Amazing car. Performance is amazing for the money. I love using the paddle shifters. I've heard negative reviews about them, but they are fun to use and fast in response (owned a 2006 Grand Prix GXP a...
Amazing car. Performance is amazing for the money. I love using the paddle shifters. I've heard negative reviews about them, but they are fun to use and fast in response (owned a 2006 Grand Prix GXP and there was gear change lag). It's pretty easy to pass cars with this car.
The car drivers like a dream. Hear little to no road noise. You don't feel bumps in the road, so the suspension is amazing. Also, it handles well on the corners. Having AWD with 19 inch tires helps for safe driving in horrific Western NY snow conditions. I have yet to slip or spin out in a snow storm (have cruised by many others off the road with this car in storms).
MPG: Rated at 25 highway... Crusing at 55 I've gotten 31 MPG before. Combined is rated at 20 MPG, and driving it enthusiastically I average 22 mpg, when i have driven for economy I have gotten 23 MPG combined. One way to work for me is 40 miles highway and city... Also, if you're good with paddle shifters you can improve MPG if you know how to change the gears for economy.
Many reviews state this car lags in luxury, and I fully disagree. The car warns you of a crash, and you can set how far away you want the car to warn. The adaptive cruise control is great. It slows down and speeds up amazingly. Cooled seats are nice during the Summer. Navigation works well, and can be used though voice. You can even listen to pandora from your phone on the amazing 19 speaker sound system. love the dual panel moon roof. lastly, there are so many snesors on this car, it is near impossible to hit something backing up without hearing them, and when parking or driving slowly forward it warns you if you're near another car or object.
Comfort: I've read complaints about the front not being comfortable. i don't see this I'm 5 feet 11 and fiance is 6 feet 4. We are perfectly comfortable in the car. Both seats have all power adjustments., and driver has memory. Back seats have lots of space with heated seats, and a sun shade.
The trunk is huge, but the opening is odd, so it can be frustrating to get stuff out. There is a cool button on the trunk to open. As long as you have your key it will sense it. This is the same with unlocking the doors, no need to get key out, for it will be sensed. Then get in with push button start.
However, remote start is odd. It works well from far away, and with the rain sensing wipers on will wash snow off your windshield while it heats up. The odd thing is once you open the door the engine shuts off.
Reliability... I've had to have the heat pads on heated seats changed, and I hear this happens often.
Also, the heat shield bushing broke (Ford needs to use better bushings 3 of 4 2011 and newwer cars of theirs I've owned bushings have broken). This is a huge problem with the 3.5 litter ecoboost (friends f-150 had the same issue, reviews on line, and mechanic said so). My Ford mechanic offered bolting it on with a screw, which makes more sense than paying for a new one (not covered under warranty) to have a new buching break. However, he complained it will be a pain during oil changes.
If I buy a luxury car again in the future it will be a Lincoln. Beautiful luxury car, with fun features, and performance galore. Also, when compared price wise against competitors Lincoln is generally priced lower.