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SAFETY | 9 out of 10
Five stars, front impact protection--driver; four stars, front impact protection--protection; five stars, side impact protection; four stars, rollover resistance
a panoply of safety equipment
Car and Driver
crashworthiness is top-notch
good overall visibility
TheCarConnection.com gives the 2008 Ford Edge high marks for safety.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awards this 2008 Ford four and five stars in all tests, including a five-star rating for side impacts (the most common type of injury accident). Car and Driver also reports that the "Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which is notoriously difficult to please, made the Edge a Top Pick for safety." The Edge’s IIHS rating is also noted by Cars.com, which says that the "Edge's crashworthiness is top-notch."
Car and Driver reports that the 2008 Ford Edge comes with "a panoply of safety equipment, "including a full set of airbags as well as ABS and stability control. According to Cars.com, the Ford 2008 models' "AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control...monitors body lean and intervenes if it senses an impending rollover in order to keep the vehicle's wheels on the ground." In addition to all of this, Edmunds mentions that "rear parking sensors are optional on SEL and Limited models" of this 2008 Ford.
"A low dashboard and chair-height seats provide good overall visibility" in the 2008 Ford, reports ConsumerGuide, "though the rear headrests partially block the view astern." Cars.com adds, "while visibility is pretty good to the rear, a rearview camera--an increasingly common feature worth having--is not yet offered on the Edge."
The 2008 Ford Edge scores well in crash tests, and it has extensive standard safety equipment.