As a result, many of the “pure” SUVs rode roughly, handled poorly, were overweight, returned poor fuel economy, and were just generally unpleasant to drive. To keep the party moving, (and the dollars flowing) automakers got smart; they produced cars that looked like SUVs. In the case of Ford, the company took the platform underpinning its mid-size Fusion/Milan/MKZ sedans, designed a body shell with a profile reminiscent of an SUV, and packed the interior with as many high tech telematics solutions as it would hold.
And buyers loved it — female buyers in particular.
By one estimate, some fifty percent of all Ford Edge models ever sold are registered to women. When surveyed, the vast majority of Ford Edge customers cited styling as their number one reason for choosing the vehicle. And frankly, as this genre of vehicles goes, Edge is easily one of the more handsome examples.
Ford introduced the Edge in 2006, as a 2007 model. To date, there have been no significant enough changes to the product to consider designating an all-new generation of the Edge. Still, Ford has steadily improved the vehicle since its introduction.