This V-6 engine is a little too raspy and unrefined for a $37,000 vehicle. It delivers the goods, but it's definitely lacking that last degree of creamy refinement that you'd get in a Honda or Toyota V-6. Overall, though, the powertrain performs well, and the engine works well with the standard six-speed automatic transmission.
Yeah, I noticed the 22-inch wheels, as well; how could you not? They're probably not a bad way to spend an extra thousand bucks. Not that anyone probably needs to spend anywhere near sticker price for an Edge these days; if you have good credit and/or cash to spend, you can probably walk out of a Ford dealership with a well-equipped Edge for about $30K. For that kind of money, this is a very attractive five-passenger crossover.
Joe DeMatio, Executive Editor