A few years ago, the Ford Edge crossover received a revamped interior with an available high-tech entertainment and communication system dubbed MyFord Touch. The exterior also gained some styling tweaks. A turbocharged four-cylinder engine is available along with two V-6s. The five-seat Edge competes with crossovers like the Dodge Journey, Nissan Murano and Toyota Highlander.
New for 2013
The six-speed automatic transmission is now available with a Sport mode while the SEL trim level offers special leather seats with Alcantara simulated suede inserts, a body-colored grille and 20-inch wheels with black accents.
The Edge's face is marked by slender headlights, a horizontal-bar grille and a bumper with a plunging design. The Edge has standard 17-inch aluminum wheels, but 18- and 20-inch rims are available. The Sport model gets massive 22-inch polished wheels and a unique black grille. Exterior features include:
- Available xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
- Available power liftgate
Ford upgraded the Edge's interior for 2011, and numerous distinct panels that formerly made up the dashboard's top were replaced by a single piece. The available MyFord Touch system gives both the instrument panel and center dash controls a futuristic appearance and feel.
With the system, the traditional analog speedometer is bordered by two LCD screens that can be configured to show various types of vehicle information. An 8-inch touch-screen in the middle of the dash has menus for the climate, audio and navigation systems, among others. Below the screen is one of the Edge's distinctive features: touch-sensitive pads that replace many of the traditional buttons you'd normally find.
Available features include adaptive cruise control and a Sony stereo. Interior features include:
- Standard cloth upholstery; optional leather
- Available power-adjustable front seats
- Available Sync multimedia system
- Available MyFord Touch system
Under the Hood
A 3.5-liter V-6 that makes 285 horsepower is the base Edge engine and is standard on all trim levels except the Sport. The Sport comes with a 305-hp, 3.7-liter V-6. Due to arrive as an option for 2012 on all models except the Sport is Ford's turbocharged 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine; power ratings weren't available at publication. Mechanical features include:
- Standard six-speed automatic transmission
- Front- or all-wheel drive
Safety features include:
- Standard antilock brakes
- Standard side-impact airbags for the front seats
- Standard side curtain airbags for both rows
- Standard electronic stability system with Roll Stability Control
- Optional rear parking sensors
- Optional backup camera
- Optional collision warning system
- Optional blind spot warning system