If you're going to make the switch might as well switch to something different or more exciting. Taking a financial bath for some novelty gadgets is silly, IMO. I like brake hold on my 2018 but I hate lane keep assist. Unless the car can drive itself I see no need for that feature at all. The grill, yes, it does look better on 2017+ models but definitely not worth switching the car for. Your car will depreciate next year but you'll also pay down some principal too, so you'll still have somewhat same amount of equity to play with. You can score an excellent deal on new leftovers, just have to do your due diligence. I was able to get $8250 off MSRP on new 2018, some claim that they've got close to $10,000 off.The reason I want a newer one because the diamond grill is growing on me and I want the features like lane keep assist and brake hold.
When you mention that my car will depreciate but not as fast as a new one I disagree. Next year my car will probably lose an additional $4k in value while a left over 2018/2019 will not take that kind of hit off prices currently which is 1-2k off of msrp. As far as not paying cash, I don't know many that would pay cash for a car, do I have the means to, yes. Would I? No. I rather have cash in the bank and owe than the other way around.
I'm trying to see if there is anyone who made the jump and was it worth it? I need the RES as having an ipad is different and can't control when kids are pushing the home button or other things.