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Ford unveils 2007 Edge, Reflex coupe, and Super Chief pickup at the 2006 Detroit auto show

[cars name="Ford"] has unveiled official photos of its new crossover, the 2007 Edge. Also shown are two hot concepts: the Super Chief pickup and the Reflex coupe.

The is a crossover SUV based on the Mazda 6 sedan. It combines the looks and height of an SUV with the fuel economy of a sedan, although the small foundation on which the Edge is built means there won’t be a third-row seat option. Power comes from a new 250-hp 3.5-liter V-6 that’s also going in the , the Mercury Milan, and the Lincoln Zephyr (all based on the Mazda 6) later this year. A six-speed automatic and fully independent suspension should help fuel economy (claimed to be among the best in class) and handling. Fancy options like satellite navigation and a panorama roof are available, and safety equipment like six air bags and stability control is standard. Ford is five years late to the mid-size crossover game, but at least its entry is a solid and attractive one. The Edge goes on sale in late 2006.

2007 Ford Edge

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Buying Guide

2007 Ford Edge

Fair Market Price $10,053 Base 2WD

EPA MPG:

16 City / 23 Hwy

Cargo (Std/Max):

NA / 69.6 cu. ft.

Seating:

5/5