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in 2010 Affordable Midsize SUVs

Avg. Price Paid: $13,879 - $22,521
Original MSRP: $27,420 - $35,770
MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy
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2010 Ford Edge Interior

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The 2010 Ford Edge stands ahead of the competition with its exceptionally roomy cabin and comfortable, kid-friendly rear seats. However, materials quality still falls a bit short for the Edge's class and price, and some reviewers say the cabin isn't well-designed.

  • "The Edge provides seating for five, and its car-based design means it's easy to get in and out without climbing.” -- Cars.com
  • "In contrast to the exterior, the 2010 Edge's cabin is rather ordinary and not smartly designed. The cruise control buttons aren't intuitive, and the center stack air vents don't offer enough range of adjustability." -- Edmunds

Seating

The Edge seats five and most reviewers say it’s family-friendly and comfortable. 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. It even reclines, which isn’t always an option in SUVs.

Cloth seats are standard on most models, while the Sport gets leather-trimmed seats. Heated front seats are standard on Limited models and optional on all but the base model.

  • "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
  • "The rear seats offer a decent amount of leg room; in fact, there's two inches more here than you'll find in the larger Explorer. Headroom is also reasonable in the rear, even with the optional Vista Roof. The rear-center passenger even gets more room than normal in a vehicle of this size, thanks to the wide track." -- New Car Test Drive

Interior Features

Although the interior of the Ford Edge may not scream luxury, many approve of the cabin features. However, materials quality leaves something to be desired.

Standard features on the SE base model are rather sparse and include a manual tilt and telescoping steering wheel and an audio input jack. Upgrading to the SEL model costs $3,000, but adds features like a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a premium stereo system with six-disc CD player, Sirius Satellite Radio, a six-way power driver’s seat, and an EasyFold second-row seat back release. The SEL also offers many more options, such as a power liftgate, heated front seats, a dual-headrest DVD entertainment system and a navigation system.

  • "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
  • “Many interior materials are low quality, and the standard radio faceplate is ugly, placed far away and not particularly up to the task of operating satellite radio and Sync. The excellent optional touchscreen navigation system improves matters, though it still requires an uncomfortable reach." -- Edmunds

Cargo

The 2010 Ford Edge provides 32.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row and 69 cubic feet with that row folded down. That space is about average for the class.

By contrast, the Mazda CX-7 provides 29.9 cubic feet of space, which can be expanded to 58.6 cubic feet with the rear seat folded down. On the other hand, a slightly larger three-row SUV like the Toyota Highlander provides more space with 10.3 cubic feet behind its third row, 42.3 cubic feet with that row folded down and 95.4 cubic feet with both the second and third rows folded down.

A plus for the Edge is that the back seat folds almost completely flat. Even the front passenger seat can fold flat to hold cargo up to eight feet long. All models but the base SE come with an EasyFold second-row seat back release, which also easily creates a flat load floor and is the first in its class, according to Ford.

The Edge offers a variety of storage spaces and comes with a standard cargo net (usually just an option on SUVs). The standard center flexible front console can be configured 12 different ways to hold everything from cell phones to laptops. A power liftgate and rear cargo management system is optional for all but the base model.

  • "Cabin storage is very good, highlighted by a large glovebox and cavernous center console that can hold a notebook computer." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Folding down the second row opens up a not-so-flat cargo floor and a max capacity of 69 cubes. That's more than a Nissan Murano can manage, but less than the Toyota RAV4 and considerably less than the Ford Flex." -- Edmunds
  • "Cargo carrying is an area where the Edge excels. The tailgate lifts to reveal a wide opening. With the rear seats in place there's a reasonable amount of cargo room, but pressing a button automatically reclines the rear seats to open up 69.0 cubic feet of storage space on a nearly flat floor." -- New Car Test Drive