Love the car
October 1, 2017
My car has Reserve group (BLIS, parking sensors, etc.) and Technology package (adaptive cruise, active park assist, heated and cooled front seats, etc.) I came to this car after owning a Ford hybrid, and knew I wanted another hybrid using Ford technology. This is what I picked out.
The good: front seats are fantastic, and adjust in ways I haven't even used. The massage is great for longer trips. The cooled function is also great. Acceleration is better than my last hybrid (but, seriously, it's still a hybrid and isn't going to ever win the red light drag races). The cabin is incredibly quiet (active noise control) and the stereo (THX certified) with two subwoofers reproduces everything from classical to Artificial Joy Club perfectly. I'm average height (5'9") and my preferred seating position leaves plenty of room in the back seat. The heated rear seats are a nice touch for cold days, but there are also vents back there so passengers aren't left out in any season.
The bad: resale value is not good - but this was good for me, since I picked up a CPO lease return with very low miles for 1/2 what a new one costs. The touch screen is sometimes slow to respond. My last car, although a hybrid, still had a 17 gallon tank, and I miss that. I wish they'd put a full size tank on this, hybrid or not. The configuration menu is complicated and I usually have to refer to the owner manual when I want to change something, but there are so many things that can be tweaked I can't think of anything else they could have done to make it easier. Overall I'm very happy with my car and I'm glad I bought it. My last Ford hybrid never needed anything but oil changes in 6 years, and I expect this one will be the same - it has been so far.