FORD EDGE

OVERVIEW

Manufacturer: Ford

Production: 2006–present

Model years: 2007–present (US); 2016–present (Europe)

  • Body and Chassis

Class: Mid-size crossover SUV

Body style: 5-door SUV

Layout: Front-engine, front-wheel drive / all-wheel drive

HISTORY

The Ford Edge is a range of crossover SUVs manufactured by the Ford Motor Company. Introduced for the 2007 model year, the Edge is the first mid-size CUV marketed by Ford in North America; the model line is currently in its second generation. Deriving its name from a trim package of the Ford Ranger, the Ford Edge is slotted between the Ford Escape and the Ford Explorer within the Ford product line.

Sharing its underpinnings with the Ford Fusion sedan, Ford has also produced the model line as the Lincoln MKX (since 2019, the Lincoln Nautilus); the first generation was also produced as the Mazda CX-9. The second generation is also marketed by Ford of Europe, slotted between the Kuga (Escape) and the Explorer PHEV.

All production of the Ford Edge is sourced from Ford of Canada at Oakville Assembly (Oakville, Ontario) alongside the Nautilus.

  • First generation (U387; 2007)

The first-generation Edge debuted at the 2006 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, with production starting in January 2006 as a 2007 model year.

  • Second generation (2015)

For 2015, the Ford Edge was redesigned with a new Taurus and Explorer-like grille, new headlights, LED combination taillights, increased interior room, and a rear-view camera.

DESIGN

Plenty spacious for four adults, the Edge’s cabin is a comfortable place for a commute or a road trip. Materials throughout the cabin are nicely chosen, but panel fit and finish could be better; we noticed a few misaligned dashboard pieces in our test vehicle. Otherwise, the interior design is simple and understated, with plenty of room for people and cargo. If putting junk in the trunk is important to you, the two-row-crossover segment is a great enabler. With the rear seats folded, the Edge accommodated 29 of our carry-on suitcases. Its competitors are all closely matched in cargo room, but the Edge’s thoughtful storage cubbies and slightly roomier cabin might seal the deal.

Especialy, for 2021, all Edge models come with Ford’s latest Sync 4A software interface with a large 12.0-inch touchscreen display. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both standard and can work through a wireless connection; Ford also offers a Wi-Fi hotspot on all Edge models but in-dash navigation remains an optional feature.

SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THE FORD EDGE

With most mid-size SUVs going big with three-row layouts, the 2021 Ford Edge is among a rarer group that prioritizes two-row comfort over maximum people-hauling. It’s a sharp-looking rig, too, but it faces heady competition from the likes of the Chevy Blazer, Honda Passport, Hyundai Santa Fe, and Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. Most Edge models are powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine but the sportier ST model gets a punchy twin-turbo V-6 with 335 horsepower that can leave most rivals in the dust. The Edge’s cabin is quiet and comfortable for four adults but is starting to look a little dated. Luckily, an infotainment update for 2021 has provided a much larger display and Ford’s latest Sync 4 operating system. A host of driver-assistance features is also standard, including lane-keeping assist and automated emergency braking.

  • Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

The Edge received a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and was named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Driver-assistance features are now more accessible; some features—including automated emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and blind-spot monitoring—are now standard. Key safety features include:

  • Standard automated emergency braking
  • Standard lane-keeping assist
  • Standard blind-spot monitoring
  • Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

There’s nothing edgy about the Edge’s warranty coverage—it’s strictly average for the segment, with nothing to help it stand out to consumers.

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR CAR?

  • Maintain your engine

Maintaining your vehicle properly helps it lasts longer and run more efficiently. An oil and filter change is important, and should be done frequently.

Learn more about the benefits of scheduling maintenance at your dealership.

  • Repair your exterior

If you are in an accident, promptly file an insurance claim and use the claim money to repair the damage as soon as possible. Waiting can allow rust to set in, leading to other more serious problems.

  • Drive smart

Avoid aggressive driving, which can damage your vehicle and may decrease its resale value. Refrain from jackrabbit starts, fast stops, speeding and weaving through traffic, as well. Following these recommendations can help keep your brakes, engine, tires and suspension from wearing prematurely – and even help improve your fuel economy.

  • Keep complete service records

Keep complete service and maintenance records, along with any other receipts for parts and accessories, so you can show prospective buyers that your vehicle is well cared for.

Source: wikipedia, caranddriver.

 

 

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