We upgraded an 04 Tribute for the Taurus X. The X is quieter, has more cargo and people space, has all the safety features standard, and gets about the same mileage - we got 25 mpg on our 40 mi drive home with the car. Fit and finish look fine. Nice ride.
Compared to our 04 Tribute, the ride is the best feature. It's quite smooth and quiet on the highway. Not much wind noise. Very little engine noise.
Power passenger seats with lumbar should be standard rather than an option.