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Review: 2012 Ford Edge

GasBuddy Blog -- Imagine a vehicle with 6-cylinder performance but with fuel efficiency of a 4-cylinder. Imagine a comfortable vehicle that syncs effortlessly with your smartphone, and has the room to carry 5 passengers and luggage. All from a sharp looking mid-sized crossover from Ford: the 2012 Ford Edge.

The Ford Edge, in production since the 2007 model year, recently got a new engine option which we demoed. The EcoBoost engine- an impressive display of power and great fuel economy wrapped into one balanced powerplant that when perched in the Ford Edge net over 30 MPG highway- a hard feat for an SUV.

The Ford Edge is based on the same platform as the popular Ford Fusion, completely separate from the platform of the Ford Explorer. Redesigned...


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Submitted Jul 07, 2012 By: PD
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ACES11HIGH
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2012 2:39:25 PM

Was never a Ford fan...
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 8:17:36 AM

Dr Gas lives in the 80s and 90s. Last time I looked thats 20-30 years ago and things have changed. Except dinosaurs!
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DrGas: there's always caveat emptor.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 7:06:53 PM

nice
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Dr Gas
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 1:30:07 PM

I applaud Ford for doing great mpgs in cars people want.

BUT... I know that turbo chargers have in the past been nothing but trouble. Look at 80 Chryslers, and late 90 VW Passats if you think I make this up.

MAYBE they have fixed these issues, but can you just see some suburban family, not knowing much about cars, not changing oil when it should be, or not doing the maintanance on time, and having the turbo go out before 100,000??!! Or the turbo is on it's last legs, and the family sells it to some unsuspecting fool who then has to deal with a bad turbo.

I'll wait this out until the votes are in if these things will last. ALL my cars go over 200,000 before I'm done with them!
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 12:02:48 PM

Blah, blah, blah.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 11:29:48 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 11:21:13 AM

Go ford go!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 10:51:23 AM

My vehicle still runs good, its paid for, gets decent MPG and I will Not be replacing it with anything else and certainly not with a Ford Edge SUV! I will drive my current vehicle into the ground before buying anything new, used, EV, Inbred, diesel, hydrogen, alternative fuel, CNG, concept or anything else.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using other forms of less expensive transportation to lower your cost.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012
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EMoe57
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 9:38:33 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 9:28:35 AM

sounds great but what about reliability?
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 9:13:32 AM

Seen it...
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 9:10:18 AM

Hooray for Ford!
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BudsterMO
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 9:08:20 AM

Not again; old article.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 9:07:23 AM

Ford is on a roll with its engineering, for a change a domestic automaker with the right mix of vehicles and tech in the pipe to suit the times - and of course, still deserves kudos for managing its business in hard times so as to not screw their creditors and shareholders by going through bankruptcy.

Just the same, time for a restyle - the big, gaudy three bar chrome grill hasn't aged especially well, or translated well from the original Fusion to larger vehicles.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 9:07:13 AM

Like it
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 9:06:57 AM

Good to see. Would be interested in taking the vehicle out for a demo. The only issue is that the more technology that is implemented, the more things that can go wrong and the higher cost for repair.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 9:06:14 AM

Good for Ford! They're doing well without handouts.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 9:04:13 AM

Is this a commercial or news story?
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 9:03:59 AM

Ford has come a long way...drove a rental Ford Taurus and it wasn't bad...its truck was huge! Perfect for a family on vacation.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 9:03:47 AM

The new Fords are very nice, strongly considering one.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 9:03:15 AM

Old news
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 9:02:09 AM

great for Ford and I hope it spreads to other vehicles.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 9:01:30 AM

Ford is doing good which is great.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 9:01:27 AM

Maybe gets better MPG then last week
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 9:01:13 AM

LETS DROP THIS ALREADY!!
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 9:00:44 AM

3 day old news?
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It pays to advertise
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 9:00:04 AM

Buy American
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 8:59:41 AM

Hope it's better than my fusion?!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 8:59:04 AM

read it before.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 8:57:51 AM

Ford has a better idea.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 8:57:47 AM

are we selling fords or talking gas prices
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 8:55:42 AM

Too bad they are super expensive... Have fun financing...

[Edited by: ethanol_is_bad at 7/9/2012 10:55:54 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 8:53:20 AM

Go ford! Again!
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 8:52:23 AM

Extremely old news.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 8:51:51 AM

old..
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 8:50:51 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 8:50:49 AM

After 3 days it still has no Edge.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 8:50:46 AM

Old news.. Time to refresh.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 8:50:40 AM

Hopefully this is an improvement that is affordable.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 8:50:29 AM

Article is now three days old!!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 8:50:07 AM

i liked the older ones. hopefully, they only thing they do is improve it.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 8:48:55 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 8:48:30 AM

best thing ford done was buying aston martin.. an some of the new fords getting that look....
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 8:48:17 AM

ok
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Old news.
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old news
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 8:46:43 AM

good for them
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 8:42:49 AM

Ford is doing some great things. Their EcoBoost engine is a gas saver.
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