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2012 Ford Edge Ecoboost: Video Road Test and Review

Benjamin Hunting
by Benjamin Hunting
March 21, 2012

The Ford Edge is a four-door, five-passenger crossover vehicle that also provides buyers with 69 cubic feet of total storage space. The mid-size Ford Edge is available with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive, and it features the availability of high tech equipment such as the Ford SYNC vehicle interface as well as the MyFord Touch digital gauge package.

The Ford Edge SE (MSRP $27,770) represents the entry-level edition of the SUV, and its list of standard equipment includes air conditioning, a second row of seats that offer the ability to recline, a CD player and cruise control. The Ford Edge SEL (MSRP $31,080) adds dual automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry, SYNC, parking sensors and a feature that makes it simpler to fold the second row of accommodations flat. Those seeking the most comfort from their crossover will want to select the Edge Limited ($34,935) , which on top of all that is listed above provides chrome 18-inch wheels, power driver and passenger seats (that are also heated and wrapped in leather upholstery), a rearview camera and the MyFord Touch system. Much of the Edge Limited's equipment can be ordered on lower trim levels of the crossover via the selection of options packages or standalone features. It is also possible to equip the SUV with a large panoramic sunroof as well as a navigation system.

Each of the above editions of the Ford Edge are motivated by a standard 3.5-liter V-6. Rated at 285 horsepower and 253 lb-ft of torque, this mill is shifted via a six-speed automatic transmission and returns fuel economy of 19-mpg city and 27-mpg highway. Also available as an option is a 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that generates 240 turbocharged horsepower and 270 lb-ft of twist. A six-speed auto is once again charged with handling the gear shifting duties, and fuel economy jumps to 21-mpg city and 30-mpg highway.

Standing apart from the rest of the lineup is the Ford Edge Sport (MSRP $37,110), which adds a stiffer suspension system, exterior trim tweaks and 22-inch wheels to the SEL's list of features. It also installs a 3.7-liter V-6 that produces a robust 305 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque (matched with a six-speed automatic). Fuel mileage for the Edge Sport checks in at 18-mpg city and 25-mpg highway, and the vehicle gains access to several options including navigation.

A list of cars similar to the Edge includes the 2012 Toyota Highlander, 2012 Nissan Murano and 2012 Mazda CX-7.

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