Pros Editor's review was fair
Cons Didn't look in owner's guide
Summary You adjust the navigation route guidance volume with the volume knob during a voice prompt. What a concept! You can also adjust the route guidance volume by pressing the Menu hard button, then selecting the Feedback tab (navigation guidance volume is at the bottom). There are two ways to get the same job done.
Pros Quietness, ride, interior space, great exterior styling and acceleration.
Cons Bluetooth only available as a dealer accessory this year
Summary After test driving the Edge, Murano, Highlander, FX-35 & Lexus, I found this car to be quieter than the Lexus, have better acceleration than the Murano or Highlander and double the room of the FX-35 with better looks. We’ve owned it over a month now and I know that I like even more now than when we first got it. What a great quiet & smooth ride, excellent acceleration, fun to drive and the looks are great. The Vista roof is great and the interior is very functional. The auto transmission shifts smoothly, the car is very quick and the seats are the most comfortable, with the rear seats being able to recline back. As a big adult I have plenty of leg room sitting in the back seats and there is ample storage area in the back. Combined with class leading 5-star crash rating, all the safety features and decent gas mileage, this car is hard to beat.
Pros The styling is great.
Cons The ESP is ************** the air conditioning does not cool well. The car is at the dealer ship for the third time. Less than 1.5k. .
Summary The ride is great. I have leased my cars since 1997 and this is the seventh Ford between my wife and I. The car has great styling. Some of the creature comforts that you get use to are not on this car. Such as adjustble pedals, homelink, auto up and down on diver's window. We also ordered the satalite radio. This radio is not as user friendly as the one in My Jeep.
Pros Super smooth ride; Very comfy; Saftery features standard
Cons Headrests too forward; Not adjustable..
Summary The ride reminds me of my 2004 Expedition.. Very nice and smooth. I sit fairly high as well. Great visibilty. Rear window view is a bit snall. Headrests poke me in the back of my head. I cannot adjust the lateral on these-they only go up or down. i am thinking of pulling them out and bending them a bit. It is they only thing that is making it a bit unconfortable. Otherwise, real quiet ride, adequate pickup. Brakes feel good (not spongy) even though other reviews say breaking distances are on the long side. I like that anti-lock brakes and side airbags are standard equipment. O/D is nice, should get better gas milaegae on long highway trips.
Pros 0 to 60 in a blink; comfortable seats; non-detectable cruise control; plenty of storage
Cons It is a tank! A boat! A barge! 20 mpg highway!
Summary We rented an "economy" car from Enterprise; we were upgraged to a 2007 Ford Edge--two NYC subway-traveling ladies pushing 60, one of whom loves her stick-shift Forester, the other of whom drives automatic twice a year, both of whom had an appointment in Buffalo.
Our hardest job was classifying the thing--truck, boat, ark, barge; then figuring out how to work the map and dome lights that just would not turn off once the motor was off. Did Enterprise supply a manual? Nah. So we wrote one for them. We got the solution by calling our brother in Andover MA who located the number for a wonderful Ford dealer (Feduke) still open in Binghamton at 7 pm on a Thursday, who gave us step-by-step instructions for everything we needed. There is an unlabeled light control dial on the lower left dash, that solves the lighting problem. Who knew?
For big adults with a family that does not require stadium seating in the rear; for people traveling cross country with a lot of stuff and enough money for 20 mpg fillups; for those who want 6-cylinder responsiveness in an easy-to-drive car, for those with $30K in their pockets... it was a fine drive.
For Forester owners who drive stick, and love the intimacy of relating to an engine, rather than being in an amusement park ride with two pedals, "on" and "off"... who do mostly city driving... owning a vehicle like this, and finding a spot on a regular basis to parallel park it, would be absurd.
To each, her own.