Ford Edge

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Ford Edge
2019 Ford Edge SEL EcoBoost AWD 2.0L front 4.6.19.jpg
2019 Ford Edge SEL EcoBoost AWD (US; facelift)
Overview
ManufacturerFord
Production2006–present
Model years2007–present (US)
2016–2021 (Europe)
Body and chassis
ClassMid-size crossover SUV[1][2][3]
Body style5-door SUV
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel drive / all-wheel drive

The Ford Edge is a range of crossover SUVs manufactured by the Ford Motor Company. Introduced for the 2007 model year, the Edge is the first mid-size CUV marketed by Ford in North America; the model line is currently in its second generation. Deriving its name from a trim package of the Ford Ranger, the Ford Edge is slotted between the Ford Escape and the Ford Explorer within the Ford product line.

Sharing its underpinnings with the Ford Fusion sedan, Ford has also produced the model line as the Lincoln MKX (since 2019, the Lincoln Nautilus); the first generation was also produced as the Mazda CX-9. The second generation is also marketed by Ford of Europe, slotted between the Kuga (Escape) and the Explorer PHEV.

All production of the Ford Edge is sourced from Ford of Canada at Oakville Assembly (Oakville, Ontario) alongside the Nautilus.

First generation (U387; 2007)[edit]

First generation
2007-2010 Ford Edge -- 07-13-2011.jpg
Overview
Production2006–2014
Model years2007–2014
AssemblyCanada: Oakville, Ontario (Oakville Ford Assembly Plant)
Body and chassis
PlatformFord CD3 platform
RelatedLincoln MKX
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission6-speed 6F50 automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase111.2 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)
Height67.0 in (1,702 mm)
Curb weight4,291 lb (1,946 kg) (FWD)
4,234 lb (1,921 kg) (AWD)

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

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, six-way power driver's seat, premium AM/FM stereo with six-disc in-dash CD/MP3 player, leather-wrapped steering wheel with secondary audio controls, and 18-inch painted aluminum wheels.

The SEL Plus, later known as the Limited includes leather-trimmed seats, and optionally, six-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.

2009 Ford Edge Sport

The Sport trim level debuted at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show, with sales beginning as a 2009 model.[4] 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 six-disc in-dash CD/MP3 player, SYNC in-car connectivity system, large-diameter chrome exhaust tips, 20-inch premium chrome-clad aluminum wheels, all body-colored trim and optional 22-inch wheels.

Specifications[edit]

Engines[edit]

Type[5] Model Years Power at rpm Torque at rpm
3,496 cc (213.3 cu in) 3.5 Duratec V6 2007-2010 265 bhp (198 kW) at 6,250 250 lb⋅ft (339 N⋅m) at 4,500
2011-2014 285 bhp (213 kW) at 6,500 253 lb⋅ft (343 N⋅m) at 4,000
3,721 cc (227.1 cu in) 3.7 Duratec V6 2011-2014 305 bhp (227 kW) at 6,250 280 lb⋅ft (380 N⋅m) at 4,500
1,999 cc (122.0 cu in) Ecoboost I4 2011-2014 240 bhp (180 kW) at 5,500 270 lb⋅ft (366 N⋅m) at 1,750–4,500 rpm

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, antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability control, and a tire-pressure monitoring system.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash test ratings:[6]

  • Frontal driver: 5 stars.svg
  • Frontal passenger: 4 stars.svg
  • Side impact: 5 stars.svg
  • Rollover: 4 stars.svg

NHTSA 2011 Edge FWD crash ratings:[7]

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

HySeries concept[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 was to debut in the 2010 model year. The model was expected to use a new hybrid system from Ford, pairing an electric motor with a V6 engine.[8]

A concept of the Ford Edge with HySeries Drive was shown at the 2007 Washington Auto Show, and the automaker claimed potential future production.[9] This was a hybrid electric vehicle that used hydrogen fuel along with plug-in charging of its lithium-ion battery pack, for a combined range over 320 kilometres (200 mi).[citation needed] The HySeries system was introduced in the Ford Airstream concept from the 2007 Detroit Auto Show.

