Truth: The Edge is one good looking SUV. It's sleek; the SEL level has lovely interior design and chrome details. Truth: I have never spent so much money on a car or time in the shop as I have with this waste of money. Within 8 months of owning my freshly-built Edge in 2012 I had 3 recalls. The oft-mentioned fuel line recall was scary and took a full week to fix. Currently, 4 years later, I have experienced my "drive terrain" sensor going out (in the middle of traffic) causing my steering column to lock and requiring the car to be towed to the dealer for service; my sunroof shim has fallen off; my nav work about 74% of the time; and as I type, it's in the shop to have the break booster replaced under the extended warranty and my door sensor latch which is "defective" and requires a $275 replacement. In general, the tech is not super reliable and often goes out. The best solution to this is to unplug the car battery and "reboot" the computer. Utterly ridiculous reliability for a $36,000 car. I've also been shocked by how poorly this SUV handles snow or rain. It slides quite a bit, slow stopping time and not nearly enough power to get a good grip on the road when accelerating from a dead spot in snow. It is truly the most disappointing car I've ever owned.
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
Very solid build, no rattles, squeaks or sounds. Lots of power with the V6! Sync with MyFordTouch is really nice - spend time learning it and realize that the touch screen is not instantaneous. V6 will eat up the gas - watch how far you press the peddle down to pass or accelerate - but the power that's there when you do is nothing short of amazing!
Love the MyFordTouch ("MFT") - worth the money to upgrade to.
Quiet, smooth, some what comfortable. i hate the navi in it! it is slow to respond and is a hassle to use. The touch buttons are very sensitive but its nice to have. The screen is pretty bad and unresponsive. Too many things to touch or click just to do basic stuff like turn on the heat. Love the 20" rims. Rear Air is awesome and that is one of the reasons we bought this car.
Rear a/c. huge moon roof, xm radio, leds on the exterior, quiteness, eco boost v4
my ford touch is terrible. Navi sucks. maybe make the rear able to adjust their own air temp. more trunk space