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Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 10/17/2012

2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid EPA Rated at 45 MPG


With the MKZ Hybrid , Lincoln has set its sights set on its direct competitor, the Lexus ES 300h , and just scored major points in the fuel-economy department. The EPA gave the 2013 MKZ Hybrid a rating of 45 mpg across the board: city/highway/combined. The ES 300h is rated at 40/39 mpg city/highway. 

For model-year 2013, the Lincoln's midsize sedan gets a fresh face, more features and new powertrains for the regular and hybrid models. The hybrid borrows power from the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid's 141-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder and 47-hp electric motor. The ES 300h, however, offers slightly more power from its 156-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine.

Rather than pay a price premium for the hybrid model, which is common, the 2013 MKZ starts at $36,800, including destination. This is also the base price of the MKZ lineup. The 2013 Lexus ES 300h starts at $39,745, including destination, which is $2,750 more than the 2013 ES 350. 

The MKZ Hybrid goes on sale later this year.

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