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Comes well-equipped with many standard features
Hybrid model available at no extra charge
Impressively quick acceleration with turbocharged V6 engine option
Underwhelming interior quality
Short on interior space given its exterior size
Slower-than-average acceleration with the base engine
Minor changes and updates to standard and optional equipment
Part of the second Lincoln MKZ generation introduced for 2013
Lincoln is slowly redesigning its lineup of cars and SUVs and giving them new names. The 2020 MKZ Hybrid, however, is not one of them. Its pros and cons are familiar since this car has been around in its current iteration since 2013.
We do like that the MKZ has a long list of standard features and, importantly for this category, comes with a lower starting price than many of its competitors. The MKZ Hybrid offers respectable fuel economy of about 41 mpg in combined city/highway driving, according to the EPA. Another bonus is that Lincoln doesn't charge extra for the Hybrid compared to the regular MKZ.
There are some issues to keep in mind. The MKZ doesn't have the most interior room in its class, and some of the interior materials are lackluster in quality. Also, the Hybrid's four-cylinder engine is a little underwhelming in terms of acceleration. Another luxury hybrid model that may warrant a look is the Lexus ES 300h. You can also get higher fuel economy from the Honda Accord Hybrid and Toyota Camry Hybrid. But overall the MKZ is pretty likable if you're after an upscale sedan that sips gas.
Which MKZ does Edmunds recommend?
Even in base form, the MKZ Hybrid comes well-equipped, but go for the Reserve trim to get the power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, wood interior trim, 14-speaker audio system, and a navigation system with multi-touch control. We think this trim adds important luxury features without breaking the bank.
2020 Lincoln MKZ models
The 2020 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is a four-door sedan that can seat five and is available in three trims. The base MKZHybrid comes well-equipped, but go with Reserve I to get additional interior and technology options. Reserve II adds even more luxury amenities and technology.
Whichever trim you choose, it'll be powered by the same combination of a four-cylinder engine and electric motor to send up to 188 horsepower to the front wheels. It doesn't seem like a lot, but the immediate torque from the electric motor gives the MKZ Hybrid an edge over the base engine found on the standard MKZ.
The base MKZ Hybrid comes well-equipped with features not found on competitors' base models, such as adaptive suspension, adaptive xenon headlights, power-adjustable front seats with heating and memory, and a 60/40-split folding rear seat with pass-through.
Standard technology features include Lincoln's Sync 3 infotainment interface, an 8-inch touchscreen display, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and an 11-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio and two USB ports. You also get a windshield wiper de-icer and automatic wipers, as well as Lincoln's Co-Pilot360 suite of driver assist functions that include front collision warning with automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane keeping assist, and automatic high beams.
Stepping up to the Reserve I model gets you leather upholstery, genuine wood trim, a power-adjustable steering wheel, enhanced interior ambient lighting, a navigation system, ambient interior lighting, a 110-volt household-style power outlet, and two rear-seat USB charging ports.
The Reserve II trim adds larger 19-inch wheels, ventilated and massaging front seats, an active park assist system, a power sunroof and a power rear window sunshade, and a 14-speaker Revel audio system with HD radio capability.
Read what other owners think about the Used 2020 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.
Hybrid Reserve 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
Since 2020 was the last year for the MKZ, I had to have one. In black. Ended up with the Reserve II with the gorgeous adobe leather interior, special steel wheels, and the standard sunroof. Superb comfort seats, peppy hybrid, and an average 36 mpg. We love this car!
5 out of 5 stars
2020 Lincoln Hybrid reserve
Hybrid Reserve 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
Comfortable, loaded car with excellent gas mileage
1 out of 5 stars
Noisy car with a bumpy ride
Hybrid Fleet 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
I am very unhappy that I bought this car. I signed up for the full maintenance package and I wish had never done that either. They charge you late fees every month only telling you that after you are late never warning you until you can collect a 42 dollar late fee. The car once it is a few years old will become noisy and bumpy with driving. The engine is so loud you have to turn your music up very high. The batteries dies often and they can't fix it at the Dealership.
The Used 2020 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is offered in the following styles: Hybrid Reserve 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), and Hybrid Fleet 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT).
The Used 2020 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid comes with front wheel drive.
Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic.
The Used 2020 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a unlimited yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 6 yr./ 70000 mi. powertrain warranty.
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