|Manufacturer||Ford Motor Company|
|Assembly||Oakville, Ontario, Canada (Oakville Assembly)|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Mid-size crossover SUV/CUV|
|Body style||5-door SUV|
|Layout||Front engine, front-wheel drive / all-wheel drive|
|Platform||Ford CD3 platform|
|Related||Ford Fusion (2006-2012) Lincoln MKX Lincoln MKZ (2006-2012) Mazda6 (2009-2012) Mazda CX-9 Mercury Milan (2006-2010)|
|Engine||2.0 L EcoBoost I4 3.5 L Duratec 35 V6 3.7 L Duratec 37 V6|
|Transmission||6-speed 6F50 automatic|
|Wheelbase||111.2 in (2,824 mm)|
|Length||2007–2010: 185.7 in (4,717 mm) 2011–: 184.2 in (4,679 mm)|
|Width||2007–2010: 75.8 in (1,925 mm) 2011–: 76.0 in (1,930 mm)|
|Height||67.0 in (1,702 mm)|
The Ford Edge is a mid-sized crossover SUV (CUV) manufactured by the Ford Motor Company.
The first generation Edge is based on the Ford CD3 platform shared with the first generation Ford Fusion (Americas), Mazda CX-9, first & second generation Mazda 6 and Lincoln MKX.
Along with a rebadged premium variant, the Lincoln MKX, the Edge (codename U387), is manufactured at Ford's Oakville Assembly Complex in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
First generation (U387, 2006–2014)
The first generation Edge debuted at Detroit's North American International Auto Show in January 2006, with production starting in October 2006 as a 2007 model.
The SE includes cloth seats, single-zone manual air-conditioning, AM/FM stereo with single-disc CD/MP3 player, and 17" painted aluminum wheels.
The SEL includes unique cloth seats, 6-way power driver's seat, premium AM/FM stereo with 6-disc in-dash CD/MP3 player, leather-wrapped steering wheel with secondary audio controls, and 18" painted aluminum wheels.
The Limited includes leather-trimmed seats, and optionally, 6-way power front passenger fold-flat seat, EasyFold second-row seat back release, dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control, SYNC in-car connectivity system, and 18" premium chrome-clad aluminum wheels. The Limited trim level replaced the SEL Plus in 2008.
The Sport trim level debuted at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show, with sales beginning as a 2009 model. The trim level includes leather-trimmed with grey faux suede inserts, reclining 60/40 fold-flat seats with center fold-down armrest, second-row seat back release (marketed as EasyFold), premium AM/FM stereo with 6-disc in-dash CD/MP3 player, SYNC in-car connectivity system, larger diameter chrome exhaust tips, 20" premium chrome-clad aluminum wheels, all body-colored trim and optional 22-inch wheels.
|3,496 cc (213.3 cu in) Duratec 35 V6||2007–2010||265 bhp (198 kW)@6250||250 lb·ft (339 N·m)@4500|
|2011-present||285 bhp (213 kW)@6500||253 lb·ft (343 N·m)@4000|
|3,721 cc (227.1 cu in) Duratec 37 V6||2011–present||305 bhp (227 kW)@6250||280 lb·ft (380 N·m)@4500|
|1,999 cc (122.0 cu in) Ecoboost I4||2011–present||240 bhp (180 kW)@5500||270 lb·ft (366 N·m)@1750–4500 rpm|
Standard transmission is 6F50 6-speed automatic transmission.
Ford Canada announced in June 2007, that a gasoline-electric hybrid version of the Edge will debut in the 2010 model year. The model is expected to use a new hybrid system from Ford, pairing an electric motor with a V6 engine.
Additionally, after public presentation in 2007, Ford has been carefully pointing at future production of its HySeries Edge. This is a hybrid electric vehicle that uses hydrogen fuel along with plug-in charging of its lithium-ion battery pack, for a combined range of over 320 kilometres (200 mi). The HySeries system was first introduced in the Ford Airstream concept from the 2007 Detroit Auto Show. A concept of the Ford Edge with the HySeries Drive was unveiled in the 2007 Washington DC Auto Show. The HySeries system is related to General Motors E-Flex platform. The E-Flex Platform was introduced in the 2007 Detroit Auto Show as the power train of the Chevrolet Volt concept.
This vehicle was featured in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace starring Daniel Craig as Bond, which was filmed in 2008. In 2002, starting with Die Another Day, (Pierce Brosnan as Bond) Ford and Eon Productions agreed to a three film contract to have their vehicles displayed and/or used in the Bond movies. After Quantum of Solace, their contract expired.