I love this car. Why Ford cannot sell more of these, I do not know.
The car is large and luxurious. The trunk is huge.
The safety systems were over the top, literally. Canopy airbags, side airbags, and of-course front and passenger airbags.
A great Haldex AWD system with traction control. (Traction control can be disabled if desired).
A very smooth transmission with great acceleration, and best of all, better gas mileage! I am getting around 0-60 times of 8 seconds. My gas mileage is around 24 mpg with some stop and go traffic (based on my 44 mile round trips to work and back).
Four wheel dual caliper disc brakes with ABS, that are very good at stopping the car. The brake system even has EBS (an electronic brake system that increases the brake pedal force and distribution in emergency braking situations).
It has Volvo inspired and designed safety systems; an engine with a Porsche heritage (originally a 2.5 liter Porsche designed engine that Ford purchased and bored out to 3.0 liters), a German designed and built CVT transmission. (Ex. VW owner here, I do love German design)