The 2007 Ford Edge crossover will go on sale this November and will start below the $26,000 mark for the front-wheel drive model. Sharing its Ford CD3 platform with current Mazda6 and the upcoming Mazda CX-9, the new SUV will be offered with only one engine that will still offer you a pretty mediocre mileage of 16 mpg in a city cycle and 22 mpg on the highway, which is around 15 to 20 percent worse than that of the new 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe. Well, at least the Edge offers you more dramatic looks than the unremarkable Korean crossover.
The basic Ford Edge AWD model will cost almost $2,000 more.
The new Ford Edge will be sold in two trims: basic SE and top SEL. These will be equipped with only one 3.5-liter V6 mated to a six-speed automatic and capable of producing a maximum of 265 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque.
The Ford Edge SE trim will come with standard front-wheel drive, rear spoiler, second-row 60/40 split fold-flat seats, MP3 audio input jack, 17-inch painted aluminum wheels and dual exhaust.
The crossover will carry such safety features as AdvanceTrac with RSC, ABS, Safety Canopy with rollover sensor, front- and front seat side-impact air bags, occupant classification system, adjustable head restraints and LATCH system.
More exclusive Ford Edge SEL package will feature standard dual electronic temperature control with particulate air filter; exterior puddle lamps; heated seats and heated exterior mirrors; leather trimmed front and second row seats; memory seats; memory exterior mirrors and steering wheel climate controls.
A list of options for the trim include but not limited to 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels or 18-inch painted aluminum sport wheels, DVD-based Navigation system with Audiophile sound system, rear-seat DVD Entertainment System, and a two-panel panoramic VistaRoof with dual power shades.
Both SE and SEL trims may be also fitted with all-wheel drive transmission, SIRIUS satellite radio with six-month subscription and a Class II Trailer Towing (for up to 3,500 lbs. maximum towing capability).