Facelift[edit]

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

The updated Ford Edge was revealed at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show, with production starting on February 12, 2010, as a 2011 model. 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.[10][11]

Engines offered for the updated first generation: a 2.0-L EcoBoost I4 engine, a 3.5-L Duratec with Ti-VCT making 285 hp (213 kW) and 253 lb⋅ft (343 N⋅m) of torque, and the Sport model had the same 3.7-L Duratec engine as the 2011 Lincoln MKX[12] with 305 hp (227 kW) and 280 lb⋅ft (380 N⋅m) of torque. The turbocharger in the new 2.0-L engine is designed for 150,000 miles or 10 years.[13]

Trim levels[edit]

2011 Ford Edge with MyFord Touch

In the American Range: The SE includes cloth-trimmed seats, single-zone manual air-conditioning, steering wheel controls, and 17-inch painted aluminum wheels.

The SEL includes everything in the SE plus unique cloth-trimmed seats, six-way power driver's seat, dual-zone electronic automatic temperature controls, leather-wrapped steering wheel with cruise control, five-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 two 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 six-way heated power, fold-flat front passenger seat. In Israel, this trim is called SEL Plus.

Limited options include HID headlamps, a blind-spot information system, and adaptive cruise control.

The Sport includes the 3.7-L Twin-independent Variable Cam Timing V6 engine from the Mustang, six-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.

Second generation (2015)[edit]

Second generation
2017 Ford Edge (1).jpg
2017 Ford Edge (Europe)
Overview
Also calledFord Endura (Australia)
Production2014–present
Model years2015–present (North America)
2016–2021 (Europe)
2018–2020 (Australasia)
AssemblyCanada: Oakville, Ontario (Oakville Ford Assembly Plant)
China: Chongqing (Changan Ford)
Body and chassis
PlatformFord CD4 platform
RelatedLincoln MKX/ Nautilus
Ford Fusion/Mondeo
Lincoln MKZ
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission6-speed 6F automatic
6-speed manual
6-speed PowerShift dual-clutch transmission
8-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase112.2 in (2,850 mm)
Length188.1 in (4,779 mm)
192.0 in (4,878 mm) (three-row version)
Width75.9 in (1,928 mm)
Height68.6 in (1,742 mm)
Curb weight3,912 lb (1,774 kg) (FWD)
4,060 lb (1,840 kg) (AWD)
Chronology
PredecessorFord Territory (Australasia)

For 2015, the Ford Edge was redesigned 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-L (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-L EcoBoost, the 2015 generation has a towing capacity of 3500 lb and is available with all-wheel drive. The midspecification engine is a 3.5-L V6, with slightly reduced power output. The highest engine in the range, powering Sport models, is the new 2.7-L twin-turbo EcoBoost V6.

For the first time, Ford marketed the Edge in European markets (as part of the company's "One Ford" strategy); it sits above the Ford Kuga. Gasoline engines are not sold in Europe; instead, this market receives either of two 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; no option for two-wheel drive is available. 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 six-speed manual as standard mated to the 180-hp unit. A six-speed PowerShift automatic dual-clutch transmission option is available, mated to the 210-hp unit.

Ford Edge was sold in Europe as a premium large crossover with only high-end trims and diesel engines at prices 50% higher than in North America. Due to low sales, the model was limited in 2019 to only a few countries, with the last stocks sold in early 2021.[14]

2019 facelift[edit]

In January 2018, Ford announced that the entire Edge lineup (alongside the Lincoln MKX's renaming) was to receive a midcycle facelift for 2019, which replaces the existing Ford three-bar front grille with a design similar to the larger Ford Explorer, new aluminum-alloy wheel options for each trim level, new exterior and interior color combinations, and a 12-speaker B&O Play surround-sound system that replaces the existing Sony system. All models receive a newly designed Ford 8F35 eight-speed automatic transmission (featuring automatic stop-start technology), which also allows the base 2.0-L EcoBoost turbocharged inline I4 engine to gain a 5-horsepower (3.7 kW) boost, and all Edges to achieve improved United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel economy.

With the launch of the 2018 model in Australia (February 2019 in New Zealand[15]), the Edge is sold as the Ford Endura, and is the successor to the Ford Territory.[16][17] In Australia, the Endura was made available in Trend, ST-Line, and Titanium trim levels.[18] In November 2020, the Endura was announced as being discontinued in Australia by the end of the year.[19] It had been discontinued in New Zealand prior to this.

