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Used Ford Edge Overview And How To Buy At The Best Price
The Ford Edge was introduced as a new midsize crossover SUV for the 2007 model year, based on the same platform as the Ford Fusion sedan. Its creation was in response to the quickly growing consumer interest in crossover vehicles that offer a combination of traditional SUV functionality as well as sedanlike handling abilities.
Here's some background information for those who are considering the purchase of a used Ford Edge:
The Ford Edge is a sleekly styled five-passenger (a third row is not an option) SUV that was initially available in two models: SE and SEL. Both used Edge SE and SEL models can be found in either front-wheel or all-wheel drive (without low-range gearing) forms, while both were powered by an athletic 265 horsepower V6 engine that's coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
For 2008, the Edge Limited debuted with the same engine, while 2009 saw the introduction of the Edge Sport model equipped with a more powerful 3.7-liter V6 that produces a robust 305 horsepower and uses the same 6-speed automatic.
Typical features on the SE include full power accessories, 17-inch alloy wheels, air-conditioning, cruise control and a 4-speaker audio system. Choosing an SEL adds such features as 18-inch alloys, fog lights, a 6-way power driver seat, a door-entry keypad, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a trip computer, an in-dash 6-disc CD changer and satellite radio.
The Edge Limited goes more upscale adding leather upholstery, heated front seats with driver memory functions, dual-zone automatic climate control, chrome exterior trim, heated outside mirrors, a flat-folding power passenger seat, Ford's voice-activated Sync system and a 9-speaker audio system (many of these features are options on the SEL).
The Edge Sport is outfitted much like the Limited, but also adds sport-oriented features such as a sport-tuned suspension, transmission paddle shifters, 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, unique bodywork and other special interior and exterior styling accents.
Safety is also high on the Edge's priority list, evidenced by standard features which include antilock brakes (ABS), stability control, antiskid control, front side airbags and curtain side airbags, which include rollover sensing.
The use of space and a thoughtful interior design is also a strong point. The second-row 60/40-split reclining seats can be folded to make a level load floor. And with the front passenger seat also folded, an Edge can accommodate items up to 8 feet long. The rear seats can be folded using a one-hand manual release or an automatic remote release that's accessible from the cargo area.
The front console is designed to hold a laptop computer and there's also an MP3-player jack. Front door map pockets contain 20-ounce cupholders and there's what Ford calls "super-size" cupholders in both the console and rear armrest.
Used Ford Edge shoppers should also note that SE models can be found with the optional heated front seats, as can SEL models with Ford's panoramic Vista Roof (a sliding glass sunroof over the front seats and a fixed rear panel). Other options to be found in used Edge models include navigation, a DVD entertainment system and leather upholstery.
All in all, a used Ford Edge offers a quiet and comfortable ride, capable handling, powerful V6 engines and a roomy interior. However, for those generally shopping this segment, other worthy rivals include the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander and Nissan Murano. The Lincoln MKZ is also a luxury-trimmed version of the Edge.
Overall, a used Ford Edge is a solid choice for those seeking a versatile and comfortable crossover SUV. And we can make a number of suggestions to help you save when buying one.
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