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Has anybody noticed any power problems with the power of MKZ H. I live in the hills and am concerned.
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Has anybody noticed any power problems with the power of MKZ H. I live in the hills and am concerned.
Some people will describe it differently depending on the vehicle they're coming from. It might be best if you try test driving one your dealer may have.



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Has anybody noticed any power problems with the power of MKZ H. I live in the hills and am concerned.
electric power delivers instant torque so in terms MKZ in the hills purely electric you should have no concerns.
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Has anybody noticed any power problems with the power of MKZ H. I live in the hills and am concerned.
what sort of power problems?



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electric power delivers instant torque so in terms MKZ in the hills purely electric you should have no concerns.
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and even better, going down and braking going down hill you're building back that power at a good rate, got to love hills!



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I have driven my MKZ H through the mountains on trips from Phoenix to San Diego and have no concerns about a lack of power. In case you have never driven through these mountains in California you are going from about sea level in the desert to over 4000 feet and back down to sea level in San Diego. The MKZ handles it just fine.
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I have driven my MKZ H through the mountains on trips from Phoenix to San Diego and have no concerns about a lack of power. In case you have never driven through these mountains in California you are going from about sea level in the desert to over 4000 feet and back down to sea level in San Diego. The MKZ handles it just fine.
about all you needed to know.

How did it handle?
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The MKZ H handles great going through the mountains. On one trip we had fairly strong winds but since the MKZ is a low profile vehicle there was little wind effect. Other trips we have taken my wife's Highlander and you will definitely feel the wind as it is has a much higher profile. So far the MKZ has been a great vehicle around town and on the highway.
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Of course. The highlander has a very poor profile for aero.

The MKZ is sleek and low to the ground



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I still don't understand why anyone wouldn't buy the hybrid over the gas-powered MKZ. They cost literally the same amount of money, so that whole time to make up your original investment in the hybrid just doesn't apply. Does anyone know of a reason why someone would choose the gas powered MKZ over the hybrid?

Glad to hear no problems with the MKZ hybrid. Did you get pitched the Black Label trims when you were buying?
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MKZ Hybrid = 188 HP
MKZ 3.7L = 300 HP
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