2007 Ford Edge Review

2007 Ford Edge CUV Silver Meet the 2007 Ford Edge – one of a few vehicles that Ford is pinning most of it’s hopes for a future on. No pressure though.

First, the good. That’s a nice looking CUV, and I don’t like CUV’s in general. It has the Fusion grill, which is very distinct and in-your-face, without being overbearing. The overall stance is, well, think Pacifica that doesn’t quite look like an ugly squashed station wagon. That may be the worst description of a vehicle ever, but that’s about all I can come up with. In any case, it’s a very nice looking vehicle, and most will agree with that. Besides looks, we’ve got a sweet drivetrain. The Edge sports Ford’s new 3.5 liter Duratec V6 – good for 265 ponies. ( Thank God that Ford didn’t stuff the ancient 3.0 Duratec in there – yikes! ) Ford hooked up their smooth 6 speed automatic to the V6, which adds up to a powerful, smooth powertrain. No complaints here.

Now, the bad. Can you say 5,000 pounds? No, I’m not talking about the price of the Edge in the UK. I’m talking about the weight. How in the world Ford managed to get this puppy to weigh over 5,000 lbs is completely beyond my comprehension. Remember, the Edge is a CUV, which means it’s based on a car ‘unibody’ platform. No heavy body-on-frame SUV design here, folks. The excessive weight will no doubt compromise handling, stopping distances, and perhaps even more importantly, fuel economy.

2007 Ford Edge Specs

  • 265 HP 3.5 liter V6 engine
  • Your choice of FWD or AWD
  • 3 Trim levels to choose from – SE, SEL, and SEL Plus
  • Base MSRP under $26,000
  • Antilock brakes ( ABS ) standard
  • 5150 lb curb weight
  • EPA Says : 18 MPG city / 25 MPG highway

2007 Ford Edge Reviews

Kicking Tires has their ‘first look’ at the 2007 Ford Edge and writes – ‘In terms of styling, it’s clear Ford has finally hit its stride. The Edge’s razorblade grille looks like a Gillette scaled 500 to 1, and it’s sure to set the car apart from other crossovers circling the mall parking lot. From most angles, the car looks bullish and hunkered down — so much so that the Toyota RAV4 I drove home seemed spindly in comparison.’

Automobile Mag reviews the 2007 Ford Edge and writes – ‘With Ford’s future hanging in the balance, the 3.5-liter Duratec had to be good–and it is. Edge engineers targeted the Nissan Murano, and although the Duratec is not quite as enchanting to listen to at high revs as Nissan’s VQ-series V-6, it squeezes out twenty more horses, and the Ford six-speed gearbox is much more eager to play than the Murano’s CVT.’

The Auto Channel reviews the 2007 Ford Edge and is happy with the cargo area – ‘I’m big on cargo area, and the Edge came across well. I fit one golf bag and a pull cart in the rear cargo area with ease. With a normal foursome in the seats, I’m confident all four bags could have fit in the rear with equal ease, leaving plenty of seating room for the golfers. Rear seat leg and shoulder room is excellent with a flat enough center floor for a third passenger to ride back there without too much discomfort.’

Joe Wiesenfelder of Cars.com reviews the 2007 Ford Edge and writes – ‘Sprinting to 60 mph in roughly 7.5 seconds (in the front-wheel-drive version), the Edge leaves little to be desired in terms of quickness. Thanks to the six gears, and the drivetrain’s quick reaction times, passing power is at the ready at any speed. Engine sound penetrates when it’s working its hardest, but overall the cabin is noticeably quiet.’

Mike Hanley of Cars.com reviews the 2007 Ford Edge and comments on the styling – ‘The term “wagon” may have become taboo among many automakers — who insist on more complex labels — but the Edge looks like a bulky wagon in profile. It also wears Ford’s new corporate grille, first seen in production guise on the Fusion midsize sedan.’

Edmunds reviews the 2007 Ford Edge and writes – ‘With ample power under the hood, balanced handling and spacious passenger quarters, the new 2007 Ford Edge stacks up well against the other midsize crossover SUVs in its price range. Unfortunately, underpowered brakes sully its otherwise impressive credentials.’

The Car Connection reviews the 2007 Ford Edge and likes the engine – ‘The powertrain really is as smooth and perky as promised. The engine is torquey and responsive from idle on up, while shifts are quick and precise and passing power is always available. Idle quality is great, as is general refinement while cruising around town at a leisurely pace. Open up the throttle and push the engine into its high-rpm range, and a little coarseness is exposed. ‘

Autobytel reviews the 2007 Ford Edge and writes – ‘At this point, we concluded that the 2007 Ford Edge is best viewed as comfortable, capable transportation and not a fun ride. As such, the rack-and-pinion steering system, offering little road feel yet nicely weighted and balanced at any speed, fits in perfectly, as do brakes that are sure and effective.’

Published on January 23, 2007 in Ford

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