2009 Ford Edge

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What Changed for 2009:
  • Four trim levels including new Ford Edge Sport model with customized body kit
  • Ford next-generation voice-activated navigation system and Sirius satellite radio Travel Link offered as an option
  • Ambient lighting package with seven lighting colors available
  • Air vents changed for better control over air flow
  • Passenger grab handles, cargo hooks, cargo tie-downs and cargo net now standard
For the past few years, crossovers (CUVs) have been the fastest-growing segment in the U.S. because they blend car-like handling and ride quality with the utility of a traditional SUV. Also, CUVs typically offer better fuel efficiency than SUVs and there is a broad range of models available-more than 53 at the beginning of this year. Ford introduced its first crossover, the Edge, for the 2007 model year and it took the segment sales title in its first year on the market. For 2009, the Edge remains based on the Ford Fusion platform powered by a 265-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive (AWD) is available. With the rear seats folded, the Edge provides 69 cubic feet of cargo room.

Model Lineup
The 2009 Ford Edge comes in four trim levels: SE, SEL, Limited and the new Edge Sport, which is aimed at customers who want a sportier and more personalized vehicle. Each is available with 2WD or AWD. Base SE models come with air conditioning; tilt/telescoping steering wheel; 60/40-split second-row seat; power windows, locks and mirrors; remote keyless entry; cruise control; 4-speaker AM/FM/CD stereo with auxiliary input jack; and 17-inch painted aluminum wheels. SEL models add 18-inch wheels; chrome exhaust tips; fog lamps; 6-way power driver's seat; leather-wrapped steering wheel with cruise and audio controls; 6-disc CD changer/MP3 player; Sirius satellite radio; auto-dimming rearview mirror; vehicle message center with trip computer and compass; aluminum instrument panel trim; and a reverse sensing system.

The top-line Limited includes leather-trimmed seats; Audiophile sound system with 9 speakers; Ford's Sync communications and entertainment system; dual-zone climate control; heated front seats; fold-flat, 6-way power front passenger seat; memory for the driver's seat and mirror; second-row reclining and power-folding split seats; universal garage door opener; interior air filter; and heated mirrors.

The new Edge Sport offers a sportier and more personal look. It rides on 20- or 22-inch wheels with Pirelli Scorpion Zero tires, and the factory-installed 8-piece body kit with a front air dam, side skirts, and a rear valence panel is finished in body-color paint instead of the Edge's usual dark color. Four colors are available on the Edge Sport: Black, Redfire, Brilliant Silver and a limited-production Sport Blue.

Selected options for various Edge models include a towing package; navigation system; power liftgate; rear DVD entertainment system; and a Vista Roof, which is a 2-section panoramic glass sunroof. The portion over the front seats works like a typical sunroof, while a fixed-glass panel spans the second row of seats.

Ford equips the 2009 Edge with an aluminum 3.5-liter V-6 engine that delivers 265 hp and 250 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine meets ultra-low-emission-vehicle (ULEV) standards and comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission that Ford says delivers better fuel economy than a 4-speed automatic transmission. EPA fuel-economy ratings are 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway with FWD or 15 mpg city/22 mpg highway with AWD. Properly equipped, the 2009 Ford Edge can tow up to 3500 pounds.

Standard safety equipment on the 2009 Edge includes front air bags; torso-protecting, seat-mounted front side air bags; head-protecting side curtain air bags with rollover sensors; tire-pressure monitor; ABS; traction control; and stability control with Ford's Roll Stability Control which helps prevent a rollover. The reverse sensing system is standard on the SEL, Sport and Limited models.

The Edge has earned a \"Top Safety Pick\" designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Federal government safety ratings are 5 stars for driver frontal protection and 5 stars for side-impact front and rear-seat protection. The passenger-side frontal crash test rating is 4 stars and so is the rollover rating for all models.

Developed with Microsoft, Ford Sync provides a hands-free link to cell phones and MP3 players through a series of voice commands. It recognizes your cell phone's phonebook. It can read incoming text messages through the stereo system and allows occupants to respond with one of 15 predetermined messages. When an MP3 player is plugged in, Sync charges it and has access to the complete playlist. Occupants can tell Sync to play a specific song, artist, or genre of music. Sync will also stream songs wirelessly from a source like a phone/MP3 player enabled with Bluetooth technology.

