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Photos: 2008 Ford Edge Limited AWD

Although offering a character-less driving experience, the top-notch cabin electronics make entertainment and communications effortless in the 2008 Ford Edge Limited.

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Ford introduced its Edge crossover as a 2007 model. The crossover segment is supposed to bridge the gap between SUVs and cars, providing the comfortable suspension of a car and the towing and carrying capacity of an SUV.
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The Edge uses Ford's three-bar grille, showing off its most recent design language.
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The Edge is pushed along by a transversely-mounted 3.5-liter V-6 making 265 horsepower. Its good enough to move the Edge, but mileage was a low 16.8 mpg average in our tests.
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The Edge seats five, with cargo room in back. Our test model came with the panoramic sunroof option, featuring one large sunroof in front and a smaller, fixed pane in back.
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Showing off its urban character, our Edge came with optional 20 inch wheels.
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Other convenient features included the optional power liftgate and rear seats that fold down at the push of a button.
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There is plenty of cargo area in the Edge, making it a good family vehicle.
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Although we liked the stitched leather of the seats, the dashboard is covered in a hard plastic.
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We found the Edge's handling more truck-like than nimble.
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These buttons let you activate the voice command and phone systems.
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The Edge uses a six speed automatic transmission, that generally offers smooth shifts, but no manual gear selection.
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Sync, our favorite tech feature, comes standard in the Limited trim Edge. At other Ford trim levels, it's a cheap $400 option.
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A USB port in the console lets you plug in a USB drive, Apple iPod, or just about any other MP3 player.
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You can access your MP3 player's music library from the LCD when it is plugged into the USB port.
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This is the standard audio control screen for the currently playing song.
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We weren't overly impressed with the audio quality in the Edge. Its subwoofer produces decent bass, but other frequencies were muted.
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Sync also lets you pair a phone to the system, letting you talk hands-free. You can dial using this screen, or just use voice command.
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The text message feature in Sync includes these preset messages for quick replies.

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