Intro: The well-rounded Ford Edge returns for 2012 as a capable and confident 5-passenger mid-size crossover. Boldly designed and versatile, with exquisite car-like attributes, the Edge adds an optional fuel-efficient four-cylinder EcoBoost engine to its resumŽ.
Trims for the Edge are base SE, SEL, Limited, and Sport. Our Limited test model featured 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels, dual exhaust and a power closing rear hatch.
Performance: There are three available engines all mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. They range from the 240 horsepower 2-liter turbocharged EcoBoost, up to the Sport model's 305 horsepower 3.7-liter V6. V6 engines send power to either a front wheel drive or all-wheel drive system. The EcoBoost is offered with front wheel drive only.
Fuel Economy: Here are the highest and lowest EPA estimates for fuel economy:
Features: The Edge gets MyFord Touch as standard equipment on upper trims. MyFord Touch uses a touchscreen system to operate climate, audio, navigation, and Bluetooth wireless controls.
In addition, the instrument cluster features two LCD screens, both flanking the speedometer. Each screen is configured via steering wheel mounted directional pads. The left screen provides various vehicle status readouts while the right screen cycles through entertainment, phone and climate settings.
Standard features in the Limited and range-topping Sport include leather seating, the Ford Sync voice-activated entertainment, communication and navigation system, a premium 12-speaker Sony audio system and a rearview camera.
Safety: Standard safety features include Ford's AdvanceTrac traction with Roll Stability control, hill start assist, dual stage front airbags and the SOS post crash alert system that sounds the horn and flashes the hazard lights to help emergency responders locate the vehicle.
Pricing/Warranty: Base MSRP for the 2012 Ford Edge is $27,640. The Sport model starts at $36,975. The Edge is backed by a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Closing: Well-designed and powerful with advanced in-car technology and comfort, the 2012 Ford Edge has just the right stuff for today's sophisticated crossover marketplace.