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SUV Review: The 2009 Ford Edge

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SUV Review: The 2009 Ford Edge

Andy Zain
September 11, 2009

The 2009 Ford Edge is a high-end crossover SUV manufactured by the Ford motor company, based on the Ford CD3 platform shared with the old generation Mazda6 and is marketed in a ever so slightly adapted form as the Lincoln MKX. The platform is shared with others, including the Mazda CX-9 crossover, the Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan, and the Lincoln sedans.

Being a crossover car, the Edge tries to bridge the gap between the minivans like the Freestar, and the more truck-based SUVs such as the Ford Explorer. However, The Edge is officially positioned below the Taurus in Ford's lineup of crossover SUVs, although it is not significantly smaller than the Taurus.

The 2009 Ford Edge is the latest model in the Edge range and that attempts to live up to the demand for a spacious, yet stylish, car. This five-passenger utility vehicle has several interesting features. Ford insists that this is much more than just a car, suggesting that it is a cross between a minivan and a truck.

The 2009 Ford Edge is powered by a 3. 5 liter V6 engine that churns out approximately 265 horsepower with a six speed automatic transition. Front wheel drive is standard although all-wheel drive is available. This model has safety feature that include front impact, front seat-mounted, side-impact and front/rear curtain airbags, four wheel anti-lock brakes, AdvanceTrac electronic stability control, and a tire-pressure monitoring system as standard.

The 2006 NAIA Show in January 2006 saw the debut of the Edge series, and production began on the 2007 model in the October of 2006. Due to a brief delay in production the first order was delayed and only just managed to reach dealerships before Christmas 2006. This delay was down to an undisclosed dispute with the supplier.

The 2009 Ford Edge has a fuel economy that is rated at 15 to 16 miles per gallon in the city, and 22 to 24 miles per gallon on the highway. As mentioned above, the Edge is available in both all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive and uses Ford's front end design with its distinctive three-bar chrome grille. Although the 2007 series was introduced with the three trim levels of SE, SEL, and SEL Plus, the 2009 series has dispensed with the SEL Plus version.

Standard accompaniments on all versions of the 2009 Ford Edge includes air conditioning; lumbar support on the driver's seat; cruise control; power windows, door locks and mirrors; a remote keyless entry; tilt and telescopic steering wheel; and P235/65R17 tires with alloy wheels. The safety equipment on the car includes standard front airbags as well as front side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags. There are anti-lock brakes, a innovative system to monitor tire-pressure and an electronic stability control.

Andy Zain is the admin of Ford Edge Owners Forum , a place where fans and owners can get the right information for tuning, customization and general discussions on anything about Ford Edge. Get the information you need when you visit Ford Forums

Source:  Amazines.com

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