2012 Ford Edge

SE FWD 4-Dr Sport Utility V6 auto trans

2012 ford edge Reviews and News

2012 Ford Explorer Left Side View
For 2012, Ford is putting its Ecoboost technology to work in its popular Explorer and Edge sport-utilities, in a quest for better gas mileage. Previously available only with V-6 engines (which continue), the Explorer and the Edge are both adding a turbocharged, direct-injected 2.0-liter four-cylinder.
2012 Ford Edge Front Right Side View
Ecoboost for (nearly) all
If you think you've heard a lot already about Ecoboost, Ford's very clever and much-hyped brand name for direct injection combined with turbocharging, well, you ain't heard nothin' yet. Ecoboost is already offered in V-6 form in the Lincoln MKS and MKT, the Ford Flex and Taurus SHO, and the Ford F-150. By 2013, there will be an Ecoboost engine available in 90 percent of Ford's U.S. models. So there's lots more Ecoboost to come.
The 2.0-liter turbo four is making its U.S. debut in the Explorer and the Edge. (The engine will be coming to the Taurus early next year, and is also slated for the upcoming Focus ST.) In the Explorer, it makes 237 hp and 250 pound-feet of torque; and for the Edge the figures are 240 hp and 270 pound-feet. Those numbers compare favorably to VW's 2.0T (200 hp, 207 pound-feet); but the Ford figures are less impressive next to Kia's 2.0-liter turbo (260 hp, 269 lb-ft).
Ford Ecoboost 2.0L I-4, 237 hp, 250 lb-ft (Explorer)
Ford Ecoboost 2.0L I-4, 240 hp, 270 lb-ft (Edge)
Kia turbo 2.0L I-4, 260 hp, 269 lb-ft (Sportage)
VW turbo 2.0L I-4, 200 hp, 207 lb-ft (Tiguan)
2012 Explorer
Ever since the current-generation Explorer was previewed in 2008 with the Explorer America concept, Ford has said it would put a turbo four in the vehicle. The engine was not ready at the launch of the new Explorer late last year, so 2011 models came only with a 3.5-liter V-6. For 2012, however, it's finally here. Interestingly, the V-6 remains standard equipment, and the turbo four will be an extra-cost option ($995).
The V-6 bests the Ecoboost engine in horsepower, with 290 hp (versus 237 hp), and -- just barely -- in torque, with 255 pound-feet (versus 250 lb-ft). Both engines are paired with a 6-speed automatic, but whereas the V-6 is available with either front-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive, the four-cylinder is front-wheel-drive only. The V-6 also tows more: 5000 pounds, to the four-cylinder's 2000 pounds.
So what do buyers get for nearly $1000? Better fuel economy. Comparing front-wheel-drive models, the Ecoboost engine gets an additional 3 mpg in the city and on the highway. The actual Ecoboost figures are 20 mpg city, 28 mpg highway (compared to 17/25 mpg for the V-6). Those numbers are extremely good for such a large three-row SUV.
Because the Explorer is a large SUV -- and heavy, at 4500 pounds -- there is a trade-off in performance. Ford's internal testing puts the turbo four 0.8 second behind the six-cylinder in the 0-to-60 sprint (9.0 seconds vs. 8.2). On the road, the Explorer Ecoboost is able to get off the line reasonably well, but passing and merging require a bit of patience. Climbing grades, the transmission doesn't hesitate to downshift, which is helpful. What's most impressive, though, is that Ford engineers have managed to tune the turbo four to almost perfectly mimic the character of a V-6. There is no turbo lag, throttle response is linear, and engine note (when you can hear it -- it's barely perceptible when you're cruising) is notable only for its utter conventionality. In sound and feel, the turbocharged, direct-injected four-cylinder is little different than any transverse V-6 laboring away under the hood of a modern crossover/SUV. And that is exactly the result they were looking for. What remains to be seen is what value buyers place on fuel economy, and whether they'll pony up an extra $1000 and sacrifice a bit of performance, for what amounts to a fairly significant increase in fuel economy.
2012 Edge
Compared to the Explorer, the smaller, lighter Edge makes a slightly better home for the 2.0-liter Ecoboost four. Not only is the Edge some 500 pounds lighter than the Explorer, but the turbo four actually makes more power and torque in this application. Its 240 hp is still less than the Edge V-6's 285 hp, but the torque figure of 270 pound-feet actually beats the V-6's 253 lb-ft.
Even so, here as in the Explorer, the Ecoboost engine is only available with front-wheel drive. And here too, the V-6 will be the obvious choice for people who do substantial towing, as its 3500-pound maximum towing capacity far exceeds the four-cylinder's 1500 pounds. Once again, the 3.5-liter V-6 is standard, and the Ecoboost four is a $995 option. (There's also an Edge Sport with its own V-6, a 3.7-liter good for 305 hp.)
The Ecoboost engine ups this crossover's EPA ratings from 19/27 mpg city/highway to 21 mpg city and 31 on the highway. That puts it just behind some of its most economical four-cylinder competitors, such as the Chevrolet Equinox and the Kia Sorento (both 22/32 mpg); but neither of those vehicle's normally aspirated four-cylinder engines comes close to the Edge turbo four's output.
Again in the Edge, the turbo four can't match the quickness of the V-6. Where Ford measures the V-6's 0-60 time at sprightly 7.3 seconds, it clocks the turbo four at a more sedate 8.8 seconds. But the Edge Ecoboost does not feel sluggish, and the turbo four's throttle response and sound quality do an excellent job imitating the dynamic character of a V-6.
In both of these SUVs, the arrival of the Ecoboost four-cylinder offers buyers the opportunity to up their mpg, at a relative modest sacrifice in performance. The inability to pair the engine with four-wheel drive will naturally limit its appeal. It will be interesting, however, to see how many buyers of the front-wheel-drive models are willing to pay extra to increase their mileage. With a substantial number of buyers -- even SUV buyers -- now ranking fuel economy as a primary purchase consideration, it may be an idea whose time has come.
2012 Ford Edge
2012 Ford Edge
The Ford Edge crossover was freshened both inside and out last year, with more curvaceous exterior styling and an updated cabin that saw improvements in both material quality and noise suppression. The big news for 2012 is under the hood, as Ford expands the engine lineup to include the 240-hp, 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder for SE, SEL, and Limited models. The turbo four weighs about 55 pounds less than a comparable nonturbo V-6 while offering similar performance and returning better fuel economy -- in the Edge's case 30 mpg on the highway. Other engine choices include a 285-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 and a 305-hp, 3.7-liter V-6 that is exclusive to the Sport. The Sport also has a specially tuned suspension, a six-speed paddleshift automatic transmission, and standard twenty-two-inch wheels. Besides having a comfortable and versatile interior, the Edge drives quite well. The steering is well tuned, with excellent on-center response and a natural effort buildup that's atypical in the crossover segment. The Edge was the first Ford equipped with the Sync multimedia system, and it is now available on every trim level. The MyFord Touch interface lets drivers access the functions through a touch-screen color display, but it takes some time to become familiar with and can be distracting due to the difficulty of use and the inability to make adjustments based on feel and touch. The Edge won't replace a minivan, but it could be the ideal car for those who've moved beyond carpooling duties but still want rear-seat space and cargo capacity.
2012 Ford Edge Front Three Quarter
Following a series of embarrassing recalls on its new 2013 Escape compact SUV with the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine, Ford now has to deal with a recall on its 2012 Edge midsize crossover equipped with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine. The number of Edge models affected by this recall is much smaller than the two Escape recalls, which affected 7600 units and 11,500 units, respectively. Ford says the housings were incorrectly manufactured, and the fuel line pulse damper housing could crack, causing fuel leakage and the possibility of an engine compartment fire. The 2.0-liter EcoBoost is a $995 option on Edge SE, SEL and Limited models.
2012 Ford Edge Limited Front Right View
Despite the missing two cylinders, the new EcoBoost engine still pulls like a strong and smooth V-6. There is little lag, and I doubt that most buyers would notice any difference in power delivery. However, they will probably notice the very un-V-6-like noises coming from the engine bay - it may pull like a V-6, but sounds like the four-cylinder it is. What owners of previous Edge models will definitely notice is the electric power-assisted steering. The wheel feels as though it's attached to nothing, and makes the steering seem sloppy. It also gives zero feedback as to what the wheels are doing -- it's like something that belongs in a video game.
2012 Ford Edge Limited

