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QUALITY | 8 out of 10
smooth sheetmetal surrounds a roomy interior
Car and Driver
easy to get in and out without climbing
seats are all-day comfortable
an especially roomy back seat
Kelley Blue Book
If the interior of the 2008 Ford Edge is lacking in appearance, it makes up for it in comfort.
TheCarConnection.com sees nothing but positive comments regarding this Ford 2008 model's interior feel. Singing its praises, Car and Driver says that "inside, the Edge is spacious...that smooth sheetmetal surrounds a roomy interior with ample space for five," adding that "unlike many so-called five-seaters, the center rear seat is adult habitable for more than seven minutes." Cars.com adds that this 2008 Ford's "car-based design means it's easy to get in and out without climbing."
ConsumerGuide reports, "Legroom is ample [and] the seats are all-day comfortable," confirming that "the rear bench is supportive and offers generous legroom, knee clearance, and foot space." Kelley Blue Book notes "an especially roomy back seat with reclining seatbacks and a center console big enough to swallow a laptop or purse."
The 2008 Ford Edge has no shortage of cargo space: "in addition to folding flat to expand cargo room...the front passenger seatback also folds flat to accommodate long stuff, such as your custom boar-hunting spear," according to Car and Driver, which notes "cargo room behind the rear seats at 32 cubic feet, 70 cubes with the rear seatbacks folded." The only drawback is the "sloping rear window that makes the [2008 Ford] Edge look sporty but diminishes cargo room when compared to a squared-off design," according to Cars.com, which nonetheless notes a "generously sized center console storage bin." ConsumerGuide also comments that this 2008 Ford's "cabin storage is very good, highlighted by a large glovebox" in addition to the aforementioned center console "that can hold a notebook computer."
There are some mixed reactions to interior materials; ConsumerGuide notes that "hard plastic trim dominates Edge's cabin, but most pieces don't look cheap," adding "assembly quality has been fine." Edmunds, on the other hand, has harsher things to say, commenting on this 2008 Ford's "lackluster interior design and materials" and adding that "the cabin of the Edge is rather ordinary and not smartly designed...many of the interior materials are of low quality."
Cars.com notes that at highway speed, the Ford 2008 Edge's "engine sound penetrates when it's working its hardest, but overall the cabin is noticeably quiet." ConsumerGuide elaborates: "The engine sounds gruff in full-throttle acceleration, but it settles down while cruising and at idle," and adds that "some tire noise is evident on coarse surfaces, but it's not enough to be a bother." On the other hand, the optional "Vista Roof causes a lot of wind ruckus at highway speeds if it's left in its tilted position."
The interior of the 2008 Ford Edge feels better than it looks, but cargo room is a little shy, thanks to the sloping roofline.