The Ford Edge is a mid-size crossover SUV that comes in three trim levels, the SE, SEL and SEL Plus; and each is available with FWD or AWD. Our test car was the top of the line SEL Plus AWD version.
The 5-passenger Edge presents a strong contemporary image with crisp lines that carry traditional Ford styling cues, particularly in the horizontal bar front grille. Our Edge came with optional 18-inch wheels, Panoramic Roof and rear spoiler.
A 3.5 liter DOHC V-6 that produces 265 horsepower and 250 pounds feet of torque coupled to a 6-speed automatic transmission is the single power train available. And the EPA estimates fuel efficiency at 18 City and 25 Highway for the FWD model with the AWD version only 1 MPG less in each category.
Four-wheel discs brakes with ABS are standard, as is Ford's AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control. Additional safety technologies include dual-stage front airbags, front-side impact airbags and rollover-protection extended-duration side-curtain airbags.
The Edge provides almost 70 cubic feet of cargo space, incorporating split 60/40 fold-flat rear seats accessed electronically from the dash or by a manual release in the rear cargo bay. Heated, power, leather-trimmed front seats with memory are standard with leather used on the tilt/telescoping steering wheel and rear seat trim as well.
A 6-disc CD changer resides in the front dash and the audio system includes AM/FM/MP3 player with DVD based navigation and rear seat entertainment systems, up rated audio and Sirius Satellite radio optional.
MSRP for the FWD base SE is $25,995 with the AWD SEL Plus carrying a sticker of $31.395. All models feature a 3 year bumper to bumper and 5-year power train and roadside assistance warranty.
The Ford Edge Crossover combines SUV features in a somewhat smaller, more manageable package that the designers at Ford Motor Company would love to see parked in your driveway.