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2012 Ford Edge: All-Around Good Performer

Smaller compact cars are dominating the current trends and automobile sector and therefore many car makers are now focusing on the smaller urban cars and midsize SUVs which can provide them with better market hold in the future. The Ford Edge is among the best midsize SUVs available in the market.

2012 Ford Edge

Let’s take a quick look at the all new 2012 Ford Edge which will be soon available in the market. Here we go through the 2012 Ford Edge review where will go through different areas of the car and see if it is still worth buying.

Exterior

When you take a first quick look at the 2012 Ford Edge it looks more like a crossover rather than midsize SUV. It retains the similar design which was on the 2011 model but it still manages to capture the attention of the audience. The deep chrome grille in the front reminds us of top cars from other popular brands like Audio and Volkswagen. Hence, the car looks great from the front side. Basically, there is no changes made by Ford for the 2012 model so nothing more can be said about the exterior of the car.

Performance

The 2012 Ford Edge is definitely good on performance and many 2012 Ford Edge review will have some praises for it. The new model comes with 3.5 liter V6 engine which has the capability to produce 285 horsepower. To make your driving experience better it has six speed automatic transmission. The SEL model and Limited model comes with manual shifting mode. The sporty model comes with 3.7 liter V6 engine that can produce 305 horsepower. Ford has even added the 2.0 liter EcoBoost four cylinder engine which improves the fuel efficiency of the car without sacrificing the power of the car. However, the EcoBoost engine is not available with sporty, SEL and Limited models. The estimated EPA ratings is up to 19 mpg in city and 27 mpg on the highway.

Interior

The 2012 Ford Edge is very spacious and elegant and therefore it attracts buyers who need better interior space. The seats are comfortable and also have LATCH technology for child seats. The rear seats can be folded for more cargo space. The SEL model comes with 10 way power adjustable front seats as well. On the dashboard, 2012 Ford Edge comes with MyFord touch infotainment system which have complicated touch screen controls that will take some time to learn. The 2012 Ford Edge has 32.2 cubic feet cargo space but when the second row is folded the cargo space expands to 68.9 cubic feet.

Safety

The 2012 Ford Edge scores four star ratings out of five in NHTSA crash tests. It gets three star ratings for front crash tests, five stars for side crash tests and four stars for rollover crash tests. The IIHS gives 2012 Ford Edge its Top Safety Pick ratings. The MyKey System in Ford Edge makes it easier for the parents to control how their kids drive their car. It comes with features like top speed limits, stringent seat belt reminders, low fuel alerts and other safety features. The car also has various standard airbags, traction control, roll stability control, antilock brakes and hill start assist system.

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Published on: September 30, 2011

Filled Under: Autos Reviews, Ford

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