When I look at the Edge Sport, I don't see any fat or portly dimensions. I prefer the look of the Edge Sport's black grill, black window trim. black wheels and rear hatch's light bar over the MKX's chrome theme and black cladding. The MKX interior is nicer though and has some other nice features, but it can't justify me paying $14,000 more over the Edge Sport. The Edge Sport would look terrible if lower portions were not painted the same body color and covered with black cladding. The black cladding looks fine for an entry level model, but on the top of the line $60000 - $65000 model it does not look good to me.Isn't she Jean Lindamood Jennings? She was a writer at Car and Driver and part of the original team that started Automobile magazine before becoming Editor in Chief.
And as far as black cladding... I must be the only person that prefers it. When it's all one color, tall cars/CUVs (like on the Edge Sport or MKS) look fat and portly.