I traded in my 2004 Ford Explorer for this car. I wish I'd kept the Explorer.
The Ford Edge looks good and goes like stink. The engine is torquey, and the acceleration is strong for a vehicle of this size. Typical torque steer from FWD, but nothing I wasn't expecting.
That's the good, all of it.
Now the bad.
Road noise was outrageous from day 1, and it's only gotten worse. Can only assume it's poor insulation around the cabin, or more likely, cheap wheel bearings. Ford dealer seems to think it's perfectly normal and won't do a thing.
Faulty crank-sensor frequently sent the car into limp mode with a sickening 'crunch', starting about 26000 miles. Dealer was clueless, still does it once or twice a week.
Front tire wear on the factory Hankooks was comically bad. On my 3rd (THIRD!!) set at 32,000 miles! Original rear tires still have 70% tread!
Paint is pathetically thin. I'm pretty old-school with my cars, and like to buff them every couple of years. After seeing how thin the paint on this vehicle is, I wouldn't dare go near this with a buffer. I kid-you-not, a good highway-speed bug-impact can chip this paint down to the metal.
Factory alloys were permanently stained by brake dust within 12 months.
Fuel economy is a joke. Even driving sensibly, I can't get better than 13mpg around town. I get about 20mpg highway. Way lower than the official 16/24mpg figures from Ford.
Build quality of the interior is the worst I have ever seen on a car. A 30 year-old Yugo has a better put-together interior. Cheap plastic, weak hinges, easily-stained cloth seating, crap speakers, I could go on for hours.
I'm not a 'Ford guy' as such, there just happens to be a Ford dealership less than a mile from our house, and I'm lazy. I won't make that mistake again.
I'm ditching this piece of crap before the warranty expires.