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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.
The Edge uses Ford's three-bar grille, showing off its most recent design language.
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.
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.
Showing off its urban character, our Edge came with optional 20 inch wheels.
Other convenient features included the optional power liftgate and rear seats that fold down at the push of a button.
There is plenty of cargo area in the Edge, making it a good family vehicle.
Although we liked the stitched leather of the seats, the dashboard is covered in a hard plastic.
We found the Edge's handling more truck-like than nimble.
These buttons let you activate the voice command and phone systems.
The Edge uses a six speed automatic transmission, that generally offers smooth shifts, but no manual gear selection.
Sync, our favorite tech feature, comes standard in the Limited trim Edge. At other Ford trim levels, it's a cheap $400 option.
A USB port in the console lets you plug in a USB drive, Apple iPod, or just about any other MP3 player.
You can access your MP3 player's music library from the LCD when it is plugged into the USB port.
This is the standard audio control screen for the currently playing song.
We weren't overly impressed with the audio quality in the Edge. Its subwoofer produces decent bass, but other frequencies were muted.
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.
The text message feature in Sync includes these preset messages for quick replies.