I'm 5'7, 145 lbs. and way too small for this car. The seats were built for someone much fatter. I constantly have to fiddle with the seat position: fore, aft, up, down, nothing is comfortable. It might as well have bench seats when I take a corner at a bit of speed. The "bucket" seats don't hold you in place at all. And the repairs!!!
The "door ajar" light kept coming on, even though the door was closed.The "place engine in park" light came on while driving 70 mph down the freeway. Those two repairs cost $1600. Thank goodness I purchased the extended warranty which covered electronics!
The windshield wipers came on during broad daylight - no shade- even when the weren't set to automatic. The sync is terrible with my iPhone. The sound doesn't always turn off when the button is pressed. The acceleration has a terrible lag. And now, during this autumn heat wave, my air conditioner has gone out. I have only put 15,000 freeway miles on the car and purchased it certified pre-owned 8 months ago. I tried to sell it, but now can't do that due to all the repairs this car has needed. I hate it.
We purchased a 2012 Edge Sport at 20k miles. We are now 1.5 years in and have taken the car to the dealer several times. Today, we are at 40k miles and have done and alignment, new tires, battery, throttle fuel line when the car stopped working, break booster when the breaks were not working properly, panoramic roof lining, led bulbs in taillight. Now, the dealer is asking us to pay $215 to update and clear code U0401. At this point, the only thing I want to do to get rid of my ford. We love the interior, features and look of the SUV but absolutely feel insecure of the stability. We are waiting for the next thing to break.
I have owned the vehicle for nearly 2 years and continue to be disappointed.
The battery died after 1 year, brake booster went out, Vista roof rubber rails fell off driving down the freeway, then the motor wouldn't close it. Air conditioning went out May 2013 and now again this May 2014, has been recalled for the fuel line. I've had a mysterious grinding noise starting the car and it won't start then you can start it, they don't know what's wrong. The SYNC doesn't work correctly and does strange things, I spend hours at the dealer and most times they can't or won't give me a rental.
I am at the point of never wanting to own another Ford and want to trade this in for something reliable.
The ECO Boost Power
Fix the quality of the vehicle, have the dealers offer rentals for all work related to warranty issues.
I drive a 2012 Edge SEL as my work vehicle approx. 5000-6000 miles per month--currently has 148,000 total.
Proven an excellent car.
Had GMC Acadia prior to this, and though unfortunately not as large cargo capacity, the Edge has been far superior to that SUV.
MPG has averaged 24.5 for entire life.
No mechanical issues at all except headlamp bulb and turn signal switch.
Very comfortable driving position and seating at long distance--and I should know.
Only real issue has been SYNC system as relates to Bluetooth to Iphone.
This performance has improved with Ford updates, but still sometimes phone to system link is faulty.
Overall an excellent car--replacing with another Edge this year
MPG relative to car size/capacity, seating, steering wheel controls, rearview camera
Now have appr. 6,000 miles on 2012 Edge Limited with 2.0 ecoboost and can say with confidence, this was a good buy.
This vehicle offers all of the features I was looking for, with little compromise.
It is a great commuter vehicle, getting 27-29 mpg, mostly highway.
The 2.0 l turbo offers performance and power when needed.
Technology - MyFordTouch latest version works very well and is very capable.
Roominess - plenty of room for 5 adults.
Camping with the family proved very doable - with use of hitch mounted carrier.
Towing - pulls my medium sized boat with no problem.
Smooth, quiet ride that gets high compliments from Lexus, Audi, Cadillac owners.
Panoramic sun roof.
390 watt 12 speaker system (w/subwoofer) in Limited.
Improved range of tilt steering wheel (lower and greater degree of tilt)