Midsize SUV; Built in Canada
  • 4-door wagon
  • transverse front-engine/front- or all-wheel drive
Good condition price range: $5,200 – $29,900*


2007 Ford Edge


2007 Ford Edge


2007 Ford Edge


2007 Ford Edge

Pros:
  • Cargo room
  • Ride
  • Seat comfort
Cons:
  • Fuel economy
  • Handling/roadholding (body lean in turns)

Ford Motor Company had a lot riding on the success of its newest crossover SUV, and the Edge impresses for its responsive powertrain, car-like ride, and generous passenger and cargo room. New-car base prices have been competitive, but quickly escalated with options. Give Edge a look, but consider an SE model or a judiciously equipped SEL for the best dollar value.

Overview

Ford introduced a new car-type midsize crossover SUV for 2007, a five-passenger wagon based on the same platform used for the Fusion sedan. The new Edge came in SE and SEL models. Both could have either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive (without low-range gearing). The sole powertrain was a 265-horsepower V6 and a six-speed automatic transmission.

Antilock braking and traction/antiskid control were standard, along with front side airbags and curtain side airbags, which included rollover sensing. Optional for the SEL was Ford’s panoramic Vista Roof-a sliding glass sunroof over the front seats and a fixed rear panel. Other SEL exclusives included an optional navigation system, DVD entertainment, leather upholstery, and 18-inch wheels.

Second-row 60/40-split reclining seats folded to make a level load floor. With the front passenger seat folded, an Edge could hold items up to 8 feet long. Rear seats folded using a one-hand manual release or an automatic remote release, accessible from the cargo area. A laptop computer fit into the front console, and an MP3-player jack was provided. Each Edge contained 20-ounce cupholders in front-door map pockets, plus what Ford called “super-size” cupholders in the console and rear armrest. Heated front seats were available.

Lincoln got a luxury-trimmed version of the Edge, called the MKX. Competitors for Ford’s Edge included the Honda Pilot, Nissan Murano, and Toyota Highlander, as well as the Saturn Outlook.

Yearly Updates

2008 Edge
A new top-end Limited edition arrived for 2008 with the same powertrain as other models. All 2008 Edges got a revised exterior tailgate handle. A power-closing feature for the tailgate was optional. Ford’s Sync feature was newly available, too. This software system offered voice-activated control of cell phones and digital music players. Options for 2008 included power-folding rear seatbacks and new 20-inch wheels.
2009 Edge
The 2009 Ford Edge added a new Sport model to its lineup to join the existing SE, SEL, and Limited.
2010 Edge
The 2010 Ford Edge lineup saw no major changes pending a major freshening due in calendar 2010 as a 2011 model.
2011 Edge
The 2011 Ford Edge got a major freshening, with revised styling, a new interior, and more power. The 3.5-liter V6 gained 20 horsepower to 285, and a larger 3.7-liter V6 was added for the Sport model with 305 hp.
2012 Edge
For 2012, the Ford Edge added an EcoBoost 2.0-liter turbocharged engine as an option on front-drive models.
2013 Edge
Updates for 2013 were fairly modest. Ford made all-wheel drive available for public purchase on the entry-level model; previously only fleet customers could order this configuration. The available MyFord Touch infotainment system continued to receive upgrades designed to simplify the interface and improve responsiveness.
2014 Edge
The 2014 Edge was largely unchanged in its last year before a redesign.

Engines

transverse front-engine/front- or all-wheel drive

Early Edge wagons had the same powertrain: a 3.5-liter V6 engine developing 265 horsepower mated with a six-speed automatic transmission. For 2011, that engine was boosted to 285 hp, and a 305-hp 3.7-liter V6 was added for the Sport model. For 2012, a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine could be ordered in front-drive models. An Edge may have front-wheel or all-wheel drive.

