Braking noise & quirks have been completely resolved from earlier E models. In fact,braking is excellent in terms of both "feel' & response at any speed including into curves. Steering has now a really nice degree of response at both high/low speed. Fit & finish just beautiful. Although car not broken in yet, I'm getting 10.8L/100km (about 27 mpg) highway without using cruise-control @ 120kph (75 mph). Extra power available through all speeds. Seat comfort very good. Paint & exterior fit integrity excellent. Quiet interior. Cargo area large & usable. Audio/phone/car computer controls on steering wheel easy to learn. Heat/cool systems accurate. 5 speed transmission nice. Road feel is there, but not harsh.
Great ride quality. Steering/braking excellent. Fit & finish both inside & out 2nd to none. Good power available through all speeds. Better cargo-area than most competitor's wagons .Rational layout & features, no quirky "why did they do that?" aspects.
Locate park-brake pedal further back into footwell (to reduce driver scuffing shoes upon exiting). Improve visability rearward out cargo window (enlarge window).