The Good The THX-certified audio system in the 2007 Lincoln MKZ is the best car stereo going. If you want to do more than just listen to music, the navigation system handles multiple destinations very well, while the all-wheel drive keeps the car on track.
The Bad Throttle response is disturbingly laggy, making the car unsuitable for fast cornering. Notable omissions are a manual gear selection mode for the six-speed automatic and a Bluetooth hands-free option.
The Bottom Line We found quite a bit to like about the 2007 Lincoln MKZ, and only a few real problems. But the stereo is really what this car is all about. You will enjoy driving anywhere in it as long as you have some good CDs.
2007 Lincoln MKZ
The design of the 2007 Lincoln MKZ incorporates a subtle boldness we appreciate from an American carmaker. Too often, a company produces homogenous products designed to offend no one, which end up appealing to no one either, especially when that company is drowning in red ink. But the Lincoln MKZ drops a retro grille among a thoroughly modern-looking front end, a look that some might find cacophonous, but we like.
Lincoln throws in a few other odd features that end up being high points in what otherwise might be a very mundane sedan. First, it has the best factory stereo of any car on the road. Second, all-wheel drive gives it surprisingly good handling. Oh, its engine might not have the throttle response we would like, and Lincoln hasn't entered the world of Bluetooth hands-free calling yet. But this car makes itself interesting.
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