Hard Plastic Interior Hard to Love
By Rich Carlson on
2007 Ford Edge SEL Plus 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
I bought an SEL+ in Creme Brulee, loaded with all the options including the panorama roof and navigation system. I traded in a 2004 Explorer Eddie Bauer V8 for the Edge. Compared to the Explorer I like the ride, lower step in height, better mileage, and roomy back seat. On the downside the interior of the Edge is a sea of hard plastic and poorly styled interior elements; compare the front interior door panel of the Edge to a Saturn Outlook and you will see what I mean. The interior is way to cheap and cold feeling for a $35,000 car. The navigation system is good, but not great.
I like the panorama vist sunroof, seating comfort is great, rear seat legroom is great.
Items I had on my Explorer that were not available on my Edge; cargo privacy cover, rear flip up glass hatch, automatic headlamp shutoff, programmable garage door opener. Interior plastics need to be upgraded and door panels restyled to look like they weren't designed by a 12 year old.