The Ford Edge scores in the average range in pretty much all areas. It isn't striking to look at, but it also isn't ugly. It goes down the road fine with no real standout flaws but isn't truly inspiring either. It's your typical five-passenger crossover. I found the integrated blind spot mirrors an interesting touch, and SYNC is a pretty handy feature as well.

As I drove the Edge, I couldn't stop thinking about how many crossovers/SUVs Ford has in their product lineup. There must be quite a bit of overlap. They've got the Escape, Taurus X (departing soon), Explorer, Edge, Expedition, and Flex plus the overlapping Mercury and Lincoln models. Given that, I think Ford could have gone a bit more aggressive with the Edge.

Marc Noordeloos, Road Test Editor

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