The 2013 Ford Fusion and the 2013 Lincoln MKZ share the same underlying architecture. At the same time there are no common body panels. This is a break from recent Lincoln strategy helping justify its premium price tag. Like Fusion, and other current Lincoln sedans, the 2013 MKZ retains a front-wheel-drive layout.
2013 Ford Fusion
The 2013 Ford Fusion employs refined, sophisticated design. Fusion chief designer Darrell Behmer and his team aimed to amplify a sporty look with a wider grille, wraparound headlamps and flowing, connected lines. The interior design team went for a clean and simple layout, with elements borrowed from watch design and modern architecture.
As notable as its looks, the 2013 Fusion comes in a variety of powertrains, from gasoline to hybrid to plugin. The base engine is the same naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder currently used in the outgoing generation, good for 170 horsepower. Two turbocharged power plants will be optional: a 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine that will make 179 hp with early fuel economy estimates of 26 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway, or a 2.0-liter EcoBoost motor that makes 237 hp and 250 pound-feet of torque. The latter, designed to be a sportier version, will be outfitted with a rear-biased all-wheel drive system.
2013 Lincoln MKZ
Under the skin, the new Lincoln MKZ features a 2.0-liter EcoBoost inline-4 replacing the old 3.5-liter V6 and, while delivering more muscle, will boost fuel economy by as much as 6 mpg. The target is an EPA-rated 27 mpg Combined. A hybrid-electric version, akin to the one in the new Fusion, will push the mileage number to 47 mpg, which would mean a midsize Lincoln delivering about 4 mpg more than the latest-generation Toyota Camry Hybrid. Do you have questions about the differences between these two vehicles? Simply call your local car dealership, such as Langhorne PA’s Reedman Auto dealer, and they will be happy to help you out.
In the cabin the MKZ gets an elegant, high-gloss finish. The center stack wraps around a large touch screen display which operates many key vehicle functions, though Ford engineers and designers have this time struck a careful balance to ensure that those buttons and switches a driver frequently accesses are back on the display’s surround so you don’t have to wade through several distracting menus to, say, adjust the interior temperature.
The MKZ also gets a new, horizontal look. This was influenced by an eagle’s out-stretched wings, one of the most dramatic design elements on the all-new 2013 Lincoln MKZ. The other eye-catching feature is the all-glass retractable roof. It’s a concept far beyond the oversized panoramic sunroofs that have become popular these days, turning the MKZ sedan into an instant convertible. Are you ready for a test drive? Taking these models out on the road is the best way to compare them. The MKZ is widely available across the country, for example Reedman Lincoln, a car dealer serving Philadelphia, has a huge stock of these models.
Posted by ford1 on Nov 1 2012 in Uncategorized