I'd take the MKZ over the Focus with its tart, superflous chrome trim any day. Big strong grille, nicely tucked and folded body shape, and an interior of real substance.
I had the same experience as Rusty Blackwell did: I kept glancing in my rearview mirror in annoyance at the ... oh. The high-mounted third brake light.
Though not in the same league as some of the foreign competitors who've been at the near-luxe game for awhile, the MKZ is a very respectable refresh.
Jean Jennings, President & Editor-in-Chief