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Lincoln MKZ Among Best 10 Year Old Hybrids For The Money

Though it was discontinued some time ago, the Lincoln MKZ continues to earn accolades, including Top Safety Pick+ honors from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), a spot on the the best used vehicles for under $15k and one of the best used cars that cost between $15k and $20k lists from Consumer Reports. Now, the Lincoln MKZ continues to receive recognition for being a great value, as iSeeCars has placed the electrified variant on its best 10-year-old hybrids for the money list – joining the Ford Fusion Hybrid in that regard.

iSeeCars’ list of the best 10-year-old hybrids for the money was determined by analyzing over two million used vehicle transactions. The company then identified the models with the longest lifespan and compared each with current used car values. The resulting list ranks these vehicles by the price of their remaining potential lifespan – or the lowest price per remaining 1,000 miles of expected lifespan.

In that sense, the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid ranked right behind the Fusion in sixth place on this particular list with an average price tag of $12,105 and a remaining lifespan of 76,109 miles – which equates to $159 per 1,000 miles. iSeeCars estimates that ten-year-old electrified MKZ sedans have a potential lifespan of 177,678 miles, with around 43 percent of that total remaining, on average. By comparison, the top 10 best 10-year-old used hybrids for the money list averages $13,639, with a remaining lifespan of 103,133 miles or 47 percent left in their total usable lifespan.

“Although used car pricing is slowly dropping, it remains near record levels, putting a serious financial pinch on first-time buyers or used car shoppers needing to replace their current vehicle. And new vehicle pricing is simply unrealistic for many consumers,” said Karl Brauer, Executive Analyst for “But we now know shoppers can buy a 10-year-old car that costs substantially less than 1-5 year-old used models, yet these vehicles still have 80,000 or more miles of life left in them.”

We’ll have more on the MKZ soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Lincoln news, Lincoln MKZ news, and ongoing Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. JE

    It´s also much better than any of the boring cookie cutter SUV´s and crossovers Lincoln produces today. A car like this is what Lincoln needs to be competitive against its competitors. Without a flagship like the Continental, a sedan or a sports coupe, Lincoln is way behind its competitors.

  2. William J.jr. Offutt

    The Ford Flex continues to be the Most Flexible Vehicle ever built. Where ca you find a vehicle to carry 7 people in comfort with a visible top that also has a screen to cover the sun when you don’t need the additional light . Even the Ford Suntop in the fifty’s didn’t have the ability to cut out the sun. Also the cooler option to give a six pack beverage on a long trip made it a very special idea , not available to many vehicles. The Flex also gives a chice between a 287 H. P. FWD engine , or a 365 H.P. AWD engine with an ability also to pull a 5000 lb trailer capacity. There are so many variable options that are available for reasonable option costs . Also the vehicle with the automatic overdrive and a Sport option gave it 23 Miles Per gallon reasonable mileage . With a nice leather options ,and seated seats beat the costs of owning a Ford without the Costs of Lincoln high costs. replacement parts. I owned a 2005 Lincoln Towncar Limited , and the costs of the Parts were always too High ! Owning a Ford Flex has made a better , and smarter choice !

  3. Michael

    I still drive my 2012 mkz hybrid at 300,000 miles and I get 38mpg

    1. Mike

      I have the same year model, only 200k miles. Did you ever change the timing chain or air filter? How about transmission maintenance?


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