Lincoln FINALLY put their configurator up for the 2017 MKZ (and it's still a bit buggy), which was the other option I was considering. With the big price increase over the 2016 (for top available models of each year), there's no question... the 2017 Fusion Sport is where I'm going.
Was looking at the configuration and Ford's accessory packages and the Blind Spot Information System seems to be very handy especially Cross-traffic alert uses radar when I'm backing out. Would be nice if it didn't cost $3,625.
It will indeed go a long way especially if you live in a busy city and have to back out of parking spots with little view of whats behind you and other similar situation. I'll be interested in seeing it be put to work, see what flaws it might have and where it shines.