Ford expands its Edge lineup for 2008 with the addition of the Limited trim, an upscale version of the two-year-old crossover vehicle. Standard features for the Limited trim include leather seats with special color inserts and stitching, six-way power-adjustable heated front seats, added chrome accents in the center console, and the Ford Sync, a wireless interior communications system that enables drivers to use voice commands to manage the navigation system and make cellphone calls.
That's just the beginning for the Edge Limited, which comes with a long list of additional standard features, including a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic climate control, remote keyless entry, power-folding rear seats, rear heating and air-conditioning ducts, power windows and door locks, power exterior mirrors, front foglights, a tire-pressure monitoring system, a rear spoiler, and special Limited badging.
Options for the Edge Limited include a Panoramic Vista roof, a DVD rear entertainment system, and a DVD-based navigation system, as well as 20-inch chrome wheels.
The Edge Limited provides plenty of get-up-and-go, thanks to a 3.5-liter Duratec 35 V6 engine, which produces 265 horsepower. The engine links to a six-speed automatic transmission with two overdrive gears, which helps improve fuel efficiency while ensuring aggressive performance.
Safety and stability features include antilock brakes, AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control, MacPherson struts, and an independent suspension, all of which provide good traction, handling, and stability. However, some note that the Edge's brakes lack stopping power. Overall, though, the five-passenger Edge Limited AWD gets good marks in most categories, including acceleration, interior comfort, and cargo space.