Pro’s: Roomy interior, great mileage, confidence inspiring handling
Con’s: Skinny steering wheel, mass appeal styling, noticeable torque steer
Final Thought: A well executed crossover that offers good mileage, decent power and a great interior for a very fair price.
I’d heard good things about the Ford Edge but up until recently I had yet to actually drive one. This is a 2012 Limited Edition model with front-wheel drive and Ford’s 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 turbocharged engine that makes 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. It’s a crossover vehicle which simply means you’ve got a little car, truck and SUV DNA all mixed together in a nice well-rounded package. The week prior to my having this little gem I was driving around in an Infiniti FX35 Limited (tough life I know). The color was remarkably similar as was its interior room and amenities. However when it came to price there was quite a substantial difference. MSRP on the Infiniti was $52,445.00, whereby the Ford Edge Limited came in at an MSRP of $38,910.00 – a difference of over $13,500.00. Granted this isn’t a flat-out comparison mind you, but a simple question of value for dollar.