I got my car pre-owned with active park assist and love it not so much for the self-parking feature, but for the fact that it allows me to have parking sensors on my front bumper as well. If I were to buy a new car, I'd certainly pay for this option just for that.
However, one shortcoming I see with the system on my 2013 Fusion is the lack of an overhead graphic to aid the parking sensors when they go off. You do get the coloured squares on the rearview camera display when you go in reverse, but if the front sensors go off, you don't have a convenient way of knowing exactly which direction the obstacle is in.
My parents' Lexuses feature an overhead graphic that pops up on the navigation screen whenever the sensors go off, using coloured lines to show the exact direction the obstacle is coming from.
Most other luxury brands like BMW, Audi, etc have a similar feature. I also recently sat in a loaded Chrysler 200C and yes, it has this feature too.
Now today I happened to stumble upon an Australian review of the 2015 Mondeo, and look what I see:
So guys, if you have a 2015 or 2016 model equipped with front sensors, do you have this feature? Ford should really push this as a software update to their North American models.
Edited by machoman1337, 11 May 2015 - 03:15 PM.