The 2019 Ford Edge was offered in nine exterior colors, some of which were new for 2019.[20]

In addition, the 2019 Edge offered three new safety technologies:

  • Post-collision braking automatically applies brake pressure when a collision event is detected.
  • Evasive steering assist helps drivers in steering around stopped or slower vehicles to avoid a possible collision.
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go lane centering allows the vehicle to maintain a comfortable driving distance and helps reduce stress during longer drives.

The 2019 Edge made its debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and went on sale in the spring of 2018 as an early 2019 model year vehicle.[21]

For the 2020 model year, dual-zone automatic climate control was included on all trims. However, the CD player was removed.[22]

Edge Plus (China, 2021 facelift)[edit]

The Edge in China was facelifted with the rest of the world in 2019 while receiving another facelift for the 2021 model year exclusively for the Chinese three-row Edge called the Ford Edge Plus. The Edge Plus features a slightly redesigned exterior and a different interior design. The interior features two new displays measuring 8 and 13.2 inches across and a new squared-off multi-function steering wheel. The updated center console houses both the climate controls and the air vents, while a cover below conceals a power socket, a single USB port and a wireless charger. The Edge Plus is powered by the previous 2.0-liter turbo-inline-4 engine producing 245 PS (242 hp; 180 kW) and 390 N⋅m (39.8 kg⋅m; 288 lb⋅ft), which links to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Both FWD and AWD are offered.[23]

Edge ST[edit]

Ford Edge ST (Canada)

Ford also announced that a new model of Edge, the ST, would be offered instead of the Sport as the top trim level for the line. It will feature a 2.7-L EcoBoost twin-turbocharged V6 engine producing 335 horsepower (250 kW), a modest 20 horsepower (15 kW) increase over the 2018 Sport, which used the same engine. ST styling included a dark-finished mesh front grille, aluminum-alloy wheels, and unique interior.

Powertrain[edit]

Type Model years Power at rpm Torque at rpm Notes
1,999 cc (122.0 cu in) Ecoboost I4 2015– 245 bhp (183 kW) at 5,500 rpm 275 lb⋅ft (373 N⋅m) at 3,000 rpm
3,496 cc (213.3 cu in) Duratec 35 V6 2015-2018 280 bhp (210 kW) at 6,500 rpm 250 lb⋅ft (339 N⋅m) at 4,000 rpm
2,720 cc (166 cu in) 2.7 Ecoboost V6 2015-2018 315 bhp (235 kW) at 4,750 rpm 350 lb⋅ft (475 N⋅m) at 2,750 rpm
2019– 335 bhp (250 kW) at 5,550 rpm 380 lb⋅ft (515 N⋅m) at 3,250 rpm
2.0 L (120 cu in) TDCI I4 (Europe) 2016-2018 180 bhp (130 kW) at 3,500 rpm 295 lb⋅ft (400 N⋅m) at 2,000-2,750 rpm Available only with a 6-speed manual transmission
2.0 L (120 cu in) TDCI I4 (Europe) 2016-2018 210 bhp (160 kW) at 3,000-4,500 rpm 332 lb⋅ft (450 N⋅m) at 2,000 rpm Available only with a 6-speed PowerShift dual-clutch transmission
2.0 L (120 cu in) EcoBlue I4 (Europe) 2018– 190 bhp (140 kW) at 3,500 rpm 295 lb⋅ft (400 N⋅m) at 2,000 rpm Available only with a 6-speed manual transmission
2.0 L (120 cu in) EcoBlue I4 (Australia) 2018– 190 bhp (140 kW) at 3,500 rpm 295 lb⋅ft (400 N⋅m) at 2,000 rpm Available only with an 8-speed automatic transmission
2.0 L (120 cu in) EcoBlue I4 (Europe) 2018– 238 bhp (177 kW) at 3,750 rpm 369 lb⋅ft (500 N⋅m) at 2,000 rpm Available only with an 8-speed automatic transmission

Safety[edit]

2016 Ford Edge on NHTSA[24]
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:[25]
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

Sales[edit]

Calendar Year U.S.[26] China[27]
2006 2,202
2007 130,125
2008 110,798
2009 88,548
2010 118,637
2011 121,702
2012 127,969
2013 129,109
2014 108,864
2015 124,120 65,152
2016 134,588 123,690
2017 142,603 108,525
2018 134,122 59,892
2019 138,515 32,815
2020 108,886 25,709

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