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STYLING | 8 out of 10
Although the vehicle is overweight, the styling is terrific
Car and Driver
The cabin of the Edge is rather ordinary
The Edge looks like a bulky wagon
For 2009, Ford has broadened the Ford Edge lineup with an all-new Sport model. Little else has changed in terms of interior or exterior styling for the 2009 Ford Edge, and reviews read by TheCarConnection.com are quite satisfied with the Edge’s styling—at least from the outside.
Ford was not the first to arrive on the crossover scene, but over the last couple years, the company certainly seems to have figured out how to produce an attractive CUV. The latest Ford Edge comes in "SE, SEL, and Limited trims," which are "joined by the Sport model for 2009," according to ConsumerGuide. Car and Driver claims that "the styling is terrific" on this latest Ford Edge, and while Cars.com describes it as "a bulky wagon," they don't necessarily mean that in a bad way, since they go on to contend that the Ford 2009 Edge is "a good-looking...capable crossover." The newcomer to the 2009 Ford Edge lineup is the Ford Edge Sport, which offers significant visual enhancements over the base models. Road & Track says the Ford Edge Sport "gains an eight-piece body kit and standard 20-inch wheels (with optional 22s)." Automotive.com adds that the 2009 Ford Edge Sport "marks the first time a 22-inch wheel-and-tire combination has been offered on any crossover." The other major change, according to Cars.com, is the inclusion of "smoked taillights and headlamps."
The 2009 Ford Edge's interior styling is not quite as radical or well received as the exterior, but it also doesn't have any glaring deficiencies. ConsumerGuide gives the interior high marks for its utility, reporting that "the climate controls are handy and simple to use," while "the gauges and available navigation screen are easy to read for the most part." Road & Track notes the interior seats feature "a pleasing fuzzy cloth insert done in a small checkered pattern" that, when "combined with the acid-dipped aluminum center console," helps the Ford Edge Sport achieve the "somewhat old-school character of a sports car." The gripes about the interior are pretty well summarized by Kelley Blue Book reviewers, who feel that the "more familiar interior styling doesn't quite live up to the expectations set by its cutting-edge sheetmetal, but it's nonetheless attractive."
Despite its ho-hum interior, the 2009 Ford Edge is easily the most attractive of Ford's utility models.