Perfect Family Compromise
By MJM on
Vehicle2007 Ford Edge SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
ReviewIf you are looking for a family vehicle but don't want a minivan or full size SUV, Edge is it. I've read all the reviews from major publications to googling Ford Edge reviews. Only real knock I can find are the brakes, its 60-0 stop is lackluster, Ford, please address. All around, engine is stellar, 6-speed auto performs well, handling nice feel but not ultra sporty, ride quality the same, blend of comfort not to squishy (Buick Like) but not Mazda like either. Test drove all others, came down to CX-7 and Edge. Wanted the CX-7 to be the winner but Edge had more room, easier access to rear seats, ie, car seats, just more practical day to day. Crash test ratings cant be beat.
Best FeaturesThe look, interior space, opening size for rear doors and rear hatch, 6-speed tranny (responsive downshift), Safety features (ratings). Reliable; know a regional service manager for large rental company, Edge blows away its domestic brethren, far fewer trips to the shop, noted impressive build quality
Worst FeaturesBrakes. I almost didn't buy because of the review on 60- 0 stopping distance, Radio - Stock lackluster, fuel economy, curb weight, if Ford could cut down the weight, 265 horsepower would put performance first in class, sport shift (man.) mode, slightly tighter (Sportier) handling.
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