The Ford Edge is a midsized SUV built on a sedan platform.
The Ford Edge first came out in 2006. The initial design was based on the Mazda 6 sedan.
The Ford Edge is a mid-sized SUV. The Ford Edge has two rows and seats five. The Ford Explorer is the next size up in the Ford lineup. The design is twinned with the Lincoln MKZ. That vehicle uses the same design but adds more interior and exterior luxury touches, plus a much heftier price tag.
The 2015 Ford Edge model has around 40 cubic feet of cargo space if all seats are up and 73 cubic feet if the back seats are folded down.
The Ford Edge has four trim levels: SE, SEL, Titanium, and Sport. The SE level has keyless entry, cloth seats, a basic infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity, and rearview camera. The SEL trim level adds a powered driver seat, dual zone climate control, satellite radio, and push start option. The Titanium trim level adds a higher end audio system, heated front seats, liftgate, and Sync voice controls for the car. The sport trim package has a 315 horsepower 2.7 liter turbocharged V6 engine. The four cylinder two liter Ecoboost is standard on most other trim lines. Electric power steering is an option on the Sport and Titanium lines. A paddle shifter is an option on the Sport trim level.
The Ford Edge can pull a 3,500 pound load. Front wheel drive is standard, but all wheel drive is optional.
The Ford Edge gets around twenty miles per gallon in the city and up to thirty miles per gallon on the highway. The Sport trim line takes about two miles per gallon off its fuel efficiency.
JD Power and Associates rated the 2015 Ford Edge above average on reliability.
In 2015, the Ford Edge received a five star federal safety rating per the New Car Assessment Program or NCAP. The prior year model had received four stars.
The 2015 Ford Edge received a good rating from the IIHS.
The SE trim line Ford Edge starts at $29,000 new in 2015. The SEL trim line cost around $32,000 new in 2015. The Titanium package cost around $35,500. The sports trim line comes in at almost $40,000.
Four wheel drive adds $2,000 to the car’s price.
Some of the rivals to the Ford Edge are the Maxda XC-5, Acura MDX, Toyota Venza, Nissan Murano, GMC Acadia, Chevrolet Traverse, and Audi Q7 for those that want a large sedan. The major minivan rivals are the Mitsubishi Outlander, Dodge Journey, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, Nissan Pathfinder, and Kia Sorento.
In 2014, there was a recall for the 2012 through 2014 Ford Edge for the power train and axle shaft. In the same year, there was a recall for 2010 through 2013 Ford Edge vehicles for problems with the fuel line cracking.
A separate recall was issued for 2015 Ford Edges that had bolts in the steering gear motor corroding faster than they should. This recall only affected Ford Edge vehicles built in early 2015.
A fuel pump recall that included the Ford Edge and Ford Focus was issued in 2015 for Ford Edges built in spring, 2014.