The front-drive Zephyr sedan arrived for 2006, with secure, though not sporty handling.
Ride quality is firm, supple, and controlled; but the turning circle is wide.
The mid-sized Lincoln's interior is trimmed in leather and wood, with styling reminiscent of that of past Lincolns.
For 2007, an all-wheel-drive version was introduced and the car was renamed MKZ.
Stability control was added for 2009.
A 2010 freshening saw improvements to the turning circle, better interior materials, and a quieter cabin.
The ride is also more supple and controlled.
Handling is remarkably responsive.
A hybrid arrived in 2011, priced identically to the standard model.