I purchase the edge new in April 2011. With only 1300 miles
on the car we took our annual trip from Florida to Seattle WA. on the trip of 4218 miles we averaged 24.98 mpg. On our return trip of 4065 miles we average 26.87 mpg, which is exceptional in my opinion. This was the reason the Edge was purchased. The car is quite and very smooth to drive, the six speed is great when going down grades it automatically downshifts to maintain cruise speed. I drive at interstate speeds but do not use jackrabbit starts, is probably the key to the good mileage I get. The car now has 14000 +miles and the more I drive, the better I like the for Edge.
When we bought the 2011 Ford Edge ,We downgraded from a 2007 GMC Yukon SLT, which took some getting used to less room in Edge and less driving comforts, such as mem driver seat and single disc instead of six CD. The Edge has some basic design flaws, ie, the parking brake pedal is in the way of the foot using left foot braking as I had for over 50 years, so I have learned to right foot brake again. The ford touch sync system is a complete joke, it broke down twice while in Seattle in the summer, the local ford dealer was very nice and repaired the system. Overall the sync sys,is so difficult to use that we don't use anything but the hands free cell phone feature. I wouldn't buy the sync again
1. Move the parking brake to the left near the side panel so the left foot isn't trapped.
2.Make the driver seat memory sys available on SEL trim also instead of Limited Trim only.
3. Make daytime running lights standard on all trim levels.
4. Make leather package only, a separate option on SEL not included only with ford touch and sync.
I needed to replace my 2002 Toyota Highlander in October and planned to go back and get a newer model. Am I glad that I made a side trip to Ford! My Edge ROCKS! I was so surprised at the upgrades in power, technology, safety features, and quality of interior and exterior trim that I kept asking my sales rep if this was really a Ford! I could not believe that Ford had done such a drastic turnaround but from the looks I get driving around town and the increasing numbers of Edge's I have seen on the road, I believe Ford is serious about getting back into the mid-size SUV/crossover market in a competitive way. If you keep up the value for quality, you have won over a devoted Toyota owner.
Exterior styling---VERY SLEEK! Interior styling---high quality for the price point (a friend who owns a Lincoln MKX could not believe how closely our cars compare). Power, safety, and technology features are AMAZING---and very easy to operate (an hour or two spent touching screens and flipping switches was all I needed to feel confident). Backup camera is a MUST with the height of the rear headrests--and is easy to get used to. No-cap gas fill is GENIUS! Panoramic moon roof, ambient lighting, Sirius radio, and high-quality sound system are FUN, FUN, FUN!!! There is little about this car I don't like.
Window shade-styled cargo cover (current anchored option is cheap for the price and difficult to maneuver under quickly). Locking glove compartment would be nice for more security when you want to leave items in the car.
We got our 2011 Ford Edge SEL in Sept.
We love the extra interia room, comfort and performance.
The gas mileage is not up to what Ford claims.
Ford says, 19/27, don't believe it.
Unless you are very, very concious about your driving habits, you are not going to get what is claimed.
I don't have a heavy foot and we're getting 12.
We have 1K miles and so far, the Edge came with the rear window washer broke. Then the high beams/low beams now make a clunking noise and both side view mirrors now grin.
The radio sync does not switch to the correct station with voice.
Also, why did Ford place the indside door handle so close to the hinge side; it makes it difficult to close the door.
Love the performance and high visability from the driver's seat.
Love the rear view camera.
The interia room is spacious and the seats very comfortable.
Improve the gas milieage.
We had a 2011 Ford Explorer with a V8; it got better milieage than the Ford Edge.
Work on the Sync, it's very "glitchie"
Have only had my Edge since Sept.
When I test drove it the ride seemed good.
Now that I bought it and driving it around town, the ride is very bouncy - disappointed in Ford.
Maybe they need to change the suspension to be a little bit more firm.
The Edge bounces too much on uneven pavement.
Used to driving cars with a firmer ride.
This is my first Crossover/SUV vehicle and think I made a mistake.
So far no problems with the MyFordTouch but it is a little distracting and Ford supposedly has an upgrade for the software.
I don't have any problems with the headrests hitting the back of my head.
Very quiet ride. Overall nice SUV.
Comfortable seats (leather), automatic button to put back seats down for cargo, backup camera, ambient lighting.
Give the SUV a firmer ride but not harsh, less complicated MyFordTouch.
I purchased a 2011 Ford Edge with the Sync system. The system does not work Ford is covering up the problem in all of the Edge's and Explorers The dealerships are unable to fix the system My car is my office the whole system does not work can not recieve or talk on the phone Radio some times goes out System re boots on its own If you use your car as your mobile office do not buy I have an internal Ford e mail stating system does not work and supposedly fix is coming in Jan Feb . I bought an American car to support our country. They have not lived up to the problem in their customer service divsion and have not come out publically and admitted they have a problem Maybe they should follow
Apples example of how they admitted they had a battery problem. Unfortunately they are creating a bad name for Corporate America