A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

When it comes to performance, there’s no argument: the 2012 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is the leader in its class. Fortunately, it brings a number of other amazing features to the table too. Key Features Speaking of performance, let’s start with the 263-horsepower V6 engine on this vehicle. It’s also great that the 2012 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid comes with cooled and heated front seats.

Changes for 2012

Obviously, the hybrid addition to this model is a big change from 2011. However, plenty of other features make the list too. Lincoln basically took a number of their popular premium options from the year before and made them standard. There are still optional features worth mentioning, though, like the blind spot warning system. This and other additions are new for 2012.

What We Like

By far, the most likable thing about the 2012 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is its engine. The electric engine on this sedan provides 106 horsepower all by itself. It can bring the MKZ up to 47 mph without any help.

However, this sedan benefits from 191 horsepower. You can expect to get 41 mpg in the city from it.

Fun extra features that come standard include rear parking sensors, a USB port and SYNC system that’s Bluetooth compatible.

What Concerns Us

Honestly, for the price, it’s tough to poke any holes in the 2012 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. That being said, it would be nice to have seen Lincoln differentiate the interior more from the Ford Fusion.

As a Lincoln, the 2012 MKZ Hybrid should be a bit more luxurious. Instead, you get a lot of bland, hard plastic throughout the interior (to be fair, though, leather does come standard). The trunk on this sedan is also a bit small for the class, at just 11.8 cubic feet.

Available Models

There is only one version of the 2012 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.

Major Recalls

On 6/2/2015, Ford announced it would be recalling many 2012 Lincoln MKZ Hybrids because it was discovered that their electric power steering systems can shut down due to issues with the steering motor sensor.

If the power steering begins to malfunction, extra effort will be necessary at lower speeds. As a result, the risk of getting into a crash will increase significantly.

Common Issues

Some drivers who are more sensitive to the throttle may notice the vehicle hesitates to respond at times, but that’s about it.


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