2007 Ford Edge SEL Plus 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
The braking distance, which has been much discussed, has not been an issue other than that it is longer than my '05 Acura TL or my wife's previous car, a '00 Focus. Exterior design and interior design are spot on, with a surprising amount of legroom in the second row, even for passengers 6'3". As the car is now only 3 weeks old, we have had no reliability issues. The new 3.5L V6 is a little noisy on heavy acceleration from a stop, but very quiet at speed. The vehicle feels planted in the cloverleafs, with minimal body lean and no tire squeal. We cross-shopped this vehicle with the BMW X3, Mazda CX-7, Cadillac SRX, Mitsubishi Outlander, and Toyota Highlander.
The "automatic" fold down 2nd row seats, handles on the bottom of the rear hatch, vista roof.
Bluetooth hands free capability is a must for future generations, as is some sort of fix for the reflection of the dashboard into the front windshield (at least on the tan interior version).