Ford Edge

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Ford Edge
2011 Ford Edge SE -- NHTSA 1.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Production 2006–present
Model years 2007–present
Assembly Canada: Oakville, Ontario (Oakville Assembly)
Body and chassis
Class Mid-size crossover SUV/CUV
Body style 5-door SUV
Layout Transverse front-engine, front-wheel drive / all-wheel drive

The Ford Edge is a mid-sized crossover SUV (CUV) manufactured by the Ford Motor Company.

The first generation Edge is based on the Ford CD3 platform shared with the first generation Ford Fusion (Americas), Mazda CX-9, first & second generation Mazda 6 and Lincoln MKX.

Along with a rebadged premium variant, the Lincoln MKX, the Edge (codename U387), is manufactured at Ford's Oakville Assembly Complex in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

First generation (U387, 2006–2014)[edit]

First Generation
Ford Edge SE.jpg
2007–2010 Ford Edge SE
Overview
Production 2006–2014
Model years 2007–2014
Body and chassis
Platform Ford CD3 platform
Related Lincoln MKX
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission 6-speed 6F50 automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 111.2 in (2,824 mm)
Length
  • 2007–2010: 185.7 in (4,717 mm)
  • 2011–2014: 184.2 in (4,679 mm)
Width
  • 2007–2010: 75.8 in (1,925 mm)
  • 2011–2014: 76.0 in (1,930 mm)
Height 67.0 in (1,702 mm)

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

Trim levels[edit]

The SE includes cloth seats, single-zone manual air-conditioning, AM/FM stereo with single-disc CD/MP3 player, and 17" painted aluminum wheels.

The SEL includes unique cloth seats, 6-way power driver's seat, premium AM/FM stereo with 6-disc in-dash CD/MP3 player, leather-wrapped steering wheel with secondary audio controls, and 18" painted aluminum wheels.

The Limited includes leather-trimmed seats, and optionally, 6-way power front passenger fold-flat seat, EasyFold second-row seat back release, dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control, SYNC in-car connectivity system, and 18" premium chrome-clad aluminum wheels. The Limited trim level replaced the SEL Plus in 2008.

The Sport trim level debuted at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show, with sales beginning as a 2009 model.[1] The trim level includes leather-trimmed with grey faux suede inserts, reclining 60/40 fold-flat seats with center fold-down armrest, second-row seat back release (marketed as EasyFold), premium AM/FM stereo with 6-disc in-dash CD/MP3 player, SYNC in-car connectivity system, larger diameter chrome exhaust tips, 20" premium chrome-clad aluminum wheels, all body-colored trim and optional 22-inch wheels.

2009 Ford Edge Sport

Specifications[edit]

Engines[edit]

Type Model Years Power@rpm Torque@rpm
3,496 cc (213.3 cu in) Duratec 35 V6 2007–2010 265 bhp (198 kW)@6250 250 lb·ft (339 N·m)@4500
2011-present 285 bhp (213 kW)@6500 253 lb·ft (343 N·m)@4000
3,721 cc (227.1 cu in) Duratec 37 V6 2011–present 305 bhp (227 kW)@6250 280 lb·ft (380 N·m)@4500
1,999 cc (122.0 cu in) Ecoboost I4 2011–present 240 bhp (180 kW)@5500 270 lb·ft (366 N·m)@1750–4500 rpm

[2]

Transmission[edit]

Standard transmission is a 6F50 6-speed automatic transmission.

Safety[edit]

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) uses its crash-tested 2007 Edge SEL to demonstrate well-designed crash safety

Safety equipment includes standard dual front airbags, front side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes, traction control, electronic stability control, and a tire-pressure monitoring system.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Crash Test Ratings[3]

  • Frontal Driver: 5 stars.svg
  • Frontal Passenger: 4 stars.svg
  • Side Impact: 5 stars.svg
  • Rollover: 4 stars.svg

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 2011 Edge FWD Crash Ratings[4]

  • Frontal Driver: 3 stars.svg
  • Frontal Passenger: 3 stars.svg
  • Side Driver: 5 stars.svg
  • Side Passenger: 5 stars.svg
  • Side Pole: 5 stars.svg

