2010 Ford Edge Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2010 Ford Edge - Road Test Specs

2009 Ford Edge SUV

(3.5L V6 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2009
StyleLimited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
Base MSRP$32,300
Options on test vehicleNavigation System ($1,995); Panoramic Vista Roof ($1,595); 20-Inch Wheels/Sport Suspension ($895); Cargo Package ($555 -- includes power liftgate, rear cargo management system).
As-tested MSRP$37,605


Drive typeFront-wheel drive
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,496cc (213 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)10.3
Redline (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)265 @ 6,250
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)250 @ 4,500
Transmission type6-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I: 4:48; II: 2.87; III: 1.84; IV: 1.41; V: 1.00; VI: 0.74; Reverse: 2.88


Suspension, frontMacPherson strut
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typePower steering
Steering ratio (x:1)17.7:1
Tire brandPirelli
Tire modelScorpion STRA
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, frontP245/50R20
Tire size, rearP245/50R20
Wheel size20-by-7.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialChrome alloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearVentilated disc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)5.3
0-60 mph (sec.)8.1
0-75 mph (sec.)12.2
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.1 @ 87.5
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)7.8
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)35
60-0 mph (ft.)134
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)56.5
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.73

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsLikes gobs of wheelspin on the launch. Best run was in "L" but not sure what (if anything) this accomplished. Shifts were a little abrupt, just shy of indicated redline.
Braking ratingPoor
Braking commentsFord has obviously addressed the Edge's brakes, but smoldering pads and an additional 20 feet by the fifth stop mean there's still a problem with fade. No ABS after 5th stop.
Handling ratingAverage
Handling commentsNearly impossible to circle the skid pad in Drive with all the up/down shifting and zero throttle response. Doing so in "L" helped. Mild understeer at limit. Typical SUV-like handling dynamics in the slalom, where it doesn't transition well, steering is a little slow and grip goes away at the front.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)62

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)17 city/24 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)17.0
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)19.0

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,078
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)4,312
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)58/42
Length (in.)185.7
Width (in.)75.8
Height (in.)67.0
Wheelbase (in.)111.2
Track, front (in.)65.4
Track, rear (in.)64.7
Turning circle (ft.)38.6
Legroom, front (in.)40.7
Legroom, rear (in.)39.6
Headroom, front (in.)40.0
Headroom, rear (in.)39.3
Shoulder room, front (in.)58.9
Shoulder room, rear (in.)58.8
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)32.2
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)69.0


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance5 years/60,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsElectronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driver5 stars
NHTSA crash test, passenger4 stars
NHTSA crash test, side front5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side rear5 stars
NHTSA rollover resistance4 stars

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