I only have a few miles on the Edge, but it's easy to see it's a winner. I came back to Ford after a Chrysler van, and am happy I did. The van was a nice car, but the Edge is easier to drive, easier to enter and exit, easier to park, and has much better handling. It also has much better seats and better ergonomics everywhere. The styling is uncluttered; the car looks ultra modern both in an out. The expansive sunroof is a great feature. Multiple airbags everywhere make safety a strong suit as well. It's not perfect, but it's way up there in its class. I did a detailed comparison, and the Edge won over the SanteFe, the VeraCruz, the Murano, the Pacifica, the Highlander, and the Pilot.
Sunroof, styling, ergonomics, creme brulet color, handling, interior and exterior lighting features, smooth transmission, quiet engine and cabin, space inside, (especially considering overall size), safety features. The SEL+ is the way to go in this vehicle.
Dash should be a darker color to avoid reflection on windshield; it needs a power tailgate; some buttons need to be more clearly labeled; door handles feel cheaply made and doors don't sound solid; needs power lumbar in both front seats. This car stickered for $34K and that's borderline "too much".