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2011 Lincoln MKZ vs. Its Competition

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2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
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Entry-level luxury hybrids are rare birds: only the Lexus HS 250h matches the MKZ's hybrid spec sheet directly, and the Lexus feels oddly cramped and poorly finished for its brand, and fuel economy is lower than the Lincoln's.

The Buick LaCrosse has better dynamics and a sweetly tuned drivetrain, though interior space is somewhat pinched.

The new Chrysler 300 is Sinatra-cool, with big chairs for big people and big HEMI power if you want it.

Volvo's S60 is a sober take on this luxury class, with a muted, upscale interior and turbo power if you so order it.

2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid2011 Lincoln MKZ2011 Chrysler 3002011 Chrysler 3002011 Lexus HS 250h 4-door Sedan Angular Front Exterior View2011 Lexus HS 250h2011 Volvo S602011 Volvo S60
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The 2011 Lincoln MKZ has a foot in both luxury worlds, with buttery leather and wood for traditionalists, and hybrid power with flower petals for the high-minded greens.
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A riper, more mature Chrysler 300 renews our faith in restrained American styling--and in big V-8, rear-drive fun.
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The 2011 Lexus HS 250h pairs nifty technology features with high mileage ratings, though it fails to provide impressive comfort or an engaging driving experience.
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Volvo is no longer just for those who want to play it safe; the new S60 is a stylish and well-designed sport sedan that's very enjoyable to drive - even if it trades off a bit of edginess for comfort and refinement.
MSRP From   
$34,645Browse Used Listings$27,170Browse Used Listings$36,330Browse Used Listings$37,700Browse Used Listings
Gas Mileage   
17 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy35 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Gas/Electric I4Gas V6Gas/Electric I4Twin-Scroll Turbocharged Gas I6
EPA Class   
Midsize CarsLargeMid-SizeCompact
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan Hybrid FWD4-Door Sedan RWD *Ltd Avail*4-Door Sedan Hybrid4-Door Sedan w/Moonroof
Front Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
4 Door SedanSedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Continuously variable ratioAutomatic w/Manual ShiftECVTAutomatic,
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