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2012 Ford Edge Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
3.5L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
19 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
27 MPG
Horsepower:
285 hp @ 6500rpm
Torque:
253 ft lb of torque @ 4000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Roadside
60,000 miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:20
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Summary
Ford is recalling certain 2012 Edge vehicles manufactured from September 2, 2010, through October 31, 2011, equipped with 2.0L engines. The fuel line pulse damper metal housing may crack as a result of an improper manufacturing process. A cracked fuel line pulse damper housing may result in a combination of fuel odor, weepage, or a continuous leak while the fuel system is pressurized.
Consequences
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The safety recall began on September 27, 2012. Owners may contact Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332.
Potential Units Affected
5,499
Notes
Ford Motor Company


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Edge vehicles manufactured from September 2, 2010, through April 25, 2013, and equipped with 2.0L engines. The fuel line pulse damper metal housing may crack as a result of an improper manufacturing process. A cracked fuel line pulse damper housing may result in a combination of fuel odor, weepage, or a continuous leak while the fuel system is pressurized.
Consequences
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel line with one that does not have a damper, free of charge. The safety recall began on February 25, 2014. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 13S13. IMPORTANT: This recall supersedes recall 12V-438. All vehicles that have been remedied under the previous recall need to have the current remedy applied.
Potential Units Affected
27,933
Notes
Ford Motor Company


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles manufactured September 2, 2010, to November 30, 2013; 2013-2014 Ford Taurus and Lincoln MKS vehicles manufactured August 25, 2011, to November 30, 2013; and 2013-2014 Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT vehicles manufactured September 12, 2011, to November 30, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the halfshaft retention circlip may not have been properly installed, and as a result, the halfshaft may move outward and disengage from the linkshaft while driving and without prior warning.
Consequences
If the halfshaft and linkshaft become disengaged while driving, power will no longer be transmitted to the wheels, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. Additionally, if the parking brake is not applied before exiting the vehicle, the vehicle may roll away despite the transmission being placed in 'Park', increasing the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles to make sure that the halfshaft is properly retained. If it is not, dealers will replace the linkshaft and also replace the halfshaft if it shows evidence of spline damage, free of charge. The recall began on August 4, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14S10.
Potential Units Affected
83,250
Notes
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NHTSA Rating Front Driver
3
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
3
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Overall
4
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2012 Ford Edge

Depreciation
23.8%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$7,792
23.8%
Insurance
$5,770
17.6%
Fuel Cost
$11,291
34.5%
Financing
$2,074
6.3%
Maintenance
$3,437
10.5%
Repair Costs
$2,021
6.2%
State Fees
$384
1.2%
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Value Rating: Excellent