Is there any downside to the off-road features on regular driving?

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I’ve gone with the Badlands model, but I’m wondering if there is a downside to the off-road features for a daily driver, other than the gas penalty. Did that factor into anyones choice?
 

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No, now you’re better equipped for both shitty roads and smooth roads. You can use the front 180 camera to assist in parking and maneuvering tight places
 

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I’ve gone with the Badlands model, but I’m wondering if there is a downside to the off-road features for a daily driver, other than the gas penalty. Did that factor into anyones choice?
I would say the egress into car and tire road noise. Not clear what ride height will be with small lift and different tires. I would have gone with Outer Banks, but definitely not interested in 3 cylinder engine than has cylinder deactivation to just 2 cylinders ! On up side one might guess the suspension is better of Badlands, but I haven't seen an analysis of that like was done of the Escape.
 

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I will be using mine for both off-road and highway driving. Believe it or not, sometimes the off-road editions are better highway drivers than the standard vehicles due to the higher-grade, tuned suspensions. The 4Runner TRD Pro is a great example. Obviously, if you have off-road tires you are going to get more tire noise.
 
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I would say the egress into car and tire road noise. Not clear what ride height will be with small lift and different tires. I would have gone with Outer Banks, but definitely not interested in 3 cylinder engine than has cylinder deactivation to just 2 cylinders ! On up side one might guess the suspension is better of Badlands, but I haven't seen an analysis of that like was done of the Escape.
Well a small difference in height is pretty minimal. My current car is a VW and it has significant road noise, so I am hoping the Ford will be quieter.
 
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