Just got done driving a base model 3.5L auto Edge. Accelerates through first gear like a 3.0 Fusion, but passing acceleration is turdish. It brakes smililar to an Escape w/4 wheel disc, and body roll is somewhere between the Freestyle and the Escape. I like the instrument cluster, and even the base model wheels aren't bad looking. The one I drove was sticker'd $26,800. I'm looking forward to driving one that's fully loaded.