Actually not the power door. We want a low roof so the power door is out. I just want a plain old sliding door anyway. I thought I wanted the power door when it first came out but then I thought about standing in the van in the freezing cold, waiting for the door to close when I could just close it myself even quickerAdaptive cruise.
Extended fuel tank.
Dual alternators/dual battery. If you get the ambulance pkg you get these plus no stop/start system.
Electric folding mirrors only available with BLIS.
D rings. Very useful and I plan on altering my eventual floor to still be able to use them.
You said you have decided on the door. I hope it’s the power door. Very quiet, convenient, and with two batteries I have used it multiple times every day in my driveway for over a week and the van started right up no problem. It’s my second favorite feature after adaptive cruise.
If they had offered the better headlights on a 2021 cargo I would have gotten them.
Throwing money at these options didn’t bother me at all. I got more than I listed but these are my favorites off the top of my head. Oh, and the color, Abyss. I can drive this thing anywhere and it doesn’t get eyeballed because EVERYONE thinks it’s a delivery van.
A lot of the options are just electronic gadgetry. It's always been a sore spot for me when they offer "upgraded" sound systems for 2-10x the price of aftermarket stuff that's actually much better. Same for the MySynk junk.The less features the better, It makes the vehicle easier to fix and at a lower cost once the warranty expires.
When I was a kid my parents got a new car every two years and they did not even order air conditioning. People used to want very affordable cars, Options were not something most people chose.
I got the Ecoboost, That was options enough for me.
Another thing that surprised me was how intuitive Ford’s implementation of the lane keeping feature is. Rather than being an annoying chime, the feedback you get when you start to leave the lane is haptic through the steering wheel. Kind of feels like you’re hitting a rumble strip. The amount of feedback that you get is configurable in the menus. Much less annoying than the same feature on my Subaru Outback (which I generally turn off because of that) and very intuitive. You can configure the feature to either alert, alert and control, or control only.
On mine (2021) the alert is the vibration (no beep) and the control actually affects the steering to keep you in the lane. Which mode you’re in is configured in the driver’s assist menu. There is an on/off button in the end of the turn signal control stalk.Alert is a beep and control is the vibration?