2016 Lexus ES 300h vs. 2016 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
When it comes to luxury hybrid sedans, Orlando-area drivers are drawn to the high-end automobiles offered by Lexus and Lincoln. The 2016 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid shows off an almost futuristic appearance while the 2016 Lexus ES 300h comes with luxurious new interior combinations and pleasing finishes. Which one will you choose? Let’s review the features of each.
Interior & Design
The 2016 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid exhibits a modern look with handles and buttons that are smartly recessed to create a streamlined appearance. Touchpad controls add even more contemporary appeal to the vehicle. As for the 2016 Lexus ES 300h, plenty of space above your head and superior legroom in the front and backseat will let your passengers stretch out and enjoy the ride. This year, Lexus increased the car’s wheelbase by 6 inches that gives it a very spacious and comfortable feel, as well as additional cargo room.
Technology & Safety
With the 2016 Lexus ES 300h, you’ll be able to utilize three driving modes: Eco, Power and EV. The EV mode adds an extra layer of fuel efficiency because it features technology that switches the engine to electric operation when you’re driving in stop-and-go traffic. Both cars offer Bluetooth streaming, reverse cameras and keyless entry while the Lexus also includes a HomeLink garage door opener and a 4.2-inch color display. When it comes to safety, both cars are feature-rich. For instance, the MKZ has inflatable rear seatbelts, lane-keeping assist and parking assist. The Lexus offers a pre-collision system, blind spot monitoring and intelligent high beam headlights. As a testament to its high safety, the Lexus was awarded a five-star rating for crash tests.
With its 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine that delivers 200 horsepower, the Lexus ES 300h offers a more powerful performance than the Lincoln MKZ, which features a four-cylinder 2-liter inline engine that harnesses 188 horsepower. Lexus’ sedan provides smooth shifting, and it can reach 60 miles per hour in just 8.1 seconds. For the 2016 model, Lexus also improved the ES’s suspension and steering. Its higher torque delivers more power to the vehicle’s wheels than the Lincoln is able to provide. The Lincoln’s motor is fast, too. It can reach 60 miles per hour in 8.4 seconds. Both cars offer precise handling as well as comfortable maneuverability that you’ll appreciate when you’re attempting to park in tight spots. With more power and improved handling, the 2016 ES 300h edges the 2016 MKZ Hybrid when it comes to performance.
While the Lincoln’s Zephyr grille from the 1930s is certainly a draw, it's far from enough to top the Lexus ES 300h. Consistently rated higher than the MKZ Hybrid by top critics and review sites, this year’s Lexus delivers more overall interior cabin space, numerous technology features and a very smooth ride. Take a look at our current inventory of 2016 Lexus 300h sedans in Orlando, FL. Or, give us a call to schedule a 2016 Lexus 300h test drive in Orlando at our Central Florida Lexus dealership.
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