challenger and 80s retro-styling. Kind of Tron-esque.

If I didn't have a Volt, and was looking for a pure gas vehicle, this would be great contender.


RE: ugly
By inperfectdarkness on 10/16/2012 6:13:25 AM , Rating: 2
i'm waiting for the day when it's virtually impossible to tell where the lighting on a car is supposed to be. no, i'm not talking about 1970's "hide a light" headlights, i mean legitimate LED head/tail lights that barely interrupt the exterior design of the sheet-metal.

i loved the tails on the maserati 3200 gt...which is a little like what this reminds me of. i'd say the new charger's tails look more like tron than the challenger's "Band-o-light".


RE: ugly
By madtruths on 10/16/2012 3:17:51 PM , Rating: 2
see the new Mclaren P1, I do believe that style of lighting is already here, at least on the back of the car, the front is still mixed.


RE: ugly
By Reclaimer77 on 10/16/12, Rating: -1
RE: ugly
By Jedi2155 on 10/16/2012 3:58:16 PM , Rating: 3
To everyone else who would care. Your single opinion is not the only one in the world.


RE: ugly
By GulWestfale on 10/24/2012 10:12:54 PM , Rating: 2
the volt looks like a leftover from a cheesy 80's B-movie like robocop, and that is not surprising given that it's a GM product. as such it is also a technological failure.

if you're happy with it, good for you; but i wouldn't be caught dead driving that.


RE: ugly
By FITCamaro on 10/16/2012 7:29:17 AM , Rating: 3
Actually I do as well. The back more so than the front though.

Maybe has something to do with being a fan of a nice butt on a woman than huge boobs.


RE: ugly
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 10/16/2012 9:32:49 AM , Rating: 2
I guess you're a K. Kardashian fan? ;)


RE: ugly
By FITCamaro on 10/16/2012 1:00:46 PM , Rating: 2
No. That level of dumb is not appealing to me.


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