325 horsepower, a (hopefully better calibrated) 8-speed, and AWD might be helping it a bit. Seeing it in something other than ruby red would help too, but small steps.

Too bad the Sport wasn’t around when my parents were car shopping. That would’ve fixed my dad’s complaints about there not being a V6!

Also, thank you Ford for reorganizing the center console so the cup holders aren’t getting in the way of your arm on the center console and moving the shifter. I do genuinely think that is one of my mom’s biggest gripes with the car.

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Boy, I just hope with this new one the bump up factory quality control a bit. That’s still my biggest complaint for ours, as documented on here.