I had a '96 maxima that was the same. No fold down seats. Just a pass through behind the armrest.I can tell you my 05 Cadillac STS didn't have seats that folded down in the back. It had a tiny hole that would open up behind the rear arm rest so you could put your ski's through from the trunk. Because that's what fancy Cadillac folks are concerned with I guess.
Ford was always big on "puddle lights"Since I normally just walk up to the Edge to open it.....If I unlock it with the remote it has a bunch of lights that light up all of the area within 3-4 feet around the car. It looked weird. I found this out about the two year mark.