Used Car: 2010 Ford Edge Review
When it was new, reviewers said the five-seat 2010 Ford Edge had sharp styling, a comfortable cabin and solid performance. The Edge also offers good safety and reliability scores, though when it was new, some critics noted that rival crossovers offered more interior refinement.
Test drivers thought that the 2010 Ford Edge was a good contender among 2010 midsize SUVs. It has fairly good handling, a smooth ride, plenty of power and a spacious interior. Though there were some complaints about braking performance, interior build quality and cabin design, reviewers still rated the Edge highly within its class. Plus, the Edge gets good safety and reliability scores, which should appeal to shoppers who’re seeking a dependable used SUV. Despite the few problems reviewers had with the Edge, they maintained that the 2010 Edge is a good choice among five-seat crossovers. Keep in mind that the Edge underwent a refresh for 2011 that addressed some of the complaints about its performance and interior, so you might want to include the 2011 Edge in your search.
The 2010 Ford Edge seats five and comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that’s paired with either front- or all-wheel drive. Front-wheel drive trims get 18/25 mpg city/highway and all-wheel drive models get 17/23 mpg, both of which are above-average for the class. Reviewers said the Edge has plenty of power, good steering feel and a smooth ride, but they also noted its substandard braking performance and a slow-to-respond transmission. Standard features include integrated blind spot mirrors, reclining rear seats, roll stability control and a four-speaker stereo with auxiliary audio input. Upper trims come with features like Ford’s Sync infotainment system, Bluetooth, a premium sound system and dual-zone climate control.
Other Cars to Consider
If you like the Ford Edge but want a crossover that’s a bit sportier, consider the 2010 Nissan Murano. When it was new, reviewers loved how the Murano drove, saying it has especially good handling for a crossover. The Murano also has an upscale interior that reviewers rated better than the Edge’s. Both SUVs are competitive within the class, so the Murano is worth a look if you’re shopping for five-seat crossovers.
The 2010 Toyota Venza ranks highly in the class thank to its exceptional safety and reliability scores, and reviewers loved its well-equipped interior. The base Venza also comes with a four-cylinder engine, which means that it’s a bit less powerful, but it also earns higher fuel economy ratings. Many reviewers noted that the Venza’s handling isn’t particularly sporty, but if you prioritize a comfortable ride over sharp handling, you’ll be happy with the Venza.