I went from a 2000 GMC Yukon 4x4 to a 2008 Ford Edge SEL with FWD and don't regret it at all. Love this little suv! It's not as peppy as my V8 was, but no slouch either, and the better gas mileage is ...
I went from a 2000 GMC Yukon 4x4 to a 2008 Ford Edge SEL with FWD and don't regret it at all. Love this little suv! It's not as peppy as my V8 was, but no slouch either, and the better gas mileage is way worth it. We're getting in the 24-25 mpg range with mixed driving, high 20s on longer drives (I live in the boonies, so I'm sure my results are different from what you would see if you lived in town).
The ride is so nice and smooth and quiet, even on horrible roads. It handles super, no sway in the corners. I am having so much fun driving it! The seats are very comfortable--I cheaped out and got cloth, so I imagine the leather is even better. I can drive several hours without being stiff and achey when I arrive, even though I am 6 months pregnant. My only complaint is the forward tilt of the headrest, but I was able to make that a little better by raising it higher. I really like that it has rear vents in the back of the console for the rear passengers, as not all the cars we looked at had that feature. Living in the South, getting enough air is a Big Deal. There seems to be more room in the backseat area than there was in my Yukon, and I like that the rear seats recline. The interior gives a feeling of "nice", although not posh. There is plenty of cargo space for my needs, lots more than you would think, looking at it from the outside.
The steering wheel controls are easy to use. I really like the SYNC, although I'm still learning how to use it. I keep having trouble getting it to hear my voice commands while going down the road--I have to yell really loud, which greatly amuses my 3 year old son and frustrates me--but once I get connected to the person I'm calling, we can hear each other fine on both ends, talking in a normal tone.
The radio screen is not my favorite in the world, the layout is kind of jumbled and the info is much more limited than what I'm used to. I wish that I had an outside temperature readout, I really miss that.
I think the Edge is a great value for the money. I got a great riding, great driving vehicle with comfortable seats, some neat features, and room for my big dog and anything else I would want to haul, for well under $30,000. I am very very pleased. The fact that it is a domestic vehicle is icing on the cake. I give the Edge 2 enthusiastic Thumbs Up! Great job, Ford!!