2008 Ford Edge

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2008 Ford Edge Review

Note: This review was created when the 2008 Ford Edge was new.

The Edge's ranking is based on its solid performance, comfortable seating and stylish looks. However, some find its interior quality lacking compared to rivals, and several complain that the alluring base price can quickly skyrocket with options.

Pros & Cons

  • Quick acceleration with a smooth, quiet ride
  • Comfortable, roomy seating areas
  • Intuitive, easy-to-use controls
  • Options can inflate price considerably
  • No third-row seat option

Research & Ratings

Currently, the Ford Edge has a score of 8.2 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 57 pieces of research and data.




Critics' Rating: 7.9
Performance: 7.6
Interior: 7.6
Safety: 9.7
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2008 Ford Edge Overview

The 2008 Ford Edge is applauded for its safety ratings, nifty styling, comfortable cabin and solid performance. According to the Detroit News, "From just about any angle, the Edge looks like a winner -- rock-solid, utterly capable and almost universally appealing." The 2007 model was named as one of AAA and Parents magazine's "Best Cars for Families" and received the "Urban Truck of the Year" award from On Wheels, Inc. It was also a top-ten finisher in Motor Trend's "Sport/Utility of the Year" testing. Though the 2008 Edge ranks in the top half of its class, it ranks in the bottom half when compared only to other affordable crossovers. As a new model last year, few changes have been made to the 2008 Edge. This year's model offers new features, including a power liftgate and Ford's Sync hands-free infotainment system.

The Edge is available in three trims: last year's SE and SEL plus the new-for-2008 Limited, which replaces last year's SEL Plus. It's available in front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

  • "If you want a pleasing, well-rounded tall station wagon -- which is what a crossover SUV actually is -- then the Edge makes a good case for itself." -- Car and Driver
  • "Sporty, safe, and fun to drive perfectly describes the new Ford Edge." -- Epoch Times
  • "This car was a joy to drive for more than 1,200 miles of highway, local trips, holiday gift shopping, and commuting in traffic." -- Boston Globe

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