The 2013 freshening brought variable cam timing to the 3.5-liter V6 for improved performance and better fuel economy.
An optional 240-hp, 2.0-liter, turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder engine is offered as well.
On the safety front, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning, Active Park Assist and backup sensors are all available.
Still though, while we appreciate the quiet interior and comfortable ride, cramped interior accommodations and poor outward visibility continue to plague Ford's family sedan. The higher-performance SHO model has standard all-wheel drive, and its 365-hp, turbocharged V6 makes it quick, but it isn't an engaging car to drive.