History of the Ford Edge
A mid-side crossover sounds about as exciting as plain vanilla ice-cream from Cold Stone Creamery. Crossovers have justly earned their reputation – most will bore your socks off. The Ford Edge bucks this trend by becoming a do-it-all, go anywhere machine.
First Generation Edge (2007-2014)
The Ford Edge made its debut in 2007. It was based on the Mazda CX-9 platform and shared the Mazda’s 265-hp. 6-cylinder engine. Power was sent through a 6-speed automatic transmission to either the front-wheel or all four wheels. The Edge offered sporty handling, unlike other crossovers, as well as a smooth ride.
Standard options were generous and included 17-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass, automatic headlights, air-conditioning, a four-speaker CD stereo with an AUX jack, and full power accessories.
In 2011, two new engine options were added including a 3.7L 6-cylinder a 2.0L Ecoboost turbocharged 4-cylinder. That same year, the Edge also received a refresh both inside and out. In 2013, the automatic transmission was offered with a sport mode.
Second Generation Edge (2015 – present)
The second generation Edge hit dealerships in 2015. The new model was larger than its predecessor, with more interior room. A new engine also made its first appearance: a 2.7L turbocharged 6-cylinder. New amenities were also offered such as climate-controlled seats, front and rear cameras, a panoramic moon roof, and a power-adjustable steering column.
In a sea full of bland SUVs and Crossovers, the Edge is an exotic island. There is no need to sacrifice excitement on behalf of utility – test drive an Edge and you’ll see what we’re talking about.