OK, here are my thoughts: It's marketed to indecision. It's not a good car and it's not a good SUV. It gets crappy gas milage, like an SUV, but can't tow $hit, like a midsized sedan. Buy a car or buy and SUV already. To me, it looks like AMC jumped back into the car biz as a reincarnation of the Eagle.
We have 2, and '07 and an '08 and we like them. They are comfortable and quiet. The AWD and traction control make them very stable on ice and snow. We routinely get 18 and 19 MPG city/town and 26 on the freeway which is better than either of our previous Dodge vans (3.3L and 3.8L) got. The luggage capacity is good (rear seats fold flat as does the passenger front seat on ours) and the vehicle is comfortable for 4 adults, particularly those who might be a bit challenged getting into and out of the typical low-slung sedan or 3-seat SUV.
If you want to tow, buy a truck. We're quite happy with the Edge.
Wife and I bought one last December. She wasn't too sure at first but has come to love it. It is heavy, has great safety features, and the important thing for her is the heater will cook you. I drove it in ice, snow and at obscene highway speeds and it rides like a dream.
The auto industry as you've known it is following the carrier pigeon into extinction. The days of 2 dozen models in 5 or 6 lines and specialty vehicles galore from one manufacturer are history. In a few years you'll see each manufacturer building 2 or 3 models of car, a couple light trucks and a multi-purpose vehicle or you won't see them at all.
Ummm....Passenger Pigeons are the species that's extinct (used for Trap shooting in the early years of our sport). Carrier Pigeons were bred for racing in Europe and decended from Europeon "Rock Pigeons". At times they were used to deliver messages.