A loaded SEL was the best bang for the buck and allowed for easy customizing. Not a fan of Fords attempt at Chrome and Blacked out elements as upgrades, The SEL had all the safety features I needed.
Park assist, Navigation, hands free phone, HUGE sunroof and Interior w/ exception of leather quality (average).
I think Ford is doing a great job building cars people want and need. Would have loved a Fusion in a wagon but not made. I think the Edge is a stand alone in it's segment. It will do 90 percent of everything I need and I will add the remainder of features as I customize. I do believe there should be a standard front bumper park assist as well.
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.