What's New for 2012:
- New 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine
- Ford Sync media interface, with reduced capabilities offered on lower trim levels
The 2012 Ford Edge is a compact crossover, and is offered in a 4-door body style with four trim levels. Seventeen-inch alloy wheels are standard, with larger wheels available on other trim levels.
The 2012 Ford Edge offers seating for up to 5 passengers. Base Edge SE models feature cloth upholstery, air conditioning, full power accessories, cruise control, tilt-and-telescope steering wheel, and more. Upgraded trim levels are fitted with dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry code pad, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, upgraded audio system, and other amenities. The Ford Edge Limited model targets consumers interested in luxury, while the Edge Sport model targets enthusiasts with its performance-tuned enhancements.
Major option packages on the 2012 Ford Edge include leather upholstery, heated front seats, satellite radio, automatic windshield wipers, blind-spot warning, and more.
Under the Hood
Ford Edge models are fitted with three different engines. The standard model features a 3.5-liter V-6 engine rated at 285 horsepower, with an optional 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (new in 2012) rated at 240 horsepower. The Edge Sport features a 3.7-liter V-6 engine rated at 305 horsepower. All engines are mated to a standard 6-speed automatic transmission. Although front-wheel drive is standard, all-wheel drive is optional on some 2012 Ford Edge models.
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Ford Edge are:
- Ford Edge AWD with 3.5-liter V-6 engine: 18/25 mpg (city/highway)
- Ford Edge FWD with 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine: 21/30 mpg (city/highway)
- Ford Edge AWD with 3.7-liter V-6 engine: 17/23 mpg (city/highway)
Standard safety features of note on the 2012 Ford Edge include side-impact curtain air bags and blind-spot mirrors. In government crash tests, the 2012 Ford Edge received an overall rating of 4 (out of 5) stars, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Edge received a \"Good\" rating-the Institute's highest-for frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection. Roof strength results from the Institute were also \"Good.\"