My husband and I had not one but TWO date nights in a row recently, one dining with friends at Brasserie 19, and the second attending an event for MD Anderson with some of Houston’s most inspirational leaders. To make our rare adult time even more exciting, I took out the new 2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid sedan for a 48 hour test drive.
Two top features that really grabbed my attention are the included standard features and the hybrid engine. The car comes with so many features included in its base price, especially compared to similar models, like leather seats and bluetooth technology. Lincoln also doesn’t charge a premium for a hybrid engine. I am very interested in hybrid cars, and have centered my new car search around brands that offer a hybrid model. I love the pure silence of a hybrid while sitting idling at a stop light. Here we are getting ready to head to dinner.
Now as much as we enjoyed a couple nights out without the kiddos, my reality is that I have two boys with me at all times, so here are the most fun features the Lincoln MKZ offers for a busy mom.
1) Air-conditioned car seats. Did I mention we live in Houston? There is nothing worse than getting into a scalding hot car after swimming or playing at the park. The Lincoln MKZ has air conditioning in the seats – just a like a seat warmer – but COLD! Honestly, this may be my favorite feature of all. I’m a simple girl.
2) Voice recognition. The voice recognition works for all features including changing the music station, adjusting the climate, setting a new destination in the navigation system, and making calls. There is nothing more important than keeping your eyes on the road, especially with precious little ones in the back seat.
3) Keyless entry. “Where are the keys!?” I dig through my bag at least five times a day looking for my keys to get into my car. With the keyless entry, as long as I have the key fob on my person and near the car, the doors open and I just have to press “start”. Genius.
Special thanks to the team at West Point Lincoln for this fun opportunity to get to know your brand better! I drove the Lincoln MKZ and received a gift certificate to use at a Houston restaurant in order to experience the car first hand and I am under no obligation to review this car. As always, my thoughts and opinions are my own.
Author: Candace Thomas