Owners of the Edge tend to have a bit of an upper hand compared to those that choose other crossovers, but anyone that considers the Sport trim further benefits from a boost in power even beyond what the standard lineup offers. That’s certainly the case with the 2009 version, which is not only performance-tuned but also prepped to provide for the safety of you and your passengers.
This SUV is a sterling road performer that has the kind of speed and acceleration that can leave you a bit breathless. This may not be a sports car but it is a shockingly nimble mid-size crossover that’s primed for almost any scenario. A big part of this is the illustrious 3.5L V6 engine under the hood, which creates 265 horses and 250-lb.-ft. of torque. This is tied to an impressive 2,000-pound maximum towing capacity and a six-speed automatic transmission that raises the bar even higher.
The 2009 Ford Edge Sport is no slouch when it comes to passenger security, either. It’s an IIHS Top Safety Pick for a reason—the electronic stability control system dynamically adapts to the road conditions and weather systems at play, enhancing traction at all times. Also, the front and side-curtain airbags automatically deploy in the event of a collision or rollover, leading to the NHTSA awarding the machine five-star scores in those respective categories.