I have everything but the Panoramic roof, as I hardly even open the moon roof that comes standard on Black Label models. For me, it's all about performance and so the 3.0T Engine, AWD, and Driver's Package were all my most important choices. I enjoy having relentless power, and the ability to accelerate aggressively during turns with good precision. Along with a Livernois tune, this MKZ makes many vehicles look like chumps! Over 5000 miles tuned now, and it still runs smooth, warms up fast, and struggles very little during cold winter. It's only weakness is poor fuel quality, as you will know if the car is getting poor quality gas. It'll feel like the engine falls flat or the transmission gets sticky or laggy with shifting. I optimize tire quality with Pilot Super Sports for Summer and Blizzak LM001 for winter, and I feel very confident and safe with how this car handles its power. Even when going 80+ MPH, I find the vehicle quiet and stable.
Followed by that is the Luxury Package that is standard in Black Label models. Good headlights and an excellent sound system for the long trips I do, as I prefer driving at night and have thousands of music files to keep me occupied. People find the headlights pretty intimidating as I noticed many move out of my way as I steadily approach them.
Next is the Climate Package. I had a heated steering wheel, along with heated seats in my 2014 Ford Fusion Titanium. That is just something you don't give up once you treated yourself to such options. Now I get to enjoy the cooling seats as well. Plus it is one of the cheapest packages, and if this car is going to experience both summer and winter...its worth the addition. The car can get so warm I literally take off my jacket and everything even if its single digit temperatures outside.
Finally the technology package, with the biggest appreciation being adaptive cruise control. I use Lane Keeping when I am running cruise control just because its there, but it isn't something I consider mandatory. I still hardly use the Active Park Assist, as its just faster for me to park and the reserve camera and sensors are already big enough aids, so I only ended up with Active Park Assist because its required to have Adaptive Cruise Control. Luckily there is a simple button one can press to silence the parking aids. Turning off Traction Control also silences the sensors.
How important the 3.0T, AWD, and Driver's Package depends on how much one values having strong performance. None of these are necessary for the daily drive, but make it so much sweeter and enjoyable personally speaking. Anything less will now bore me to tears driving, so the power has me spoiled good.
Whereas the Climate, Luxury, Technology and Panoramic roof are all more about comfort...and likely to be more desired by the average buyer.
Edited by Zalvern, 28 January 2017 - 12:40 AM.