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QUALITY | 8 out of 10
Leather seats have a pleasing fuzzy cloth insert
Road & Track
Behind the second row is 32.2 cubic feet of cargo space
Assembly quality is fine
An especially roomy back seat
Kelley Blue Book
Anyone interested in the 2009 Ford Edge will be pleased to discover that the interior is roomy, accommodating, and very comfortable.
The 2009 Ford Edge is a "five-seat crossover," according to Cars.com, that is "easy to get in and out [of] without climbing," thanks to its "car-based design." After easing through the doors, Car and Driver contends that occupants will find themselves inside a "roomy interior with ample space for five." ConsumerGuide raves about the layout of the front seats, pointing out that "legroom is ample" and "even with the Vista Roof, six-footers will have sufficient headroom" while enjoying the "all-day comfortable" front seats. The rear bench seat proves to be a hit as well, with Kelley Blue Book reporting that the Ford Edge offers "an especially roomy back seat with reclining seatbacks and a center console big enough to swallow a laptop or purse," while ConsumerGuide adds that "the rear bench is supportive and offers generous legroom, knee clearance, and foot space."
In addition to its supremely comfortable seating arrangement, the 2009 Ford Edge offers versatility and practicality in the form of a cavernous cargo space. ConsumerGuide says that the Ford Edge "has generous cargo space, even with the rear seatbacks raised." Car and Driver agrees, finding that "cargo room behind the rear seats [is] 32 cubic feet, 70 cubes with the rear seatbacks folded." Cars.com reports that, "for 2009, Ford has added passenger grab handles and a cargo management system for better cargo and passenger flexibility" while also mentioning that the Ford Edge features a "generously sized center console storage bin."
While the 2009 Ford Edge has many appealing qualities in this category, it is definitely not without its share of faults. Chief among the criticisms levied against the Ford 2009 Edge is that the quality of the interior materials is subpar—at least in look and feel. ConsumerGuide, for example, points out that "hard plastic trim dominates Edge's cabin, but most pieces don't look cheap," although Edmunds finds that "many of the interior materials are of low quality." On the positive side, Road & Track reviewers appreciate the "thicker, leather-wrapped steering wheel with white stitching" and "pleasing fuzzy cloth insert" in the seats, which add a small dose of upscale ambiance.
One pleasant surprise on the 2009 Ford Edge is the subdued atmosphere of the cabin, which Cars.com calls "noticeably quiet" at highway speeds. Although Cars.com says that the "engine sound penetrates when it's working its hardest," and ConsumerGuide calls it "gruff in full-throttle acceleration," both reviewers are impressed with how composed the engine is when cruising.
A long road trip in the 2009 Ford Edge shouldn't be a problem thanks to its above-average cargo capacity and very comfortable seats.