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Pros: Hybrid system
Cons: Missing feature: adaptive cruise controlBest car I have owned. Decent performance for a mid-size passengar car. Sync coupled with complementary Sirius and nice Sony sound system should be in a car $10k more. My real-world gas mileage comparable to EPA estimates: I average 37-41 each tankful in mild California weather. Cold weather or extensive AC use lowers mileage about 3-5 MPG. Blind spot, cross traffic, and rear view beeper/cameras quickly become welcome luxuries.
Loving it at 5,000 miles and 4 months
Pros: Hybrid drive train
Cons: Wish it had adaptive cruise control and ability to save iPod music to the onboard 'jukebox'Fifth and best car I've owned in my life (26 years driving). I'm taken by how 'normal' it handles and feels. Got all the Mercury bells-and-whistles and despite my nervousness with being surrounded by all the electronics of the hybrid and Sync systems, everything works flawlessly. I consistenly get 37-41 MPG on each tank with a mixture of city and freeway driving in the congested San Francisco Bay Area.
Pros: Engine diagnostics that tell you how efficiently you are driving, Sync
Advice: Strongly consider this oneOutstanding car. Has the comfort of a much larger car, but fuel economy is great. Can regularly get better than the posted milage once you get the hang out of maximizing the elctric motor. Sync feature is without comparison in other vehicles.