The SEL has a nice standard package. It handles well and is great in turns. Not to much wind noise and I like the temperature and direction settings on the info screen. Unlike my 08 focus se, there is a light in the back seat so your passengers can see as well as head rests.
Heated leather seats, Sync system with new services including turn by turn direction.
The 4 speed auto tranny is dated and needs to go. This car would perform better with a 6 speed tranny. This car would also benefit from all wheel disk brakes.