I went from a Lincoln Mark-LT to the Ford Edge and so far I am very happy with my choice. People have commented that it looks like a Lexus and I think it rides like one too. I really like SYNC and all of it's associated features. It is roomy on the inside and is easy to maneuver. The turning radius is great. I also like the automatic liftgate. I have not had it on the highway yet but am averaging 18 MPG in the city. I expect to get around 25 on the highway. It has a lot of zip to it. I think Ford finally has a crossover SUV that can compete with Honda and Toyota brands.
I like the SYNC and the power liftgate. I also added a remote start to it which will be nice in the hot Texas summers. The cargo area has plenty of space for hauling especially when you put down the rear seats and fold the passenger seat foreword.
Improve the gas mileage and get rid of the ambient lighting. Make the roof rack useful for hauling cargo.