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2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid 2011 Chevrolet Volt 2011 Lexus HS
     
4dr Sdn Hybrid FWD
  • 4dr Sdn Hybrid FWD
Hatchback
  • Hatchback
4dr Sdn
  • 4dr Sdn
  • 4dr Sdn Premium

Prices

MSRP $34,645 $40,280 $36,330
Invoice $32,565 $38,669 $33,061
Avg. Paid $18,105 $18,039 $20,451

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 9.4 8.1
Critics' Rating 7.5 9.8 7.1
Performance 8.2 9.5 7.7
Interior 7.3 8.0 8.2
Operating Cost 8.4 8.9 8.5
Safety 7.1 9.6 9.1
Reliability 5.0 5.0 4.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Great fuel economy
  • Comfortable ride
  • Inviting interior
  • Stellar reliability rating
  • Good handling
  • High-tech, futuristic interior
  • More fuel-efficient than most luxury cars
  • Drives like a normal car
  • Great reliability rating
Cons
  • Limited trunk space
  • Not distinctive enough from Ford Fusion Hybrid
  • Only seats four
  • Limited cargo space
  • Interior isn’t as luxurious as most Lexus models
  • Some hybrids use less fuel

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Electric I4 2.5L/139 Electric/Gas I4 1.4L/85 Gas/Electric I4 2.4L/144
MPG 41 City / 36 Hwy 35 City / 40 Hwy 35 City / 34 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 5 Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 107.4 105.7 106.3
Length, Overall (in) 189.8 177.1 184.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 70.4 70.3
Height, Overall (in) 56.9 56.6 59.3

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Standard
Rear Spoiler Standard Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) - TBD - 3781 3682

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Standard Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Standard Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Optional Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard Standard Optional
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 4 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 99.0 90.0 90.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 37.8 38.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 42.0 42.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.0 56.5 53.8
Front Hip Room (in) 54.0 53.7 52.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 36.0 36.8
Second Leg Room (in) 36.7 34.1 34.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 53.9 54.2
Second Hip Room (in) 53.5 51.2 51.2
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 11.8 10.6 12.1

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Optional
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Standard Standard Standard
Hard Disk Drive Optional Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Standard Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard
Leather Seats Standard Optional Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Electric/Gas I4 Gas/Electric I4
Displacement 2.5L/139 1.4L/85 2.4L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 156 @ 6000 - TBD - 147 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 136 @ 2250 - TBD - 138 @ 4400
Transmission Continuously variable ratio Automatic ECVT
Turning diameter 39.3 36.0 37.4

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard Standard
Plug-In Electric/Gas Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 41 35 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 40 34
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.5 9.3 14.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Short/Long Arm MacPherson Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Compound Crank Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
1-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.