The MKC has it's uses but it is too small and too expensive. I'm sure it will sell though, it adds bling to that market segment.
Owning the FFH for 1-1/2 years now and getting used to the SE's comfortable seats and quiet ride caused a real problem when recently I was looking for a second, smaller utility type vehicle to replace my Expedition.
I didn't really want/need another new car, just something with more Home Depot and people room.
We drove all kinds of used cars, SportTrac's, Escapes, the Edge and looked at older Mariners and some other brands, none met my wife's standard of the FFH's ride and comfort.
We'd get out from the test drive vehicle and she'd look at me with that look, nope.
Then we drove a used Flex, these seem to have a love it or hate it exterior design - but we liked the look.
With the full power, big leather driver/passenger seats, quiet controlled ride, 'transformer' power fold down rear interior seating, towing ability and all the other funky things these station wagons have, it hit all our needs.
We ended up with a CPO 2011 Flex with 25k miles with a Ford Warranty, my wife really likes it so that works for me.
No, it doesn't have the EgoBoast turbo's but it still has enough power, I am an Eco driver now, the FFH has changed my driving habits.