on my '16 Ti 3.5 AWD, if the cruise control is set and i go downhill, the car downshifts on its own to attempt to slow down and keep that speed. it usually goes over though but i guess you could compensate by lowering the cruise speed more.
one of the features i like most about my edge is the paddle shifters. i would never go back to a car without them.
and now that you can only get a V6, albeit it an ecoboost one, in the sport model, i'm not so sure i'm going to buy another edge. i don't care for the ecoboost 4 cyl. i don't really want to pay all that extra for the "sport" model just to get a V6.