2012 Ford Edge | new car review

Posted on Jul 25, 2012 by

The Edge is ’s premium mid-size crossover, which unlike the slab-sided Flex offers a more butch SUV like styling. In terms of size the Edge is smaller than the Flex and does not have the same interior space or seating capacity as the latter. Unlike rivals like the Chevrolet Traverse the Edge only has two rows of seating and can accommodate up to five adults only.

The Edge imbibes Ford’s new family look with the upright three-slat chrome grille, which along with the blunt nose and chunky headlamps create a SUV-like intimidating fascia. On the inside the Edge feels more like a sedan.

Revamped in 2011, the 2012 is available in three trims – SEL, Limited and Sport – with the first two powered by a 3.5-litre V6 engine that produces 285bhp and the Sport powered by a 3.7-litre V6 with a maximum output of 305bhp. Both these engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

The Edge comes with front wheel drive as standard but a useful all-wheel drive system is available as an option on all variants. Built primarily for the tarmac and not the rough the Edge is reputed to offer crisp, sedan-like handling matched with a pliant ride.

Useful features available on the 2012 Ford Edge include Ford’s SYNC entertainment and communication system, a voice-activated navigation system and a large panoramic roof. A power tailgate and 20-inch chrome wheels are optional.

The Sport trim comes with a unique 20-inch painted alloy wheels, sport exterior kit, unique leather seats and steering and sporty aluminium inserts on the inside. Standard safety equipment includes ABS, front-seat side airbags, side-curtain airbags and stability control.

Specifications

Price:
3.5:
AED 100,000 – AED 150,000
3.7: AED 150,000 – AED 160,000

Engines

3.5-litre V6
Max power:
285bhp
Max torque: 343Nm

3.7-litre V6 (Sport)
Max power:
305bhp
Max torque: 379Nm

Transmission

6-speed automatic

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