Best Bet
(4.5) 54 reviews
MSRP: $5,708$14,148
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 18-20
Engine: 265-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Seats: 5
2008 Ford Edge

Our Take on the 2008 Ford Edge

Our Take

Now entering its second year, the Ford Edge five-seat crossover has the tough look of a sport utility vehicle but is based on a car platform, bringing many advantages compared to the conventional truck-based design. Mechanically, the Edge is unchanged from 2007, but it adds a new top trim level, ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Disappointing gas mileage
  • Braking is so-so
  • Body lean in turns
  • Backseat doesn't adjust fore/aft
  • Noise through Vista Roof shades

Notable Features

  • Five-seat crossover
  • HomeLink
  • Power liftgate option
  • Limited trim level
  • 20-inch-wheel option
  • Ford Sync option


Our Expert Reviews

Crossover utility vehicles such as the Ford Edge are filling the role once occupied by minivans.Crossover utility vehicles are basically tall station wagons that look a bit like an SUV. They have a tall roof and room for five or seven people. A high driving position offers a commanding view of the road, and fold-down seats mean you can carry a load from the lumberyard or bags of the kids' ... Read full review for the 2008 Ford Edge

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Consumer Reviews


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I really love my Edge!

by Joe's Mom from Snohomish, WA on February 15, 2011

We purchased a 2008 Edge in November of 2010. It is a Limited with pretty much all the options--AWD, nav, vista roof, sport suspension, Sync, etc. It is a great car in inclement weather--very sure-foo... Read Full Review

6 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Ford Edge Limited

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Ford Edge Limited

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.


There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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