2012 Ford Edge Sport Utility Crossover
Benefits of Driving a 2012 Ford Edge Sport Utility Crossover
The Edge is now in its second generation, and Ford has upped the style and sophistication of its popular crossover. The result is an exciting alternative to competitors like the Nissan Murano, Chevrolet Traverse and Hyundai Tucson. With three great powerplants, athletic handling, loads of available technology and an MSRP starting at $27,640, the Edge provides real value in the crowded crossover segment.
What's new for 2012?
A new smaller-displacement engine option appears for 2012--a 2.0L EcoBoost 4-cylinder that makes 240 horsepower yet helps the Edge achieve 24 combined mpg. SYNC now comes on the SEL. A few new colors are available, including Bordeaux Reserve Red Metallic, Mediterranean Blue Metallic and Earth Metallic.
- Attractive, aggressive styling
- interior comfort
- available technology
- three exciting engine choices
Four trim levels are offered for 2012--SE, SEL, Limited and Sport. The SE is front-wheel drive, while all other models are offered in either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. SE and SEL models are powered by a turbocharged 3.5L V6 engine that produces 285 hp. The Limited features a 285-hp 3.5L V6, which utilizes Ford's twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) to allow for greater power and increased fuel efficiency over previous 3.5L engines. And the Edge Sport will derive its motive power from the same 3.7L V6 found in the Mustang, another Ti-VCT unit that produces an impressive 305 hp and 280 ft-lb of torque. Both V6s will be paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission and the Sport will get the SelectShift paddle system to allow precise control for the driver.