The 2008 Ford Edge presents a more urban design than a typical SUV, fulfilling part of the crossover credo, yet its all-wheel-drive and towing capability let it take on standard SUV tasks. The Edge's engine pulls reasonably well, but fuel economy isn't great. And while not designed for seven passengers like some larger crossovers and SUVs, the Edge handles five with luggage easily enough.
Ford's raft of tech options is available in the Edge, and our test car came loaded with a navigation system as well as Sync, this last a standard feature at the Limited trim level. During our time with the Edge, Sync once again proved its usefulness, and we can't imagine seriously considering any car that doesn't have comparable features.