A Freestyle is 200 lbs lighter than the Edge, while the Freestyle is a foot longer! This Edge is overweight. Thats a technology leap? Newer vehicles are supposed to retain stiffness and strength while getting lighter, not heavier. My Freestyle SE, FWD '05 model has more cargo room in the back (3rd seat, too) while its about the same roominess up front, all in a Volvo-derived chassis. Those thinking about an Edge should get a Freestyle and get better MPG as well (Freestyle gets 27 mpg highway, while the Edge gets 25 mpg highway). Sure the Edge has the edge with the new V6, but the old Duratec has evolved into a nice 203 hp / 205 ft-lb sweet machine in the Freestyle.