Turbocharged dohc I4
Engine Size (liters/cubic inches) 2.0/122
Engine HP 240
Engine Torque (lb-ft) 270
Avail. Trans. EPA MPG (city/hwy) MPG avg. as tested
6-speed automatic

21/30

25.2

dohc V61
Engine Size (liters/cubic inches) 3.5/213
Engine HP 265
Engine Torque (lb-ft) 250
Avail. Trans. EPA MPG (city/hwy) MPG avg. as tested
6-speed automatic

15/22

16.8

dohc V62
Engine Size (liters/cubic inches) 3.5/213
Engine HP 285
Engine Torque (lb-ft) 253
Avail. Trans. EPA MPG (city/hwy) MPG avg. as tested
6-speed automatic

19/27

19.6

dohc V63
Engine Size (liters/cubic inches) 3.7/227
Engine HP 305
Engine Torque (lb-ft) 280
Avail. Trans. EPA MPG (city/hwy) MPG avg. as tested
6-speed automatic

18/25

1. EPA Note: Figures shown are for 2008 and up models. The Environmental Protection Agency changed its procedure for 2008 to yield more realistic estimates. Therefore, estimated mileage is lower than for prior years. 2. 18/26 w/AWD. 3. 17/23 w/AWD.

Road Test

Whether 2WD or AWD, Edge wagons demonstrate good power from a stop. Ford’s claim of about 8.4 seconds to reach 60 mph with the 265-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 seems just about right. Linear throttle response and a smooth-shifting transmission make for trouble-free highway passing. The transmission is generally responsive, though one test example hesitated to downshift without a deep stab on the gas pedal. The EcoBoost four cylinder added for 2012 is surprisingly peppy, providing ample acceleration under all circumstances. We have had no opportunity to drive a Sport with the 3.7-liter V6.

Fuel economy is mediocre for this class, at least with the V6 engines. Test AWD models with the 3.5 averaged 15.4 to 18.0 mpg in a city/highway blend; a front-drive version averaged 19.6. However, we averaged a rather impressive 25.2 mpg on a 2012 Edge with the EcoBoost engine. All engines use regular-grade gasoline.

Ride quality is generally good. The Edge smothers large bumps better than many midsize crossover SUVs, even with the test examples’ optional 18-inch tires. Some test-drivers feel that slight floatiness over highway swells taints otherwise fine ride control. We’ve attributed some minor structural shudder over a few bumps to the Vista Roof on our test vehicles. Models with 17- or 20-inch tires have not been tested.

Steering is nicely weighted at highway speeds and in city driving. A softly-sprung suspension leads to body lean and tire squeal while taking turns at even moderate speeds. Brakes have somewhat long pedal travel, but deliver drama-free stops.

The Edge engine sounds gruff during full-throttle acceleration, though subdued while cruising and at idle. Some tire noise occurs on coarse surfaces, but not enough to be bothersome. Impressively little wind rush is evident. The optional Vista Roof has an integrated screen that blocks most wind roar, making normal conversation possible at highway speeds when the roof is open. However, in tilted position, it causes a lot of wind rush at highway speeds.

Easy-to-read gauges and handy, simple climate controls are bonuses, but the instruments do lack contrast in certain lighting conditions. The available navigation system absorbs most audio functions, but does not complicate their use. Operation of navigation and audio via the touch-screen or flanking pushbuttons requires a long reach by front-seat occupants. Hard plastics dominate the Edge’s cabin, but they don’t look cheap. Assembly quality appears fine.

Front riders benefit from ample legroom, on seats that are all-day comfortable. Even 6-footers have sufficient headroom below the Vista Roof (if installed). Chair-height seats and a low dashboard provide good overall visibility, though rear headrests partially block the view astern.

Rear legroom and foot space qualify as generous, on a supportive bench seat. If installed, the Vista Roof extends over the rear seat, but its housing has minimal impact on headroom–except for the very tall. The standard seatback reclines for added comfort. No-hassle entry/exit is another bonus.

Cargo space is bountiful, even with rear seatbacks raised. Despite a low deck, loading of bulky items is impeded by a step-down from the rear sill. Rear seatbacks do not fold completely flat, but conveniently drop forward, using (if installed) the pushbutton release located near the tailgate. Seatbacks have to be manually raised, however. An optional underfloor cargo tray would be useful for holding small items; Ford should have made it standard. Excellent cabin storage includes a large glovebox and a cavernous center console that can hold a laptop computer.

Ratings

Model Tested: 2008 Edge AWD SEL w/18-in. wheels

Ratings values are on a 1-10 scale, with 10 being the best. With the exception of Value, these numbers reflect how the vehicle compares against the universe of vehicles, not just against rivals in its class.

