Ford Edge Interior
The 2007 Ford Edge, which seats five, manages to combine comfort and style, providing a vehicle which is family friendly and ideal for long commutes. U.S. News reviewer Rick Newman explains that "the modern cabin is a high point, with electronic climate and audio controls, a helpful information screen, and lots of handy trays, nooks, and pockets for storage." He also praises the kid-friendly factor, noting that the backseat has plenty of room and includes features such as cupholders and a reading light. A number of reviewers also approve of the center console which provides room for a laptop.
Many reviewers noticed that there is no third-row seating available. However, they also noted that the seats are comfortable (there is plenty of head- and legroom). Consumer Guide refers to the seats as "all-day comfortable." And New Car Test Drive also adds that "getting in and out of both the front and back seats is easier. In fact, the back seats in the Edge are roomier than those in the Explorer, a benefit of its design." About.com also praises both the front and back seats, saying that "the front seats are comfortable, and the back seats are decent." The Ford Edge comes with 60/40 fold-flat second-row split seats and reclining second-row seats.
Thefinds the interior quality pleasing and the knobs "easy to use." Although the interior of the Ford Edge may not scream "luxury," many approve of the cabin features: claims that the materials "looked and felt as if they cost a few dollars." The panoramic roof (optional on the SEL models) is also a crowd pleaser.
Standard features on the SE include compartmentalized center console storage; an MP3/audio input jack; cloth-trimmed seats; 60/40 fold-flat second-row split seats; and reclining second-row seats. Other standard features on the SEL include unique cloth-trimmed seats; a leather-wrapped steering wheel; and a six-disc in-dash CD changer with MP3 capability, four speakers and auxiliary steering wheel-mounted audio controls.
The SEL Plus also adds leather-trimmed seating; heated front seats with memory and driver's easy-entry feature; heated and memory side-view mirrors; a fold-flat front passenger seat-back; a power passenger seat; and EasyFold rear seatback release.
Edmunds likes that fact that "the controls are well organized, and even with the optional touchscreen navigation system, there's nothing complicated to figure out." The DVD-based navigation system with audiophile sound system is an option on the SEL and SEL Plus.
Ford lists the Edge's cargo volume as 69.6 cubic feet behind the first row and 32.1 cubic feet behind the second row. Most reviewers approve of the cargo area, and as About.com explains, "The cargo bay is huge and the big tailgate hinges up and out of the way to make loading easy." The also describes the cargo area as "cavernous."