There are many new crossover models hitting the road. The concept of bringing the best of what an SUV and a car offer together in a single vehicle has been well accepted by the public and these crossovers continue to grow in popularity and in feature sets. The Ford Edge has been around since 2006 and it has been through some redesigns and changes. Now the new 2010 model is ready to go and is powered up with the Ford Sync system that has been a popular offering in other Ford models. This crossover offers a 5 seat vehicle that sacrifices a third row of seating to offer a lot more leg room than most others in its class.
The Ford Edge offers all wheel drive to enhance the overall driving performance; this option may drop the mileage and also adds to an existing weight issue in the front end of this mode. This year’s Edge has a completely new design and form factor inside and out. You will be able to take advantage of the one engine upgrade option offering a Turbocharged V-6 that does give this crossover some much needed extra power.
Engines: 3.5L V-6
Transmissions: 6-speed automatic
Models: SE, SEL, Limited, Sport
With a new model waiting in the wings, the 2010 Ford Edge is nearly unchanged save for fuel-economy bumps of 1 mpg city and highway for front-drive models and 2 mpg city/1 mpg highway for all-wheel drive models. Also new is the Limited Interior Appearance Package, which includes Sienna leather upholstery and contrasting stitching on the seats, steering wheel, and shift knob.
All Ford Edge models come with a large chrome grille. Edge SEL and higher models come standard with fog lamps. Wheel sizes range from 17s on SEs to 20s on Sports that can be bumped up to 22s.
Depending on trim, the Edge can be had with a cloth or leather interior. Optional features include a nine-speaker stereo, navigation system, and rear-seat entertainment. Max cargo space is 69.0 cubic-feet with the rear seats folded.
The 2010 Ford Edge’s all-aluminum 3.5-liter V-6 makes an adequate 265 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque, but there’s no higher-power engine option. A six-speed automatic is the only transmission choice for both front- and all-wheel drive models. The somewhat heavy Edge, especially when fitted with large wheels, handles more like a full-size SUV than a midsize one.
The Ford Edge comes standard with compliment of six airbags, including side-curtain airbags for both rows. Other safety features include four-wheel ABS, stability and traction control, seatbelt pretensioners, and a crash severity sensor.
FWD: 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway
AWD: 17 mpg city/23 mpg highway
- Comfortable ride
- Vista Roof
- Heavy curb weight
The heavyweight of midsize crossovers
- Honda Pilot
- Nissan Murano
- Toyota Venza