Performance

Acceleration - 5
50%
Fuel Economy - 5
50%
Ride Quality - 6
60%
Steering/Handling - 6
60%
Quietness - 6
60%

Accommodations

Controls/Materials - 6
60%
Room/Comfort Front - 7
70%
Room/Comfort Rear - 7
70%
Cargo Room - 8
80%

Other

Value - 5
50%

Total: 61

Specifications

4-door wagon
Wheelbase (in.) Length (in.) Width (in.) Height (in.) Weight (lbs)
111.2 185.7 75.8 67.2 4288
Cargo Volume (cu/ft) Payload Capacity (cu/ft) Fuel Capacity (gal.) Seating Capacity
69.0 20.0 5
Headroom Legroom
Front Rear Front Rear
40.0 39.3 40.7 39.6
Safety Ratings

Model Tested: 2008 Ford Edge 4-door wagon

NHTSA

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Impact Test

Driver Injury - 5
100%
Front Passenger Injury - 4
80%

Side Impact Test

Driver Injury - 5
100%
Rear Passenger Injury - 5
100%

Trouble Spots

Automatic transmission
Description: Some early build 6F50 automatic transmissions may shift harshly, not at all or erratically due to intermittent short circuit conditions in either the transmission’s output speed sensor and/or turbine shaft speed sensor. (2007-08
Brakes
Description: The brakes may drag because the brake switch at the brake pedal is out of adjustment and applying the brakes. (2007)
Brakes
Description: The brakes may drag and the IVD light may glow requiring an improved brake light switch. (2007)
Oil leak
Description: The engine could leak oil from the right-side cylinder head gasket. (2013-14)
Steering noise
Description: When the steering is fully turned right or left, there is a high pitched squealing and the steering pump needs to be replaced. (2011-13)
Steering problems
Description: Power steering fluid may leak at the rack-and-pinion unit at the banjo bolt and an improved bolt is available. (2007-08)
Sunroof/moonroof
Description: The sunroof may not operate smoothly or may bind due to problems with the tracks. (2007)
Traction control indicator light
Description: The antilock brake and traction control warning lamps may come on due to one or both rear wheel speed sensors being defective. (2007)
Transmission leak
Description: Transmission may leak from left halfshaft. (2009-14)
Electrical problem
Description: A variety of intermittent drivability problems and failure of the starter to run may be due to loose wires in the fuse block under the hood. (2007)
Electrical problem
Description: There may be excessive background noise during phone calls and/or problems with voice recognition while using the SYNC system requiring software improvements and a new microphone in the headliner. (2008-10)
Electrical problem
Description: ABS warning light may glow and improved wheel speed sensors correct these false alarms. (2007)
None
Description: The headliner drops down behind the stationary glass roof panel due to adhesive failure. (2008-10)
Transmission problems
Description: Transmission valve body may leak causing clutch damage or slippage during shifting. (2013)
Transmission problems
Description: When stopped on hill in drive or reverse without service brake applied, vehicle may roll. (2008)

Recall History

2007-10 Edge with AWD
Description: A dimple in the bottom of the fuel tank at a spot weld could cause a fuel leak. Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire. Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the fuel tank.
2007-10 Edge
Description: The airbag inflator could rupture during deployment and metal fragments could strike passengers.
2011 Edge
Description: These vehicles were shipped with incorrectly configured electronic module settings that disable the locking function of the liftgate. The liftgate lock may be disabled and the driver may not be able to lock the liftgate using interior lock switches or remote key fob buttons. Ford will notify owners and dealers will have the affected control modules updated free of charge.
2011 Edge
Description: These vehicles were inspected using integrated diagnostic system (ids) that had a custom software routine to read the suspect body control module (BCM) serial number. Based on the serial number the BCM was either not affected or replaced. The custom software routine was not reading the correct set of characters, and was not able to identify a BCM that required replacement. Affected BCMs may have the potential for an internal short. If an electrical short develops, an overheating condition may occur which could result in a vehicle fire. Dealers will inspect the body control module and if necessary replace it free of charge.
2012-13 Edge with 2.0L engine
Description: Fuel line housing may crack, resulting in fuel odor, weepage, and/or continuous leak, potentially resulting in a fire.
2012-14 Edge
Description: The halfshaft may not have been properly installed and could disengage. Power would not be transmitted to the wheels and the parking brake would not be effective.
2014 Edge
Description: A defective fuel pump could fail resulting in a stall.

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Pricing

Used-car pricing varies widely depending on local market conditions. Therefore, we recommend visiting websites that list used cars for sale to get a better idea of what a specific model is selling for in your area.