Ford Edge has three smart engines to choose from.
Its standard 3.5 L Ti-VCT V-6 delivers unsurpassed V-6 highway mileage of up to 27 mpg. The remarkable 2.0 L EcoBoost engine gives plenty of low-end torque for acceleration and passing, plus up to 30 mpg highway. And the 305 hp 3.7 L Ti-VCT V-6 on Edge Sport is the most powerful V-6 in its class.
I felt as though I was mounted on a knightly steed that would take command without hesitation.
The 2.0 L EcoBoost engine with 6-speed auto transmission was the engine for my test vehicle. This Ford engine gave me 240 hp at 5,500 rpm and 270 lb.-ft. torque at 3,000 rpm, giving you 500 miles before you need a fill up.
The Edge had great passing power—smart on the start and left me confident in knowing just a little push of the foot got me quickly from the access road into the traffic flow of the expressway.
The Edge came with the voice-activated Ford SYNC. Once paired to your phone, SYNC recognizes your phone, and transfers your contacts to support voice calling. It also plays music from your phone, media player, USB drive, or iPod.
In fact, any device with Bluetooth capability can stream audio from sources like iHeartRadio, Pandora, Internet Radio, and many more.
Just touch a button on the steering wheel and say things like “Call the office.” Voice command can also be used for emergency calls such as 911. I had the tendency to get SYNC confused when asking to call an actual name. It is rather embarrassing to get your ex-wife when you really wanted your girlfriend. I’ll just stick with dialing the number.
The interior was black leather which contrasted nicely with the ginger ale metallic exterior. Leather-trimmed seats included heated front bucket seats with 10-way power driver and passenger seats with memory features.
Each time you get back in Edge the seat will return to where it was when you had departed the vehicle earlier. The leather-covered seating makes for a grand, comfortable experience, especially because leg room in the front was a spacious 40 inches.
AdvancedTrac with Roll Stability Control
Airbags dual stage front
Airbags side impact
Airbags safety canopy
SOS post crash alert system
3 year/36,000 mile bumper to bumper
5 year/60,000 mile powertrain
5 year/60,000 mile roadside assistance
Hill Start Assist, dual zone electronic air conditioning, reverse sensing, and rear-view camera are wonderful standard features. And although power liftgate and blind spot monitoring system are extra, carrying a price of about $1,500, they are well worth the money adding to the standard base price of $39,915.
From the driver’s seat you are perfectly positioned to guide your eyes along the dash and down to the console. I felt as though I was mounted on a knightly steed that would take command without hesitation.
The standard steering wheel-mounted controls for the cruise, audio, and vehicle menu are presented for speedy access as you maintain both hands on the wheel.
Don’t be surprised if your friends in the back seat make inquiries about when it becomes their turn to drive.
Outside, aggressive front and rear facade combined with a bold silver grille, unique headlamps, dual exhaust tips, and eye catching 20” wheels make for jaw-dropping expressions from bystanders.
Durhl Caussey writes a car column read around the world. He may be reached at this paper or email@example.com
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