2019 Lincoln Comparisons: Lincoln Continental vs Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

When you shop at South Bay Lincoln for a luxury sedan, it’s only natural to look at the 2019 Lincoln Continental and 2019 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. There are plenty of similarities between these cars, plus a fair amount of differences. Understanding what makes them distinct will help you make an educated decision.
Also, keeping in mind we are offering 2019 Lincoln Continental specials. It’s a great way to get an amazing deal on a new car.


Whenever you shop for a car, cost is a factor. While it isn’t the sole thing you’ll base a decision on, ignoring it is never a good idea.
The 2019 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid has a base MRSP of $35,995. That’s quite affordable, undercutting the base MSRP of the 2019 Lincoln Continental, which is $46,145.*


It really shouldn’t surprise you that there’s a difference in fuel efficiency between these two cars. This is an important factor, especially if you like saving money at the pump. Efficiency also means fewer emissions, which keeps the air cleaner.
Of course, the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid has an advanced hybrid powertrain which squeezes the most out of every drop of gas. The estimated fuel economy is about double what you get with the Lincoln Continental, so the difference is huge.


While efficiency certainly counts for much, performance is another factor you need to consider. After all, solid performance means being able to climb steep hills without struggling, hit freeway speeds quickly, and more.
The powertrain in the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid certainly sips gasoline, but on the flip side the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine produces a peak 141 horsepower. That pales in comparison to the 3.7-liter V-6 in the Lincoln Continental, which produces 305 horsepower.
In addition, the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid features an advanced 2-speed continuously variable transmission with overdrive. The alternative is the Lincoln Continental, which uses a more traditional 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, plus a manual mode.
Front-wheel drive is standard on both cars. But you can get all-wheel drive for the Lincoln Continental, which isn’t an option for the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.


Overall, the Lincoln Continental is a larger car than the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. That means it can’t fit in narrow parking spots without a tight fit. The tradeoff is a larger interior.
Passenger volume inside the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is a respectable 96 cubic feet. You’ll find the space to be quite comfortable, both in the front and rear seats. But, with 106 cubic feet of passenger volume, the Lincoln Continental is just that much more accommodating. Headroom, legroom, shoulder room, and hip room in the front and rear seats is ampler in the Lincoln Continental. If you plan on transporting taller passengers often, it’s a key thing to consider.
The trunk spaces are also quite different. With the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid you get 11.1 cubic feet of luggage space. With 16.7 cubic feet of space in the Lincoln Continental trunk, it’s better for big shopping trips or long vacations.
With a clearer understanding of what makes the 2019 Lincoln Continental and 2019 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid different, it’s a great time to get a better feeling for both. Contact us at South Bay Lincoln to schedule a test drive.

*MSRP for base vehicle shown excluding destination/delivery fee plus government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer processing charge, any electronic filing charge, and any emission testing charge. Optional equipment not included. Starting A, Z and X Plan price is for qualified, eligible customers and excludes document fee, destination/delivery charge, taxes, title and registration. Not all vehicles qualify for A, Z or X Plan.

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