The $32,950 Edge SEL offers a more appealing level of content for not a lot more money. It also grants access to the V6 engine option.
Standard features include dual zone automatic temperature control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated mirrors with integrated turn signals, LED running lights, SiriusXM satellite radio, and a 10-way power driver's seat.
The SEL opens up the options catalog significantly, but in most cases, you'll need to add the so-called 201A Equipment Group, a $2,910 package that adds the Sync 3 infotainment system, a nine-speaker audio system, heated front seats, and leather upholstery.
The Safe and Smart Package is an exception to that rule, though. It costs $1,295 but that reasonable price includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic assist, lane keeping assist, automatic high beams, and rain-sensing wipers. You want this package.
The $1,295 SEL Sport Appearance Package does require the 201A Equipment Group, and it also introduces 19-inch wheels, smoked headlamps, a dark gray grille, spoiler, and mirror caps, and cloth seats with suede inserts. The $400 Cold Weather Package adds a heated steering wheel (and not much else), while the $1,695 Convenience Package brings in navigation, a foot-activated power liftgate, remote start, and an alarm system.
The main standalone option is a $1,595 panoramic sunroof.