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in 2009 Affordable Midsize SUVs

Avg. Price Paid: $12,291 - $19,811
Original MSRP: $26,635 - $36,605
MPG: 17 City / 24 Hwy
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Used Car: 2009 Ford Edge Review

Review Last Updated: 8/14/12

The 2009 Ford Edge wins praise for its safety ratings, nifty styling, comfortable cabin and solid handling. However, some reviewers thought that the Edge’s rivals offered nicer interiors or better performance.

The 2009 Ford Edge is ranked:

The 2009 Ford Edge has attractive looks, a well-designed, spacious interior and fairly good handling. It has strong safety scores and its reliability rating is about average for the class. In front-wheel drive models, the 2009 Edge also gets better fuel economy than many 2009 midsize SUVs. Reviewers also praised each of the Edge’s five seats, saying that both the front and back rows were comfortable and roomy and noting that the rear bench seats recline. However, some aspects of the Edge were disappointing to reviewers. A few noted that its interior materials could use improvement, saying the Edge felt a bit cheap in some trims. Plus, some testers disliked the Edge’s performance, saying that its smooth ride didn’t make up for uninspiring braking performance and moderate body lean.  

The 2009 Ford Edge comes standard with a 3.5-liter V6 engine and either two- or all-wheel drive. Two-wheel drive models earn EPA ratings of 17/24 mpg city/highway, while all-wheel drive models get 15/22 mpg city/highway. Standard features are fairly sparse, and include a four-speaker stereo, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel and air conditioning, although higher trims include features like leather upholstery, Ford’s Sync voice controls, suede-like front-seat inserts and brushed aluminum trim.

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Other Cars to Consider

For a five-seat SUV with particularly good handling and an upscale interior, consider the highly-ranked 2009 Nissan Murano. Reviewers loved the 2009 Murano’s powerful V6 engine when it was new, and the Murano carries good safety and reliability scores. Plus, its interior is particularly upscale for the class, with some reviewers remarking that the Murano’s cabin rivals those found in Nissan’s luxury brand, Infiniti.

The 2009 Toyota Venza is a smart buy for a used midsized SUV. While the Venza isn’t as sporty as the Murano or Edge, its standout reliability and safety scores help it rise to the top of the class. The base Venza isn’t as powerful as the Edge, but it comes with more standard features and test drivers said that its interior is well-made. Though the Ford Edge is a good five-seat SUV, shoppers who don’t prioritize handling may find that the Toyota Venza is an even better choice.

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