2021 Lexus ES Hybrid vs. 2020 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

2021 Lexus ES Hybrid


2020 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
43 mpg city/44 mpg highway

EPA-Estimated City/Highway MPG

20 mpg city/31 mpg highway
Electronic CVT


6-speed automatic
16.7 cu ft

Trunk Volume

15.4 cu ft
37.4 in./39.3 in.

2nd-Row Headroom/Legroom

36.6 in./37 in.

Power Moonroof


If you’re searching for the ideal luxury hybrid sedan to power your Bay Area commutes, there are two unlikely competitors to consider: Lexus hybrids vs. Lincoln hybrids. Traditionally, Fremont drivers tend to compare Lexus to brands like BMW and Acura, but Lincoln has been shaking up the luxury segment with some tough competition! In the guide below, Lexus of Pleasanton zeroes in on the 2021 Lexus ES Hybrid vs. 2020 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid to help determine which luxury hybrid sedan is really the most efficient for your budget.

Lexus ES Hybrid vs. Lincoln MKZ Hybrid: Efficiency

The main reason commuters look to the Lexus hybrid lineup is to increase their efficiency and decrease their impact on the environment, so between the Lexus ES Hybrid vs. Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, which sedan achieves the greatly improved fuel economy you desire? A closer look at their hybrid mpg ratings reveals a pretty large gap between Lexus hybrid vs. Lincoln hybrid capabilities:

  • 2021 Lexus ES Hybrid EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy – 43 mpg city/44 mpg highway
  • 2020 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy – 20 mpg city/31 mpg highway

Lexus ES Hybrid vs. Lincoln MKZ Hybrid: Transmission

Cutting-edge performance technology is abundant in the Lexus hybrid lineup, and the ES Hybrid is no exception with a standard Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission (eCVT). This performance-enhancing feature has led to numerous glowing ES Hybrid reviews.

While an eCVT is available for the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, a 6-speed automatic is standard, making it drive more like a traditional gas-powered sedan than a swift hybrid.

Lexus ES Hybrid vs. Lincoln MKZ Hybrid: Interior Space

Front-row headroom and legroom are near-equal in the ES Hybrid and MKZ Hybrid, but second-row passengers will have more space to get comfortable in the ES Hybrid. Additionally, the ES Hybrid provides more trunk space to store your belongings on trips to Dublin:

2nd-Row Headroom/Legroom Comparison

  • 2021 Lexus ES Hybrid: 37.4 inches/39.3 inches
  • 2020 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid: 36.6 inches/37 inches

Trunk Volume Comparison

  • 2021 Lexus ES Hybrid: 16.7 cubic feet
  • 2020 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid: 15.4 cubic feet

Not only will your rear passengers have more room to relax in the ES Hybrid, but they can also enjoy a fresh coastal breeze thanks to the standard power moonroof in the Lexus hybrid sedan – a feature not offered in the MKZ Hybrid.

Test Drive a Lexus Hybrid in Pleasanton

If you need more specs to complete your Lexus hybrid vs. Lincoln hybrid comparison, contact us or stop by our showroom on your way home from Livermore to enlist the help of our Lexus experts! We’ll help you find the luxury hybrid sedan that’s built to exceed your driving expectations in the Bay Area.

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