2007 Ford Edge Expert Review

You'll Like The 2007 Ford Edge 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 The 2007 Ford Edge 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

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.

Interior Features

The Edge's more familiar interior styling doesn't quite live up to the expectations set by its cutting-edge sheetmetal, but it's nonetheless attractive, comfortable and spacious. Highlights include an especially roomy back seat with reclining seatbacks and a center console big enough to swallow a laptop or purse. Available niceties include a big panoramic sunroof, remote seat release buttons that let you fold the rear seatbacks flat from the cargo area and a fold-flat front passenger seat that allows for the transport of items up to eight feet in length.

Exterior Features

By resisting the urge to add even a small, "just in case" third row seat, Ford's designers were able to give the Edge the sleeker, sportier profile that helps set it apart from the crowd. The view from the side is marked by a large but subtle rear spoiler, short front and rear overhangs and well-defined wheel arches framing 17-inch aluminum wheels. The front of the vehicle is dominated by a version of the three-bar chrome grille that debuted on the Ford Fusion sedan, while the back is defined by dual exhaust outlets, a big, unapologetic Ford oval and clear-lens taillamps. Edge SEL models are distinguished by 18-inch wheels, front fog lights, chrome exhaust tips plus body-color mirrors, door handles and spoiler.

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.

Pricing Notes

The 2007 Ford Edge starts at a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $25,995 and approaches $37,000 when fully loaded. We expect our Fair Purchase Prices to reflect real-world transaction prices in line with MSRP. The Edge can be a compelling value when compared to the 2007 Nissan Murano, which starts at a sticker price of $28,400 and can top $47,000. The 2007 Mazda CX-7 starts at $24,310 and can exceed $34,000. In regards to resale value, we expect the Edge to perform similarly to the Murano and CX-7.

Notable Equipment

In addition to the 3.5-liter V6 and six-speed automatic transmission, a base Edge SE includes power windows/locks/mirrors, remote keyless entry, single-disc CD/CD-MP3 sound system, auxiliary audio input jack, reclining rear seatbacks and 17-inch aluminum wheels, A comprehensive set of standard safety equipment includes front, front-side and two-row side-curtain airbags, plus electronic stability control with rollover mitigation.

Notable Options

Features not included on a base Edge include the two-panel panoramic sunroof, trunk-mounted remote seat release, DVD-based navigation system, DVD rear-seat entertainment system, reverse sensing system, premium six-disc audio system, leather seating, power and heated front seats and fold-flat passenger seat.

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.

Under the Hood

In addition to Ford's newest V6, the Edge's powertrain features a new six-speed automatic transmission that's the product of a joint development program between Ford and GM. The available all-wheel-drive system functions in front-wheel-drive mode until a need for additional traction is detected. In true crossover fashion, the Edge is built upon the same platform as Ford's Fusion sedan. Maximum towing capacity is 3,500 pounds.

3.5-liter V6

265 horsepower @ 6250 rpm

250 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4500 rpm

EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/25 (FWD), 17/24 (AWD)

Editors' Notes

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.

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Owner Reviews


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Up to date, spacious, and reliable.

Our 2007 Ford edge is the best vehicle we have owned to date. It is a very reliable car and runs great. The seats are very comfortable. We are a family of five and we fit in it just fine and all have leg room. My husband is 6'2" tall and also has leg room while driving. This vehicle has Bluetooth connectivity and a USB connector which is a great add on feature especially when traveling. The only problems that we have had thus far are with the brake lights when it rains. Almost every time that it rains, water will get into the brake light compartment which leads to our bulb going out. As long as you keep up with regular maintenance such as oil changes and the like this vehicle will take care of you. This a great buy!

- Ariel P

Our 7 year weathered ford, the good and the bad.

I have loved this car from day one. We live on a difficult hill and I love the ease this vehicle has to get up the hill with my family in tow. I love the features which are very basic on this vehicle. The sound system is great, the seats are very comfortable and the height of the car makes me feel like I can see my surroundings better. I did, however, become less of a fan as parts seemed to stop working. Over time this car has nickel and dimed us. Small pieces are coming loose, I have replaced almost all major parts and now the fan comes on and off randomly. The paint has very minimal rust, only one area, for a car that is been sitting outside for 7 years now.

- Joe T

It is very comfortable to drive.

It is easy to drive with and excellent turn ability. It is also comfortable to drive it when it is busy and it is compact enough to park in challenging parking situations. It has a lot of space to fit larger objects and it is nice that the seats fold down for extra storage space. I drive a lot during the winter and I have found that the Ford edge handles all difficult weather very well. Brakes on this car are not too touchy which has been an issue on other cars I have driven. Nice sound system and comfortable seating. Again, very reliable all around.

- Alex S