Ford Edge
Top-Ten Finisher

What It Is
Fordis attempt to hit the crossover sweet spot with a sideways-mounted V-6, plenty of interior space, and a carlike ride.

What You Should Know
We'll have to see if the wide-bodied, snub-nosed station wagons are going to be the next big thing, but from Ford's shot at the target, It's going to be tough to hit the bullis-eye. Fine in a straight line, but ride and handling dynamics are for people who donit like to drive. Not sure this is going to help Fordis problems.

Bottom Line
Some clever details and options, but they forgot to make it fun to drive.

2007 Ford Edge
Base Price Range $25,500-$28,000 (est)
Price As Tested $31,000 (est, SEL AWD)
Vehicle layout Front engine, FWD or AWD, 5-pass, 4-door SUV
Engine 3.5L/265-hp*/250-lb-ft DOHC 24-valve V-6
Transmission 6-speed automatic
Curb Weight (f/r dist) 4502 lb (58/42%)
Wheelbase 111.2 in
Length x width x height 185.7 x 75.8 x 67.2 in
max cargo capacity 69.6 cu ft
max towing capacity 3500 lb
0-60 mph 8.0 sec
Quarter mile 16.2 sec @ 85.8 mph
Braking, 60-0 mph 142 ft
Lateral acceleration 0.72 g (avg)
600-FOOT SLALOM 55.7 mph (avg)
MT figure eight 29.3 sec @ 0.55 g (avg)
EPA city/hwy fuel econ 18/23 mpg (est)
Bet You Didn't Know Shares its six-speed auto with new Saturn; developed with GM, Ford tuned and manufactures it separately.
Sum up THE Last thing Ford needs is a crossover with THE dynamics of an Explorer.