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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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2009 Ford Edge Interior

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The 2009 Ford Edge edges out the competition with its exceptionally roomy cabin and comfortable, kid-friendly rear seats. However, material quality still falls a bit short for the Edge's class and price.

  • "The Edge provides seating for five, and its car-based design means it's easy to get in and out without climbing." -- Cars.com
  • "Hard plastic trim dominates Edge's cabin, but most pieces don't look cheap. Assembly quality is fine." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Although functional and ergonomically sound in design, the interior lacks much in the way of design flair. Materials quality is average." -- Edmunds

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Seating

Though the Edge doesn't offer a third-row seat, this leaves plenty of room for the second row, which is very spacious for a midsize SUV.

  • "The rear bench is supportive and offers generous legroom, knee clearance, and foot space. The Vista Roof extends over the rear seat, but only the very tall may find headroom lacking. A reclining seatback is standard and adds to passenger comfort. Entry and exit are no-hassle affairs." -- Consumer Guide
  • "It's easy to get in and out, the front seats are comfortable, and the back seats are decent (plus they recline!)." -- About.com
  • "The (optional) leather-trimmed front seats provide excellent support on longer trips, though some of our drivers found the head restraints to be uncomfortably canted forward. Also, the front seats' hybrid power/manual adjustments are hard to figure -- power adjustments for the seatback angle and lumbar support would be welcome. The driving position is further marred by the absence of a dead pedal." -- Edmunds

Interior Features

Although the interior of the Ford Edge may not scream "luxury," many approve of the cabin features and layout. Standard features on the base SE include an MP3 audio input jack, 60/40 fold-flat second-row split seats and reclining second-row seats. However, material quality leaves something to be desired.

The Edge's optional voice-activated navigation system is impressive, featuring lane assistance, real-time traffic and video.

  • "The climate controls are handy and simple to use. The gauges and available navigation screen are easy to read for the most part, but they can lack contrast in certain lighting conditions. As for the navigation system itself, it's easy to program. It absorbs most audio functions but doesn't complicate them." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Interior fit and finish is unimpressive." -- MSN
  • "The Edge's saving grace is its voice-activated Sync multimedia interface and navigation system. Standard on the Limited trim, it provides such niceties as Bluetooth connectivity, real-time traffic information and current gas prices at stations along your route. A 10-gigabyte hard drive provides storage for MP3 files, and you can even watch a DVD if the Edge is in Park. The system's multifunction screen is arguably the best in the business. The how-did-we-ever-live-without-it 'home' button complements colorful graphics that wouldn't look out of place on a computer screen." -- Edmunds

Cargo

Ford lists the Edge's cargo volume at 69.6 cubic feet behind the first row and 32.1 cubic feet behind the second row. Most reviewers approve of the cargo area, especially the multitude of interior storage spaces and cupholders.

  • "With the rear seats and front passenger seat folded, the Edge can carry 8-foot-long items like lumber or a rolled-up carpet." -- Cars.com
  • "Cabin storage is very good, highlighted by a large glovebox and cavernous center console that can hold a notebook computer." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The cargo bay is huge and the big tailgate hinges up and out of the way to make loading easy." -- About.com
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