Unlike most of its similar-size competitors, the 2008 Ford Edge doesn't have an available third row of seating.
The slight interior improvements and new SYNC system introduced on the '08 Edge help make the Ford more competitive against top peers such as the Highlander.
Relative to the Edge, the Tribeca and CX-9 are a little sportier on the road, with slightly firmer suspension setting and crisper handling, while the Highlander and Veracruz have styling that's less exciting and possibly less offensive.
Premium fuel is recommended for several of the Edge's competitors, but cheaper 87-octane fuel is fine for the Edge.
The Mazda CX-9 is a rival to the Edge, which has a slightly sportier character, but the two share mechanical underpinnings.
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|2008 Ford EdgeBrowse Used Listings||2009 Nissan MuranoBrowse Used Listings||2008 Hyundai VeracruzBrowse Used Listings||2008 Mazda CX-9Browse Used Listings||2008 Subaru TribecaBrowse Used Listings||2008 Toyota HighlanderBrowse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas 6-cyl||Gas V6|
|2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility||2WD Sport Utililty||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|4-Door SE FWD||2WD 4-Door S||FWD 4-Door GLS||FWD 4-Door Sport||4-Door 5-Pass||FWD 4-Door Base (GS)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door SUV||4 Door Utility||4 Door Sport Utility||4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle||4 Door||4 Door|
|Automatic w/OD||Continuously Variable||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic|
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