2007 Ford Edge SEL Plus 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
Spent 3 months looking for CUV. Tried the Edge, CRV, RAV4, Pilot, Outlander, VUE, CX-7, & CX-9. Came down to the CX- 7 & the Edge. After driving them back to back, the Edge came out on top. Not as "sporty", but V-6 feels stronger than the Turbo 4 & burns regular. Vista Roof is incredible. It's like having a convertible CUV. Nav & Sound system are great, along with SIRIUS. Got Black/Black with the 18" chrome wheels...fantastic looking vehicle just adds to great driving experience. Contrary to a magazine review I read, brakes work very well. I may even buy a few shares of Ford stock - the Edge is that good. Great follow-up to the Fusion/Milan/MKZ. Proves they can build best-in-class autos.
NAV, Audio, & Sirius. Seat position is perfect; good lumbar & nice to have telescoping wheel, too. Flex seating opens up a lot of cargo space very easily. Exterior design is striking - neighbors thought it was luxury import. V-6 & 6-sp tranny are smooth, powerful, and take regular. Many others.
Should have instant MPG along w/overall. Remote start - now on many GM vehicles - would be nice. I really like Escape Hybrid but need a little more towing capacity...hope an Edge Hybrid comes out soon using the V-6 like the Highlander. High performance (twin-turbo) version could also add to line-up.