Initially developed by the Ford Motor Company to give consumers a choice of buying a vehicle that falls somewhere between a minivan and an SUV, the midsize crossover Ford Edge made its market debut in 2006 at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show. Based on the Ford CD3 platform, the Ford Edge replaced Ford’s pervious attempt at producing a mid-size crossover, the Freestyle, which unfortunately didn’t go over too well with the public. While the Freestyle’s failure was partly due to its weak V-6 and conservative body style, the Edge aims to step things up with a more powerful engine and exterior/interior design flare.
The 2007 five-door Ford Edge SUV comes equipped with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine, a choice of a front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive version and a six-speed automatic transmission that was a joint development effort between Ford and General Motors. With sales that have been steadily increasing since its inception, 2007 proved to be the true breakout year for the model, with the Ford Edge becoming the hottest-selling crossover SUV of that year with over 130,000 units sold.
Body Styles: SUV
Engines: 3.5-liter V-6 engine
Transmissions: six-speed automatic transmission
Models: 2007 Ford Edge SE, Ford Edge SEL, Ford Edge SEL Plus
Making its automotive debut in 2006, there are no new features for the 2007 year models.
According to the majority of car reviewers, the Ford engineers hit a home run with regard to the exterior design of its 2007 Edge. With many insisting that the Edge is a verifiable head-turner on the road, in parking lots, and perched proudly in driveways, Ford succeeded in creating a midsize SUV that is definitely unique. Fitted with a thick triple-bar chrome grille on the front, a subtle rear spoiler, rear end dual exhaust outlets with optional chrome tips, clear lens tail lights, and well-defined wheel arches fitted with impressive 17-inch alloy wheels with optional 18-inch wheels on the SEL trim, the 2007 Ford Edge has an edge over the competition.
A missing third row of seats is the biggest complaint regarding the 2007 Ford Edge’s interior cabin, but otherwise, it’s attractive, spacious, and comfortable. Fitted with a roomy rear area and large, mid-cabin console, the Edge has lots of on-board amenities available across trims worthy of note: standard four-speaker stereo CD/MP3 player (SE trim), metallic trim, leather steering wheel, dash-mounted CD changer, trip computer (all on SEL trim), heated exterior mirrors, leather seats with driver seat memory, and dual-zone climate control with a cabin filter (SEL Plus trim). High-end options for the SEL trims include DVD navigation, rear cabin entertainment system, up-graded nine-speaker stereo, and a Vista Roof that consists of a front powered sunroof and rear skylight.
Performance & Handling
All three trims of the 2007 Ford Edge come saddled with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine capable of generating 265 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque with an overall towing capacity of approximately 3500 pounds. Not a terribly powerful engine by any stretch, but once the RPMs begin to rise, the 2007 Ford Edge quickens its response time. Delivering a smooth, deliberate ride whether being steered through a lazy turn or down a mountain road, the Edge handles well for a 4300 pound SUV. One of the only set-backs with regard to performance has to do with braking distance; while the bulk of its class competitors take 120 feet to come to a complete stop at 60 mph, the 2007 Ford Edge takes approximately 150.
All the expected safety features are included on the 2007 Ford Edge’s across trim levels: four-wheel anti-lock braking system, front/rear head/dual side airbags, multiple height adjustable headrests, child seat anchors/rear cabin safety locks, and stability control with rollover avoidance logic. Both SEL trims offer optional rear parking sensors.
EPA Fuel Economy
Ford Edge V-6: 18/25 mpg city/highway
- Sturdy V-6 engine
- Potent vehicle handling
- Spacious cabin
- Interior cabin remains quiet during ride
- Long list of standard safety features
You Won't Like
- Brakes perform adequately but not exceptionally
- Minimal cargo space
- No manual shift
Solid SUV with stylish exterior, good powertrain, nice interior space, and ample standard safety features.
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