By KBB.com Editors
By masterfully combining the best attributes of a responsive but comfortable sedan with those of a versatile and roomy SUV, the Ford Edge fulfills the promise of the Crossover Utility Vehicle like no other example to date. It also demonstrates impeccable timing, arriving in the same year that car-based CUV sales overtake truck-based SUV sales for the first time. The Ford Edge might not have the capacity to impact the market in the same way as the automaker's Taurus sedan of 1986 or the Explorer SUV of 1991, but the fact that it's good enough to get mentioned in the same sentence as those milestones says quite a bit.You'll Like This Car If...
Softer than some, stiffer than others, the Edge hits the mass-appeal sweet spot in ride and handling. Coupled with a refined, eager powertrain and notably quiet highway cruising, the roomy, comfortable, versatile Edge is an extraordinarily well-rounded way to move throughout the world.You May Not Like This Car If...
The Ford Edge doesn't corner as aggressively as its sporty appearance may suggest. Its innovative design (and $37,000 price ceiling) might also have you expecting the availability of features like keyless entry and start and Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity. For the small percentage of drivers that would utilize it, the Edge's lack of manumatic shift capability could be a disappointment.What's New for 2007
The all-new Edge crossover is stylish on the outside, comfortable on the inside and smooth, quiet and responsive on the road. Most importantly, the entire package is wrapped in an overall sense of quality and refinement that's sure to sway plenty of import-brand devotees.Driving It Driving Impressions
In the city and on the highway, the Ford Edge met or exceeded nearly all of our high expectations. More significant than how quickly the Edge was able to merge and pass was how pleasantly it did so, with none of the racket and drama we might have expected from such a vehicle only a couple years ago. At cruising speeds, we were impressed by an appreciably quiet cabin and a notably comfortable ride. Only when the road began to wind and curve, and we began to push it harder, did the Edge reveal any noteworthy limitations, although we nonetheless consider the suspension, steering and brakes ideally balanced for the vehicle's purpose in life.Favorite Features
Available Remote Seatback Release
For loading larger items, the split rear seatback folds flat at the push of two cargo area-mounted buttons.
Available Panoramic Sunroof
Open or closed, the Edge's massive glass sunroof really livens up the passenger cabin. There's even a second, fixed glass panel over the second row.