Awards[edit]

  • Ford Edge recognized as one of "Best Cars for Families" in 2007 by AAA and Parents Magazine.
  • Edge earns IIHS "Top Safety Pick" rating for models built after January 2007
  • 3.5L Duratec 35 V6 named one of the world's "10 Best Engines" by Ward.
  • Ford Edge named "2007 Urban Truck of the Year" by On Wheels, Inc.
  • Edge wins J.D. Power and Associates' 2007 "APEAL Award"

HySeries version[edit]

Ford Edge hydrogen fuel cell-electric plug-in hybrid concept.

Ford Canada announced in June 2007, that a gasoline-electric hybrid version of the Edge will debut in the 2010 model year. The model is expected to use a new hybrid system from Ford, pairing an electric motor with a V6 engine.[5]

Additionally, after public presentation in 2007, Ford has been carefully pointing at future production of its HySeries Edge.[6] This is a hybrid electric vehicle that uses hydrogen fuel along with plug-in charging of its lithium-ion battery pack, for a combined range of over 320 kilometres (200 mi).[citation needed] The HySeries system was first introduced in the Ford Airstream concept from the 2007 Detroit Auto Show. A concept of the Ford Edge with the HySeries Drive was unveiled in the 2007 Washington DC Auto Show. The HySeries system is related to General Motors E-Flex platform. The E-Flex Platform was introduced in the 2007 Detroit Auto Show as the power train of the Chevrolet Volt concept.

This vehicle was featured in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace starring Daniel Craig as Bond, which was filmed in 2008. In 2002, starting with Die Another Day, (Pierce Brosnan as Bond) Ford and Eon Productions agreed to a three film contract to have their vehicles displayed and/or used in the Bond movies. After Quantum of Solace, their contract expired.[7]

First generation facelift (2011–2014)[edit]

2011 Ford Edge Limited

The facelifted Ford Edge was unveiled on February 12, 2010 at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show. Exterior changes include a new front fascia, wheels, and a revised bumper, while the revamped interior features upgraded materials and capacitive touch controls in place of some conventional buttons and switches, which can also be seen on the second-generation Lincoln MKX.[8][9]

Three new engines are offered for the second generation: a 2.0L EcoBoost I4 engine, a 3.5L Duratec with Ti-VCT making 285 hp (213 kW) and 253 lb·ft (343 N·m) of torque, and for the Sport model, Ford will offer the same 3.7L Duratec engine that is offered in the 2011 Lincoln MKX[10] with 305 hp (227 kW) and 280 lb·ft (380 N·m) of torque. The turbocharger in the new 2.0L engine is designed for 150,000 miles or 10 years.[11]

Trim levels[edit]

In the American Range: The SE includes cloth-trimmed seats, single-zone manual air-conditioning, MyFord Touch with 4.2" color LCD displays in cluster and center stack with 5-way steering wheel controls, and 17-inch painted aluminum wheels.

The SEL includes everything in the SE plus unique cloth-trimmed seats, 6-way power driver's seat, dual-zone electronic automatic temperature controls (DEATC), leather-wrapped steering wheel with cruise control, 5-way switch pads and secondary audio controls, 18-inch painted aluminum wheels, reverse sensing system, and supplemental parking lamps.

The Limited includes everything in the SEL plus leather-trimmed seats, 10-way heated power driver's seat, Sony audio system with HD radio with 12 speakers in 10 locations, MyFord Touch with (2) driver configurable 4.2" color LCD displays in cluster and 8" color LCD display in center stack, Ford Sync including media hub with 2 USB ports, SD card reader and video input jacks, 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels with optional 20-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels, rear view camera, and 6-way heated power, fold-flat front passenger seat. In Israel this trim is called SEL Plus.

Limited options include HID headlamps, BLIS (Blind Spot Information System), and Adaptive Cruise Control.

