I really love this Edge. I have about 1100 miles on this Edge and have had it two weeks. I have had no problems with my brakes they are just fine! The back windows do shake however if you crack the front windows they shake no more. This Edge has more power and rides just as nice as my previous 525I. We bought this Edge because of the leg room in the back seat!! I read about the noise coming from the engine and yes I heard it too however I don't hear it as much now since I hit 1000 miles, probably have to brake in the engine. Gas wise I can't really comment, I live in the mountains and have to climb to 3000 feet 4 times a day! Tank of gas is about a week for me. This Edge is so comfy!
The ride. XM radio and the back seats, especially since the recline!
If I had to something maybe more bells and whistles on the SE model