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2008 Ford Edge Sport Utility Crossover

4dr Limited AWD

Starting at | Starting at 15 MPG City - 22 MPG Highway

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2008 Ford Edge Sport Utility Crossover

Benefits of Driving a 2008 Ford Edge Sport Utility Crossover

The distinctively styled 2008 Ford Edge offers cargo space and interior versatility that's similar to traditional truck-based SUVs like Ford's Explorer, yet with car-based mechanical underpinnings it makes more sense for most shoppers, with its improved ride, handling, and safety. The Sync hands-free interface and Panoramic Vista Roof especially are notable features unavailable in competing models, while all Edges stand out for their seating comfort. The Edge is a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and has received five-star ratings in front and side protection in the federal government's crash-test program.

What's new for 2008?

The Ford Edge enters its second model year with a new top-of-the-line Limited model, and a new Interior Appearance Package, which brings red leather seats with contrast stitching. Other features newly available for 2008 include a power liftgate, a voice-activated, DVD-based navigation system, and the Sync system, which provides a voice-activated interface for cell phones and media players. The 18-inch wheels get a new design, and larger 20-inch wheels are now offered.

Model Strengths

  • Ride and handling
  • seating comfort
  • styling
  • safety ratings
  • available Sync interface and panoramic roof.

Model Review

Ford's Edge is offered in SE, SEL, and Limited models for 2008. All three are powered by a 265-horsepower, 3.5L V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission, and each one offers a choice of an intelligent all-wheel-drive system for all-weather driving, or a more economical front-wheel-drive setup good for warmer-weather states.

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DETROIT - Good Grief! We love the Ford Edge but we certainly hate the way it has been launched. That's because the Edge is the best vehicle to come out of Ford since the Mustang.

First, the Edge has a low silhouette, Ford's new three- bar grille and an lan that simply has not been there in past models. Our test vehicle was powered by 3.5 liter V6 that made 265 horsepower and 250 pounds- feet of torque. It was mated to a six speed automatic transmission and it was equipped with optional all- wheel- drive.

Although it was a crossover vehicle, the Edge had a high seating position that gave us a command view of everything around us. With that came a sense of security that only road height provides.

The streets here are worse than usual because or road construction. So traffic was slower, there's was more of it because of detours and there was a bunch dust, dirt, narrow lanes and makeshift corners. What we're faced with for the rest of this year is an automotive obstacle course. The Edge handled it all pretty well.

The suspension smoothed out most of the bumps. Steering was precise and responsive. But one we needed to get ware of real quick was that although Edge looks sleek, it is a sizable vehicle. Several times we found ourselves looking over the top of vehicles to either side and just off our shoulder. Thus, we had to really check the side view mirrors when switching lanes. It was a form of defensive driving.

With the second row seats folded flat, our Edge had almost 70 cubic- feet of cargo space. There 32 cubic- feet of cargo space with the second row seats up. There interior design was clean and unfettered. Just about every knob we needed was within easy reach on the center stack.

Our test vehicle had nice touches like a telescoping steering wheel, dual climate controls, heated front seats, leather trim, power heated side view mirrors, fog lamps and dual chrome exhausts tips.

And there was more but first let's talk about the launch of the Edge. There was a problem with a major component manufactured by one of the Edge's suppliers help up shipments to dealers. Then there was the bad press about the misfortunes of Ford. It reminds us of the Thunderbird which got buried in the wake of press reports about turnovers caused by defective Firestone tires. It not quite that bad for the Edge but press reports about the business of Ford don't help.

Yes, we would have liked to see the Edge's gas mileage a bit better. Our AWD model was rated at 17 mpg in the city and 24 on the hwy. We think it was on the low end because we had put some gas in it twice during the course of a one- week road test. We did a far amount of driving with a couple of runs to the airport and to the East Side. The climate control fan could have been quieter. Unless its running at maximum, and it wasn't, we should have heard it. And the engine could stand some more soundproofing. We heard it at speeds that we shouldn't have heard it.

But here's the deal. We had the SEL model Edge. It had a navigation system, satellite radio, an in- dash six- disc CD changer, reverse sensing system; we knocked over a rubber garbage can despite its beeps, 18- inch wheels and a glass retracting roof. The sticker on our test vehicle was $36,850.

In a phrase, that's a deal. We can only hope Ford does a much better job of advertising the Edge. It's a really good vehicle at a really great price.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Body Side Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Daytime Running Lights Opt
Fog Lamps Std
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Std
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Rear Parking Aid Std
Handsfree Wireless Std

Security

Anti-theft System Std
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Ford Certified Pre-Owned Warranty  help
Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
To be eligible for Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) status, vehicles generally must be recent models with relatively low mileage. CPO vehicles must also pass a detailed inspection, outlined by the manufacturer, which is measured by the number of inspected points.
Warranty coverage can vary from one manufacturer to the next. While most certified pre-owned programs transfer and extend the existing new car warranty terms, others offer a warranty that simply represents an additional year and mileage value. Always check with the manufacturer for the specific warranties they offer.
Common features and benefits of Certified Pre-Owned warranties include:
Age/Mileage Eligibility
To even be considered for certification, a car must be a recent model year and have limited mileage. The exact requirements are established by individual manufacturers.
Lease Term Certified
Some manufacturers offer certified pre-owned cars for lease. The length of the lease is often shorter than a new car lease, but it will cost you less.
Point Inspection
These inspections entail a comprehensive vehicle test to ensure that all parts are in excellent working order. The point inspection list is simply a numbered list of exactly what parts of the car are examined. While many inspections range from a 70- to 150-point checklist, most are very similar and are performed using strict guidelines. Ask your local dealer about specific details.
Return/Exchange Program
Some manufacturers offer a very limited return or exchange period. Find out if you will get the sales tax and licensing/registration fees back should you return or exchange the car.
Roadside Assistance
Most certified pre-owned programs offer free roadside service in case your car breaks down while still under warranty.
Special Financing
Reduced-rate loans are available through many certified pre-owned programs. Manufacturer-backed inspections and warranties help eliminate the risks involved with buying pre-owned, so buyers who qualify can take advantage of the great offers.
Transferable Warranty
When a new car warranty transfers with the certification of the car and remains eligible for the next owner, it is known as a transferable warranty. Once the original transferable warranty expires, an extended warranty takes effect.
Warranty Deductible
This is the amount for which you are responsible when repair work is performed under the warranty. Some manufacturers require a deductible while others don't, so always ask.

Manufacturer's 7 years / 100,000 miles Powertrain Limited Warranty from original in-service date. 12-month/12,000-mile Comprehensive Limited Warranty. See dealer for details.. See dealer for details. Rental Reimbursement $30/day.
Age/Mileage Eligibility 6 model years or newer / less than 80,000 miles
Lease Term Certified Yes
Point Inspection 172
Return/Exchange Program No
Roadside Assistance Yes
Special Financing Yes
Transferrable Warranty Yes
Warranty Deductible $100

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