2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid: Luxury On Wheels

The all new 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is simply luxury on wheels. Equipped with amazing features and a eye catching designs, I just had to jump at the opportunity to take this heavy piece of machinery out for a spin. My first impression of the exterior design was pleasant. I found it to also be modern with a little edge, making it perfect for any young consumer who is on the hunt for their first Hybrid experience and wants to add a touch of style to it. The inside complimented the outside quite well with a stunning dashboard, real wood accents, and sleek interface. My inner kid immediately wanted to touch every button just to see what it could do. I also enjoyed how spacious it is, I never felt restricted one bit.


A few standout features for me were the plush leather seats that are easily adjustable for comfort. Did I mention you can control the temperature of your seat? This feature was perfect for when temperatures aren’t so comfortable. For instance, the day I took the MKZ out for a spin, it was around 82 degrees and the sun made the leather seats just as hot. I quickly adjusted drivers seat temperature to 68 degrees and it took no more than 90 seconds for my seat to cool. AMAZING feature! I also enjoyed the backup camera, parking assistant, sync and MyLincoln Touch, and navigation system.

Lincoln Hybrid

Another concern of mine, was safety. Don’t fete, the hybrid has you covered.  The MKZ features, eight airbags, electronic stability system, available lane departure warning, available inflatable rear seat belts, and available blind spot monitoring. Overall I found the car to be smooth and quiet during my 90 minute adventure and looking forward to taking the hybrid out for a spin.

A few other key features include:

•Two 12V power outlet(s) in front, one 12V power outlet(s) in rear
•Dual-zone climate control
•Element antenna
•Anti-theft protection
•Audio system with AM/FM radio, CD player (reads MP3 format), digital media card and satellite radio
•Cargo area light
•Cargo capacity: all seats in place (cu ft): 15.4 and Manufacturer’s own
•Cigar lighter in the front
•Coming home device
•Trip computer: includes average fuel economy, current fuel economy and range for remaining fuel
•Dashboard console with covered storage, floor console with covered storage, overhead console
•Cruise control
•Front cup holders
•Door entry light
•Outside air temperature indicator
•Carpet floor mats
•Intelligent driver and passenger front airbag
•Driver bucket front seat heated with 10-way power memorized height, power lumbar and memorized tilt, front passenger seat bucket front seat heated with 10-way power power height, power lumbar and power tilt
•Height adjustable driver and passenger front seat belts with pre-tensioners
•Front seat center armrest
•Garage door opener
•Headlight control with dusk sensor and active headlights
•Two height-adjustable front seat head restraints, three height-adjustable rear seat head restraints
•Internal dimensions: front headroom (inches): 37.9, rear headroom (inches): 36.6, front hip room (inches): 55.1, rear hip room (inches): 53.8, front leg room (inches): 44.3, rear leg room (inches): 37.0, front shoulder room (inches): 57.7, rear shoulder room (inches): 55.3 and interior volume (cu ft): 96.5
•Driver and passenger knee airbags
•Low tire pressure indicator
•Memorized adjustment: includes door mirror position
•Card key power locks : includes power windows
•Power steering type
•Front windows with one-touch on two windows, rear windows
•Front and rear reading lights
•Rear seat belt, passenger rear seat belt, 3-point center rear seat belt
•Rear seat center armrest
•Split-folding rear seats:
•Auto-dimming rear view mirror
•Steering wheel mounted remote audio controls
•Remote control trunk/hatch release
•Front and rear curtain airbag
•Seating: five passengers
•Leather upholstery
•Service interval indicator
•Front side airbag
•Intelligent Access smart card/smart key with keyless entry includes keyless starter with memory seat
•Eleven speakers
•Wood-trimmed, tilt telescoping steering wheel
•911 Assist telematics
•Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror
•Ventilation system with micro filter
•Voice activating system for radio and phone