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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
The Ford Edge was just introduced for 2008, but two years later the crossover utility landscape has changed quite a bit, and the Edge is no longer a fresh face. That said, it still looks good and last year a new Sport model brightened up the Edge's appearance and performance.
Most reviewers describe the styling of the Ford Edge favorably. Car and Driver says "the styling is terrific," 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 assert that the Edge is "a good-looking ... capable crossover."
Last year the newcomer to the lineup was the Ford Edge Sport, which offers significant visual enhancements over the base models. Road & Track reports that the Ford Edge Sport "gains an 8-piece body kit and standard 20-in. wheels (with optional 22s)." The other major change, according to Cars.com, is the inclusion of "smoked taillights and headlamps."
On the inside, the 2010 Ford Edge isn't nearly as well received. Although it doesn't have any glaring deficiencies, some reviewers point out that it's just a little plain and conservative. 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." ConsumerGuide gives the interior high marks for its utility though, saying "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 is pleased with what might be an inadvertent combination, explaining that 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 to achieve the "somewhat old-school character of a sports car."
New for 2010 is a Limited Interior Appearance Package, which combines Sienna leather-trimmed seats with contrast stitched trim for the seats, steering wheel, and shift knob, plus additional brushed-aluminum trim.
The 2010 Ford Edge is good-looking but not stunning—and a bit conservative inside.