Ford Edge 2012 Specs – The Ford Edge 2012 is a substantial, beefy five-seat crossover with some compelling features–features like real adult interior room, the tech-savvy MyFord Touch system, even the simply appealing Vista Roof glass panel. You may also see the 2012 Ford Flex for your information. The heavily refreshed Edge was new for 2011, and this year has a new addition to the lineup in the form of an EcoBoost engine, a turbocharged four-cylinder with comparable power to the base V-6, with a highway gas mileage rating of 30 mpg.
The Ford Edge 2012 hasn’t earned the best safety scores from the NHTSA, but the IIHS calls it a Top Safety Pick. With standard curtain airbags and anti-lock controls, the Edge can be upgraded with blind-spot monitors, parking sensors and a rearview camera, but it lacks the latest options for features like inflatable rear seatbelts found on the seven-seat 2012 Explorer.
All Edges get a USB port for music players; a capless fuel filler; and MyKey, which lets parents program in speed and volume limits for their younger drivers.
Then there’s MyTouch, which uses Bluetooth and touchscreens to take the place of dozens of buttons and switches, rendering the dash neat and clean while relying on voice or steering-wheel-button commands to drive secondary vehicle functions like navigation and climate control.
The Ford Edge 2012 Interior and Exterior
The 2012 Ford Edge comes off more elegantly than the first-generation crossover did. The grille’s gone deep, in a Volkswagen way–one wonders if Bobby Flay takes it as a personal challenge to his manhood. The silhouette’s changed less, but what is there has been crisped up, with more pronounced fenders and emphatic taillamps providing the fillips on what’s really a very clean, almost plain design.
On any model where it’s fitted, the optional Sony sound system sits behind a glossy black panel on the center stack, and lends some high-end audio look to the design. MyFord Touch does the same, with its bright LCD glow.
The Edge’s interior received a complete makeover last year, and nothing’s changed for the 2012 model year. The latest design has better materials, softer-touch plastics, and a finer aesthetic appeal, with less blocky shapes, though we’ve had about enough of the mock carbon fiber trim found on SE and SEL editions.
There are vertical strips of woodgrain on Limited models, giving the console an architectural lift as the real wood trim does in a Range Rover, and the stack itself has been cleaned up to incorporate an LCD screen, sized medium or large, depending on whether MyFord Touch has been installed. On the Edge Sport, Ford adds on black-tinted metallic trim, a body kit, and grey inserts on the seats, with contrasting stitching.
Specifications and Price
- Gas Mileage 19 mpg City/27 mpg Hwy
- Engine Gas V6, 3.5L
- EPA Class FWD Sport Utility Vehicle
- Style Name 4dr SE FWD
- Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
- Passenger Capacity 5
- Passenger Doors 4
- Body Style 4dr Car
- Transmission 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission
- Price $27,770
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