The Sport includes 3.7L from the Mustang Twin-independent Variable Cam Timing (Ti-VCT) V6 engine, 6-Speed SelectShift Automatic transmission with paddle activation, unique Charcoal Black leather-trimmed seats with Silver Smoke Metallic inserts, 22-inch polished aluminum wheel with Tuxedo Black spoke accents, body-color front and rear lower fascia, 4-inch chrome oval dual exhaust tips, and body-color side lower cladding and rocker molding.

2011 Ford Edge with MyFord Touch

Second generation[edit]

For 2015, the Edge is all-new from the ground-up with a new Fusion-like grill, new headlights, new interior room, and a rear-view camera. The new Edge now comes with a standard EcoBoost engine -- the all-new 2.0-liter (only the displacement and bore-center spacing carry over) gets a new twin-scroll turbo to fatten the low end of the torque. Unlike the current 2.0-liter EcoBoost, this one will be rated to tow 3500 pounds and will be available with all-wheel-drive (output and fuel-economy figures haven't been announced yet). Next up is a 3.5-liter V-6, which will probably produce 285 hp and 253 lb-ft as before. The top-of-the-line choice, powering Sport models, is the 2.7-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V-6, probably rated near the 2015 F-150 version's anticipated 320 hp/370 lb. 2015 Edge is to make a fashionably entrance in North American markets early next year.

For the first time, the Edge will be available in European markets due to Fords One Ford ideology. It's is set to sit above the Ford Kuga.

Second Generation
2014-03-04 Geneva Motor Show 0851.JPG
Ford Edge 2 Concept at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show
Overview
Production 2014-present
Model years 2015-
Body and chassis
Platform Ford CD4 platform
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission 6-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 112.2 in (2,850 mm)

Yearly American sales[edit]

Calendar Year Total American sales
2006[12] 2,202
2007 130,125
2008[13] 110,798
2009[14] 88,548
2010[15] 118,637
2011[16] 121,702
2012 127,969
2013 129,109[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2009 Ford Edge Sport". Inside Line. 
  2. ^ "2012 Ford Edge | View Full Engine Specifications". Ford.com. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  3. ^ "Ford Edge Crash Test Ratings". NHTSA. Retrieved 2008-08-12. 
  4. ^ http://www.safercar.gov/Vehicle+Shoppers/5-Star+Safety+Ratings/2011-Newer+Vehicles/Vehicle-Detail?vehicleId=146
  5. ^ Van Alphen, Tony (2007-06-22). "Ford hybrid plans unclear after 2008". Toronto: The Star. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  6. ^ "Future Vehicles Preview". Inside Line. 
  7. ^ Litterick, David (August 16, 2008). "Quantum of Solace's James Bond goes green with golden Ka". The Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved 2009-10-27. 
  8. ^ Posted by **TIME AGO**. "2011 Ford Edge and Edge Sport - Auto Shows - Auto Reviews". Car and Driver. Retrieved 2010-04-04. 
  9. ^ "2011 Lincoln MKX and 2011 Ford Edge interiors revealed". egmCarTech. 2010-01-07. Retrieved 2010-04-04. 
  10. ^ Paukert, Chris (2010-02-15). "2011 Ford Edge gets three engine choices, more ambitious Sport model — Autoblog". Autoblog.com. Retrieved 2010-04-04. 
  11. ^ "MY2011 Ford Edge Features First North American Application of 2.0L EcoBoost, Two Ti-VCT Engines". GreenCarCongress. 2010-02-10. 
  12. ^ "Ford Motor Company 2007 sales". January 3, 2008. 
  13. ^ "F-Series drives ford to higher market share for third consecutive month". Ford Motor Company. January 5, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  14. ^ "Ford caps 2009 with 33 percent sales increase, first full-year market share gain since 1995". Ford Motor Company. January 5, 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-05. 
  15. ^ "Ford's 2010 sales up 19 percent". Media.ford.com. 2011-01-04. Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  16. ^ "2011 Ford Brand Sales up 17 Percent for the Year in U.S.". Media.ford.com. 2012-01-04. Retrieved 2012-01-04. 
  17. ^ http://media.ford.com/content/dam/fordmedia/North%20America/US/2014/01/december13sales.pdf

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