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  • Name SE (4dr FWD) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 26635.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
  • Name SEL (4dr FWD) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 29545.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
  • Name SEL (4dr AWD) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 31395.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 15/22
  • Name Limited (4dr FWD) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 32300.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
  • Name Limited (4dr AWD) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 34150.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 15/22
  • Name Sport (4dr FWD) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 34755.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
  • Name Sport (4dr AWD) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 36605.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 15/22
  • Front cloth reclining bucket seats w/driver manual lumber
  • Adjustable front head restraints
  • Second row reclining 60/40 split fold-flat bench seat -inc: fold-down armrest w/(2) cupholders
  • Front center console -inc: deep storage bin, (2) cupholders
  • Front/rear floormats
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel w/cruise controls
  • Instrumentation panel -inc: message center, tachometer
  • Pwr windows w/driver one-touch up/down & front/rear disable
  • Pwr locks w/Autolock
  • Remote keyless entry
  • SecuriLock encrypted passive anti-theft system (EPATS)
  • Accessory delay
  • Rear window defroster
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear HVAC vents
  • (6) cup/bottle holders
  • (4) 12V auxiliary pwr outlets
  • Overhead console w/sunglass holder
  • (2) coat hooks
  • Dual sunvisor vanity mirrors
  • (2) rear grab handles
  • Front/rear dome lights
  • Illuminated entry
  • Chrome shifter
  • Front/rear door map pockets
  • Cargo area light
  • Rear cargo hooks w/net
  • Front unique cloth reclining bucket seats -inc: 6-way pwr driver seat, manual driver lumbar
  • Second row reclining 60/40 split fold-flat bench seat -inc: EasyFold seat release, fold-down armrest w/(2) cupholders
  • Leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping steering wheel w/cruise controls, audio controls
  • Textured aluminum instrument panel finish -inc: satin cream-faced gauges, chrome gauge rings, high line message center w/trip computer, tachometer
  • Illuminated door entry keypad
  • Reverse sensing park assist system
  • Electrochromic rearview mirror w/integrated compass
  • Dual sunvisors w/illuminated mirrors
  • Leather-wrapped shifter w/chrome bezel
  • Leather-trimmed reclining 6-way pwr heated front bucket seats -inc: manual driver lumbar, driver memory, fold-flat passenger seat
  • Second row 60/40 split fold-flat bench seat -inc: EasyFold seat release, fold-down armrest w/(2) cupholders
  • Brushed aluminum center stack finish panel
  • Brushed aluminum door scuff plates
  • Brushed aluminum instrument panel finish -inc: gray metallic-faced gauges, chrome gauge rings, high line message center w/trip computer, tachometer
  • HomeLink universal garage door opener
  • Dual-zone electronic climate control w/particulate air filter
  • Ambient lighting
  • Leather-trimmed reclining front bucket seats -inc: Alcantara grey suede seat inserts, 6-way pwr driver seat, manual driver lumbar
  • Second row 60/40 split fold-flat bench seat -inc: Alcantara grey suede inserts, EasyFold seat release, fold-down armrest w/(2) cupholders
  • Dark brushed aluminum center stack finish panel
  • Leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping steering wheel w/cruise controls, audio controls -inc: contrast stitching
  • Unique Sport instrument panel finish -inc: satin cream-faced gauges, chrome gauge rings, high line message center w/trip computer, tachometer
  • Leather-wrapped shifter w/chrome bezel, accent stitching
  • Cargo management system
  • 17" painted aluminum wheels
  • P235/65R17 all-season BSW tires
  • Mini spare tire
  • Black rear spoiler
  • Black rocker moldings
  • 3-bar chrome grille
  • Quad beam halogen head lamps
  • Black manual-folding pwr mirrors
  • Solar tinted front door window glass
  • Privacy tinted rear windows
  • Intermittent speed-sensitive front windshield wipers
  • Dual speed rear wiper
  • Black door handles
  • P245/60R18 all-season BSW tires
  • 18" painted aluminum wheels
  • Body-color rear spoiler
  • Halogen head lamps w/wiper activation
  • Auto on/off headlamps
  • Fog lamps w/chrome bezel
  • Body-color manual-folding pwr mirrors
  • Body-color door handles
  • 18" premium chrome-clad aluminum wheels
  • Chrome beltline molding
  • Body-color manual-folding heated pwr mirrors -inc: memory, puddle lamps
  • 22" bright polished machined aluminum wheels
  • P265/40R22 all-season BSW tires
  • Body-color rocker moldings
  • Body-color front/rear lower fascias
  • Unique head lamp & tail lamp black out treatment
  • 3.5L V6 Duratec engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery saver
  • One-touch integrated start
  • Front MacPherson strut suspension w/L-shaped lower control arms
  • Rear multi-link suspension w/trailing blade control arms
  • Helical coil springs w/gas-pressurized hydraulic shocks
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Pwr steering
  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes
  • Dual chrome rolled exhaust tips
  • All-wheel drive
  • Modified sport suspension
  • Brake dust shields
  • Large diameter bright exhaust tips
  • Unique 3.39 axle ratio
    • AdvanceTrac w/roll stability control (RSC)
    • Personal Safety System -inc: seatbelt pretensioners, load-limiting retractors, dual-stage front air bags, driver seat position sensing, crash severity sensing
    • Occupant classification system
    • Safety Canopy for (2) rows w/rollover sensor
    • Side-impact air bags
    • SOS Post-Crash Alert System
    • Height-adjustable front seatbelts w/Belt Minder
    • (2) rear seat lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • Dual note horn
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: MP3 playback, clock, (4) speakers, auxiliary audio input
    • Premium AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD changer -inc: MP3 playback, (4) speakers
    • Sirius satellite radio w/6 month subscription -inc: (6) month subscription *N/A in AK or HI*
    • Audiophile II AM/FM stereo w/6-disc CD changer -inc: clock, MP3 playback, (9) speakers
    • SYNC voice-activated communications & entertainment system -inc: Bluetooth capability, steering wheel controls, USB port, audio input jack, 911 Assist, vehicle health reports

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