As is usually the case, the features you get with the 2008 Ford Edge depend on how much extra you want to pay. TheCarConnection.com found most reviewers to be impressed with the options that the Ford 2008 Edge offers.
Cars.com reports that "there are three Edge trim levels: SE, SEL and SEL Plus." Car and Driver points out that "as with so many makers, options are tied to the model...and SE buyers get a limited menu of choices." The available choices for this 2008 Ford's base model include a six-disc in-dash changer, a backup sensor, and the SYNC entertainment and communications system. This source notes that "perversely, you can only get the navigation system in concert with the sunroof," and comments that the top-of-the-line Ford Edge 2008 Limited "is already as well equipped as the average army base, so options are limited."
According to Cars.com, in 2008, "Ford's new SYNC hands-free system, a joint venture with Microsoft...allows drivers to control Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones and MP3 players with steering-wheel buttons and voice commands"--not a bad thing for today's drivers who cannot take a moment away from their cell phone conversations.
Other optional equipment for the 2008 Ford Edge "includes a DVD-based navigation system that for 2008 adds voice-control, Sirius Satellite Radio and a backseat DVD entertainment system that includes a flip-down, 8-inch screen and wireless headphones," while ConsumerGuide reports that for 2008, Ford offers "a power closing feature for the tailgate" as an optional upgrade.