2011 Lincoln MKZ vs. Its Competition

2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

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.

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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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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  
$34,645$27,170$37,700
Gas Mileage  
17 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas/Electric I4Gas V6Twin-Scroll Turbocharged Gas I6
EPA Class  
Midsize CarsLargeCompact
Style Name  
4-Door Sedan Hybrid FWD4-Door Sedan RWD *Ltd Avail*4-Door Sedan
Drivetrain  
Front Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
555
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
4 Door SedanSedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission  
Continuously variable ratioAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic,
Detailed Spec Comparison
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