Put me in the category of those who like the way the Ford Edge looks. Its styling is clean and modern, and the Edge is distinctive enough that it's instantly recognizable amid the sea of lookalike vehicles on today's roads. The 265-hp V-6 and six-speed transmission work well together, providing smooth acceleration and plenty of power to move this two-ton vehicle down the road.

The interior is very nicely laid out, with big, easy-to-decipher controls and a nice dashboard layout. The seats are fairly comfortable, but I'm still waiting for the day when Ford takes advantage of its ownership in Volvo and imports that division's terrific seats into its Ford products.

One more thing: the blind spot mirrors attached to the Edge's sideview mirrors may smack a little of the aftermarket, but they're very effective. No matter how I had the mirrors adjusted, there was no losing a car in the blind spot.

Amy Skogstrom, Managing Editor

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