The Ford Edge offers striking styling. The Edge is a far more efficient vehicle than a traditional SUV. Opt for all-wheel drive and you've got a great all-year-round car as well. This is a roomy five-seat vehicle with two rows of seats. We find the Ford Edge a smarter choice than a traditional, truck-based SUV, unless you are towing heavy trailers or frequently driving over rugged terrain.
NewCarTestDrive.com correspondent Kirk Bell took a test drive in the Edge in Chicago. John Rettie drove the Edge in and around San Francisco.
Model Line Overview
Ford Edge SE FWD ($26,920); SE AWD ($28,770); SEL FWD ($29,920); SEL AWD ($31,770); Limited FWD ($32,720); Limited AWD ($34,570); Sport FWD ($33,920); Sport AWD ($35,770)
265-hp 3.5-liter dohc V6
Safety equipment (standard):
AdvanceTrac electronic stability control with Roll Stability Control, traction control, ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution, dual front airbags, front side-impact airbags, curtain side airbags, tire-pressure monitor
Safety equipment (optional):
rear park assist; all-wheel drive
3 years/36,000 miles
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSRP):
Ford Edge Limited AWD ($34,570)
leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, 6-way power driver's seat, heated front seats, flat-folding 6-way power adjustable front passenger seat, memory for the driver's seat and driver's exterior mirror, second-row reclining and power-folding split seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, keyless keypad entry tilt/telescoping steering wheel, 60/40 split second-row seat, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, remote keyless entry, cruise control, Audiophile 9-speaker AM/FM stereo with 6-disc CD changer and auxiliary input jack, rear spoiler, fog lamps, automatic headlights, auto-dimming rearview mirror, vehicle information center, rear park assist, universal garage door opener, interior air filter, heated mirrors, P245/60R18 tires on chromed alloy wheels, Sirius Satellite Radio
Options as tested (MSRP):
navigation system ($1,995)
Gas guzzler tax:
Price as tested (MSRP):
3.5-liter dohc 16-valve V6
Horsepower (hp @ rpm):
265 @ 6250
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):
250 @ 4500
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:
Head/hip/leg room, f:
Head/hip/leg room, m:
Head/hip/leg room, r:
69.0 cu. ft.
independent, MacPherson struts, coil springs, stabilizer bar
independent, with trailing arm, stabilizer bar
vented disc/disc with ABS
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) effective as of November 19, 2009.
Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges.
N/A: Information not available or not applicable.
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