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2012 Lincoln MKZ

2012 Chrysler 300

  2012 Lincoln MKZ 4-door Sedan Hybrid FWD Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
MSRP
$34,755
$27,670
Invoice $32,677 $26,712
MPG
City/Highway
17/36 14/31
Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.4
/ 10
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Bottom Line The 2012 Lincoln MKZ has supple leather and wood trim for luxury-car street cred, and hybrid flower power to appeal to greens. Read Full Review Riper and more mature, the latest Chrysler 300 has classically handsome looks and in the right versions, big rear-drive fun. Read Full Review
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  • V-6 or Hybrid--same price
  • Very cozy front seats
  • The Hybrid's 41-mpg city EPA rating
  • Bold, brave front-styling
  • Calm, quick road manners

Dislikes:

  • Controversial front-end styling
  • Rear seat isn't all that large
  • Close kin to Ford Fusion, from the side
  • Base suspension is fairly soft

Likes:

  • Styling's matured
  • New interior is a winner
  • Eight-speed automatic #FTW
  • HEMI still blows off doors
  • Big, pretty LCD displays

Dislikes:

  • HEMIs still have five-speed automatics
  • Dash plastics attract dust
  • No longer the ersatz Bentley Continental
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