The Ford Edge made a huge splash in its 2007 debut year. While the sleek crossover styling was a large factor, a closer look indicates why there’s been such acclaim for the vehicle—a concerted design effort to pack in superlative performance.
After jumping in the front seat—the included remote keyless entry makes this a quick process—owners will be thrilled upon firing up the engine and launching down the streets of Seattle. The standard 3.5L V6 motor is a standout in its class that thrusts this mid-sized SUV down the road in a hurry. The powerplant offers 265 horses rated at 6,250 revolutions per minute (RPM) and 250 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,500 RPM. All this doesn’t come at the expense of ease-of-operation, as the Edge comes with a consumer-friendly six-speed automatic transmission.
Ford’s creation excels in other related areas, as well. Fuel economy is fantastic in a car of this size and generation—it manages an EPA-estimated 25 highway / 18 city MPG. And while the SE comes with a front-wheel drive setup, the Big Blue Oval provides the option of 4WD. Get your trail gear ready!