I purchased the car with the panoramic sunroof in late July.
On the road I get about 38-40 mpg depending on how fast I am going.
Around town, I have gotten 47 mpg on certain trips, it all depends on my speed and the amount of hills.
I love almost everything about the car, it does get a lot of comments and lookers.
It is my first new American car ever and I am 55.
I have owned a BMW, Saab, 2 Volvo's, a Cadillac, two Nissan's a Toyota, a 2 VW's and a Renault.
First luxury car I have bought new and I test drove a lot before buying, being a hybrid was my selling point to my wife. Very quiet and comfortable car, could not think about not getting the big sunroof in the MKZ. My son describes the lighting on the car as "sick", led headlights better than xenon. Ambient interior lighting puts a soft glow in your choice of eight colors, the entire cabin is lighted. Could not get the 45mph in western Pennsylvania but did get 40 mpg, thinking about traveling to Ohio just to test it. Compare to the CTS and you will not believe what Ford has done.
42k for the Caddy and you can't plug in your iPhone???? MKZ is a champ, so far.
When reading reviews, make sure the person has actually driven the car, and the competition. I test drove this car as well as the Lexus ES 300h, Mercedes C class 300 4 matic, Mercedes E class 350, Audi a6, and the BMW 3 series. Most of the professional reviews seem to be written by [non-permissible content removed].
After test driving them all by far the best overall was the Lincoln MKZ (hybrid). It was as comfortable as the Lexus ES350, It has more tech then any in its class or above it (deserves a 5 in that category), The Merc C class looks like a childs toy and feels like one comparitively. And it has the highest gov safety rating, stops sooner then EVERY CAR in its class, also should be 5.
As with most of the other reviewers, there are many things to love about this car.
I'm like a kid in a candy shop (more like a techie in a computer shop)!
The style is gorgeous, the electronics incredible.
There are so many well-thought-out accessories that you will find after you start using them (many will only be discovered as you get to know the car).
But don't expect 45/45/45 for mileage.
By the car's gauge, I have only gotten 35 - 37 MPG, and that is on both city and a trip (mostly flat; not speeding).
I traded my 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid for the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. The Fusion was great, and we really liked that car. I absolutely love this Lincoln.
It has everything in it except for the seat massagers, which won't be out for a few more months.
The car is beautiful, comfortable and nicely made. The panoramic roof is really cool, and the electric shade is a neat touch.
I got every major option, but you haven't experienced anything until you let the car parallel park itself. This is an option you might find on more expensive luxury cars. Watching the steering wheel turn itself as you gently work the brake and ease back - and forward - is amazing.