Very intelligent way to think it through! was yor MKZ H purchased before or after the price drop?We still have our 09 Cadillac DTS. It is a very nice car but the gas mileage we get is horrible. On top of that Cadillac says that premium gas should be used which ends up putting even more money in the pockets of the oil companies. We were averaging about 18 mpg between city and highway driving so before I purchased the MKZ hybrid I did a little math. Using the figure 20 mpg average for the DTS and 40 mpg for the MKZ I calculated the cost of gas for each car over 100,000 (which is about how long we usually have our cars). So, driving 100 miles in the DTS I would use 5 gallons of gas and driving 100 miles in the MKZ I would use 2.5 gallons of gas. At $3.00 a gallon I would spend $15 for the DTS and $7.50 for the MKZ per 100 miles. Over 100,000 miles I would spend $15,000 on gas for the DTS and $7,500 dollars on the MKZ. Run those same calculations at $3.50 a gallon or $4.00 a gallon.
My conclusion, why would I not buy an MKZ hybrid.
How are you getting along with SYNC and My Lincoln Touch?I bought my MKZ for $36,000 (before taxes etc.) so there was no premium on buying the hybrid. I did test drive both the Lexus hybrid and the Avalon hybrid both of which I considered very nice cars. The Lexus was about $3000 more than the MKZ while the Avalon was about $1000 more than the MKZ. It was not just cost that figured into my purchasing the MKZ. It's quieter ride along with the looks and 4 year warranty and maintenance were other factors. Overall I felt I got a better car and a better deal with the MKZ. I guess time will tell if that's true. But so far I feel like I made the right decision.
because gaslonline doesnt use heavy batteries that will need to be replaced at $%k a pop. Plus some people don't care about being trendy environmentalists, because a real environmentalist would take the busI'm glad to hear that you haven't experienced any problems with the MKZ Hybrid so far. With it being the same price as the gas powered version, why get the gasoline owered variant? As long as it isn't having problems once you take it home, it is a great deal.
Are the MPG figures from the EPA matching up with your real world experience?
about all you needed to know.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.