Fuel economy. Slick, high-tech features. The 2009 Ford Edge SEL has it all, and that’s why it enjoys a resounding vote of approval on Kelley Blue Book via its 8.7 overall consumer sentiment score.
There’s a lot to like here. While the engine sports the power of 265 horses, it still manages to achieve EPA efficiency of 24 MPG highway in the two-wheel drive variant, while AWD boasts a 22 MPG rating. This more than satisfactory performance is joined by an impressive maximum towing ability of 3,500 pounds.
It’s not just what’s under the hood with the Edge SEL, either. Ford’s machine includes a wide variety of niceties that increase the quality of the driving experience. Cargo room with all rows in place stands at 32.2 cubic feet. However, remote seat release buttons enable you to lay the back cushions down flat, opening up capacity and providing for the transport of items eight feet long. Also, the CD-MP3 sound system with auxiliary audio input jack lets the kids pump in their tunes from an iPod or smartphone. Oh, and an available dual pane Vista Roof opens your ride up to the wonders of Seattle.