In order of my prior owned vehicles, I've had a GMC Jimmy, Grand Cherokee Laredo, Ford Explorer, a Mercury Mountaineer, and now my Ford Edge Limited. I was looking for a more fuel efficient car withou...
In order of my prior owned vehicles, I've had a GMC Jimmy, Grand Cherokee Laredo, Ford Explorer, a Mercury Mountaineer, and now my Ford Edge Limited. I was looking for a more fuel efficient car without losing the safety of a "big" suv.
This edge has so much interior "sitting" room. You do lose some hauling room, but I love having plenty of legroom, not just in the front but also the backseats. I was afraid I wouldn't have room for all the "stuff" I had stashed in my mountaineer, but the Edge held it all. I love the deep center console storage and the divided tray. I also like the rear map pockets in the doors (something my mountaineer did not have) as they give nice additional storage for misc. items.
The edge is about 2.5 inches wider than the mountaineer, which surprised me. You wouldn't think it would make that much difference, but I noticed that I was being more careful than usual when parking in lots. Part of this could be that the windshield slopes down very quickly so I can't see the front edges of the quarter panels. Also, the windshield and rear windows are set at a much steeper angle, which took some getting used to. Part of this is just readjusting to a new vehicle after having my last one for 7 years.
My edge is front wheel drive (going from AWD) and I'm happier with it than I would have thought. I was afraid I would notice more problems in bad weather, but so far so good. AWD really hurts the gas mileage (I was getting about 17 with the mountaineer) and the FWD does help there-I'm getting about 23 mpg average, with most of my driving in town.
All in all I'm happy with my Edge. I think it is stylish, functional, and comfortable.