Summary, Prices, Specs

By February 9, 2010

Summary

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
Model lineup: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)
Engines:265-hp 3.5-liter dohc V6
Transmissions:6-speed automatic
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
Basic warranty:3 years/36,000 miles
Assembled in:Ontario, Canada
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSPR):Ford Edge Limited AWD ($34,570)
Standard equipment: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 (MSPR):navigation system ($1,995)
Destination charge:$775
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSPR):$37340
Layout:four-wheel drive
Engine:3.5-liter dohc 16-valve V6
Horsepower (lb.-ft @ rpm):265 @ 6250
Torque (lb.-ft @ rpm):250 @ 4500
Transmission:6-speed automatic
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:17/23 mpg
Wheelbase:111.2 in.
Length/width/height:185.7/75.8/67.0 in.
Track, f/r:65.4/64.7 in.
Turning circle:38.6 ft.
Seating Capacity:5
Head/hip/leg room, f:40.0/54.8/40.7 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r:39.3/56.3/39.6 in.
Cargo volume:69.0 cu. ft.
Payload:N/A
Towing capacity:3500 Lbs.
Suspension, f:independent, MacPherson struts, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, r:independent, with trailing arm, stabilizer bar
Ground clearance:7.9 in.
Curb weigth:4288 lbs.
Tires:P245/60R18
Brakes, f/r:vented disc/disc with ABS
Fuel capacity:20.0 gal.
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSPR) effective as of February 9, 2010.Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable. Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-392-3673 - www.fordvehicles.com