Ford Edge

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Ford Edge
2011 Ford Edge SE -- NHTSA 1.jpg
Manufacturer Ford
Production 2006–present (US)
2016-Present (Europe)
Model years 2007–present (US)
2016-Present (Europe)
Assembly Canada: Oakville, Ontario (Oakville Assembly)
Body and chassis
Class Mid-size crossover SUV
Body style 5-door SUV
Layout Transverse front-engine, front-wheel drive / all-wheel drive

The Ford Edge is a mid-sized crossover SUV manufactured by Ford.

The first generation Edge is based on the Ford CD3 platform shared with the first generation Ford Fusion, 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) (US only)[edit]

First Generation
Production 2006–2014
Model years 2007–2014
Body and chassis
Platform Ford CD3 platform
Related Lincoln MKX
Transmission 6-speed 6F50 automatic
Wheelbase 111.2 in (2,824 mm)
  • 2007–2010: 185.7 in (4,717 mm)
  • 2011–2014: 184.2 in (4,679 mm)
  • 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]

Ford Edge SEL

The SE includes cloth seats, single-zone manual air-conditioning, AM/FM stereo with single-disc CD/MP3 player, and 17-inch 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-inch 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-inch 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-inch premium chrome-clad aluminum wheels, all body-colored trim and optional 22-inch wheels.

2009 Ford Edge Sport



Type Model Years Power@rpm Torque@rpm
3,496 cc (213.3 cu in) Duratec 35 V6 2007-2009 265 bhp (198 kW)@6250 250 lb·ft (339 N·m)@4500
2010-2014 285 bhp (213 kW)@6500 253 lb·ft (343 N·m)@4000
3,721 cc (227.1 cu in) Duratec 37 V6 2011-2014 305 bhp (227 kW)@6250 280 lb·ft (380 N·m)@4500
1,999 cc (122.0 cu in) Ecoboost I4 2011-2014 240 bhp (180 kW)@5500 270 lb·ft (366 N·m)@1750–4500 rpm



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


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


  • 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]

Ford Edge Limited (US; facelift)
Ford Edge (China; facelift)

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-inch 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 two driver-configurable 4.2-inch color LCD displays in cluster and 8-inch 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 the 3.7L Twin-independent Variable Cam Timing (Ti-VCT) V6 engine from the Mustang, 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 (2015–present)[edit]

Second generation
Ford Edge - Mondial de l'Automobile de Paris 2014 - 014.jpg
2015 Ford Edge
Production 2014–present (US)
2016-Present (Europe)
Model years 2015–present (US)
2016-Present (Europe)
Body and chassis
Platform Ford CD4 platform
Related Lincoln MKX
Transmission 6-speed automatic
6-speed manual
6-speed PowerShift dual-clutch transmission
Wheelbase 112.2 in (2,850 mm)
Length 188.1 in (4,778 mm)
Width 75.9 in (1,928 mm)
Height 68.6 in (1,742 mm)
Curb weight 3,912 lb (1,774 kg) (FWD)
4,060 lb (1,840 kg) (AWD)
Ford Edge

For 2015, the Ford Edge is all-new from the ground-up with a new Taurus and Explorer-like grille, new headlights, LED combination taillights, increased interior room, and a rear-view camera. This generation of the Edge comes with a standard EcoBoost engine, the all-new 2.0-liter (only the displacement and bore-center spacing carry over), which has a new twin-scroll turbo to boost low-end torque figures. Unlike the previous 2.0-liter EcoBoost, the 2015 generation has a towing capacity of 3500 pounds and is available with all-wheel drive. Mid-spec engine is a 3.5-liter V-6, with slightly reduced power output. The highest engine in the range, powering Sport models, is the new 2.7-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V-6.

For the first time, Ford markets the Edge in European markets (as part of the company's "One Ford" ideology); it sits above the Ford Kuga. Gasoline engines are not sold in Europe; instead this market receives a pair of turbo-charged Duratorq diesel engines as used in other Ford Europe products such as the Ford Mondeo. Both engines are mated to an all-wheel drive system as standard; there is no option for two-wheel drive. The two engines are rated at 180 hp and 210 hp. Which output the customer receives is entirely dependent on the transmission choice, with a 6-speed manual as standard mated to the 180 hp unit. A 6-speed PowerShift dual-clutch transmission automatic option is available, mated to the 210 hp unit.


2016 Ford Edge on NHTSA[12]
Overall: 5/5 stars
Frontal driver: 5/5 stars
Frontal passenger: 5/5 stars
Side driver: 5/5 stars
Side passenger: 5/5 stars
Side pole driver: 5/5 stars
Rollover AWD: 4/5 stars 15.4%
2015 Ford Edge on IIHS:[13]
Category Rating
Moderate overlap frontal offset Good
Small overlap frontal offset (2015–present) Acceptable1
Side impact Good
Roof strength Good2
1 vehicle structure rated "Good"
2 strength-to-weight ratio: 5.11


Type Model years Power@rpm Torque@rpm Notes
1,999 cc (122.0 cu in) Ecoboost I4 2015– 245 bhp (183 kW)@5500 rpm 275 lb·ft (373 N·m)@3000 rpm
3,496 cc (213.3 cu in) Duratec 35 V6 2015- 280 bhp (210 kW)@6500 rpm 250 lb·ft (339 N·m)@4000 rpm
2,720 cc (166 cu in) 2.7 Ecoboost V6 2015– 310 bhp (230 kW)@4750 rpm 350 lb·ft (475 N·m)@2750 rpm
2.0 L (120 cu in) Duratorq Diesel I4 (Europe) 2016– 180 bhp (130 kW) 295 lb·ft (400 N·m) Available only with a 6-speed manual transmission
2.0 L (120 cu in) Duratorq Diesel I4 (Europe) 2016– 210 bhp (160 kW) 332 lb·ft (450 N·m) Available only with an 6-speed PowerShift dual-clutch transmission

Yearly American sales[edit]

Calendar Year Total American sales
2006[14] 2,202
2007 130,125
2008[15] 110,798
2009[16] 88,548
2010[17] 118,637
2011[18] 121,702
2012 127,969
2013 129,109[19]
2014 108,864[20]
2015 124,120[21]


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