2012 Ford Edge Augusta GA
First introduced by Ford in 2006, the Ford Edge is a 5-door, five passenger midsize crossover SUV that's entering the sixth year of its first generation. The 2012 Ford Edge is mostly a carryover from the 2011 mid-cycle refresh, which included a new grille and front fascia, drivetrain enhancements, retuned suspension, reduced wind and road noise, and improved interior quality. The body and options have been mostly unchanged from the previous year. Ford’s new turbocharged EcoBoost engine, which delivers improved fuel efficiency and reduced greenhouse emissions, is a notable addition for 2012. The EcoBoost is expected to become Ford's standard engine due to the EPA’s increasingly stringent emissions regulations. With four trim levels (SE, SEL, Limited, and Sport), the Ford Edge provides high-tech comfort and modern style, while still delivering power and performance. Available in FWD and AWD, the Ford Edge comes equipped to meet the needs of every driver's commute.
The 2012 Ford Edge is available with three engines: a 3.5 liter Ti-VCT V-6 engine produces 285 hp and 253 lb.-ft. of torque. Ford Edge Sport has a more powerful 3.7 liter V-6 that produces 305 hp and 280 lb.-ft. of torque. Ford's new 2.0 liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine is expected to produce 237 horsepower and 250 lb.-ft. of torque (exact numbers are not available at the time of this writing). Models with the EcoBoost engine feature unique rocker panels. All Ford Edge models come with a 6-speed automatic transmission, but Sport models come with paddle shifters to enhance high-performance driving.
Standard safety features on the 2012 Ford Edge include antilock disc brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist, stability control (with rollover avoidance logic), traction control, Ford's Safety Canopy System (a side air curtain technology that offers protection for the first and second rows), Ford's Personal Safety System (a suite of seven safety technologies, including dual-stage front airbags for the driver and frontseat passenger, side airbags and a front passenger sensor system), hill start assist, blind-spot mirrors, and tire pressure monitoring. The programmable Ford MyKey system, which can help make the Edge safer for teen drivers by allowing parents to limit speed and audio volume, is also standard. Optional on all trims except the SE is a Vision package that includes blind-spot and cross-traffic monitoring systems.
Standard features on the SE include 17-inch alloy wheels, air-conditioning, full power accessories, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and a six-speaker audio system with CD player and auxiliary audio jack. A 10-way driver’s seat with power lumbar and recline is standard on SEL, while Limited has these features and also adds them to the passenger seat. The SEL gets 18-inch wheels, automatic headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear parking sensors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, upgraded cloth upholstery, a trunk-mounted second-row folding seat release, and satellite radio. The top of the line Limited adds ambient lighting, leather seating, heated front seats, the MyFord Touch interface, Ford Sync, two USB inputs, a rearview camera, and a premium 12-speaker Sony audio system with HD radio. The Edge Sport is outfitted with similar features as the Limited, but comes with 22-inch wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, and transmission paddle shifters. Optional packages are available for lower trims that add many features found on upper trim models.