The car rides well over rural, broken pavement backroads and on the highway. The smoothness makes it comfortable over long drives.
The car has 5-star ratings for all government crash tests, it has a low incidence of roll-over, has a well rated rear-end crash test and has the best whiplash protection. Brakes performed well, with short stops and no pulling.
For a large vehicle, the car handles like a much smaller, nimble vechile with little body roll on high speed sharp turns.
For a car its size, 24+ mpg is pretty amazing. This can be contributed to the CVT transmission.
Ford discounted the vehicle and I got 0% interest for 60 months.