Last post on Oct 15, 2008 at 1:06 PM
You are in the Ford Edge
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Ford Edge, Wagon, SUV
#1078 of 1442 Re: Edge vs Compitition [troadey]
Feb 04, 2007 (9:52 am)
Response to the brake issue. I have an Edge and the brakes are just fine. when they did most of the reviews was back in Nov. and they pulled the Edge back to the drawing board. I've read some reviews also stating that it did have non-vinted brakes in the rear and that was why it took so long to stop, but it does have vented in the rear. I've tested the brakes time and time again and they work a lot better than my explorer......
Have you actually checked your 60-0 braking distance? This is not somthing that you can tell by the seat of your pants. It is almost impossible to tell without measuring it ( unless you hit the person in front of you with good brakes.. ).
The ONLY thing Ford did to the brakes from the pre-production models was add vented rear rotors. I would not exactly call that "back to the drawing board". Since the front does 80% of the stopping, this will not solve the problem.
For example, Edmunds tested their new long term Edge which is a full 2007 production model and it produced the same hair raising 150ft stopping distances. Here is a direct quote from the article Edmunds wrote about adding the Edge that they bought from dealer stock to their long term fleet:
"When it comes to cars geared for family duty, stopping is more important than going fast. In the case of the Edge, stopping from 60 mph in 158 feet is not getting the job done. Relatively low mileage may be a factor in this poor result, but even with only 818 miles on the odometer we expect better."
P.S. I look at two Edges a local dealer had. One had vented rear disc, the other did not. Anyone who buys one of these things needs to take a look first...
#1079 of 1442 Re: Edge vs Compitition [sranger]
Feb 04, 2007 (10:18 am)
IMMHO going to vented brake rotors in the rear is enough of an unusual aspect that it would give me serious consideration about the vehicle's braking ability, lack thereof.
That would seemingly indicate that the front brakes are not reliably doing their ~80% "share".
#1080 of 1442 Edge Earns Top Safety Pick Rating
Feb 05, 2007 (8:37 am)
#1081 of 1442 Re: Edge Earns Top Safety Pick Rating [ANT14]
Feb 05, 2007 (10:45 am)
No bones about it, Ford has their safety act together. The 500, Fusion and Edge, along with their Mercury and Lincoln siblings, are all safety standouts. Let's hope someone in the marketing department gets this information into their advertising.
#1083 of 1442 Re: Edge Earns Top Safety Pick Rating [frizz2112]
Feb 05, 2007 (4:10 pm)
What's the good of a safety award if you can't back it out of the garage reliably?
Oh, sorry, that's right, if it can't be driven it's more safe.
#1084 of 1442 Re: Edge Earns Top Safety Pick Rating [wwest]
Feb 05, 2007 (5:02 pm)
Unless you've got a link to a news story about Edge owners mysteriously not being able to back out of their garages, I really don't know what you're getting at here.
I'd be carfeful if you're trying to make a statement about Ford quality. Ford's last two new products have matched or beaten all the competition quality wise; would you like to take a bet on the Edge maintaining this trend?
#1085 of 1442 Gas mileage
Feb 05, 2007 (9:54 pm)
Any real world numbers on the AWD Edge fuel mileage yet?
#1087 of 1442 Re: Gas mileage [donl1]
Feb 06, 2007 (7:25 am)
It's in the other topic, but Autoweek and Motorweek both reported 20 mpg actual mileage in their AWD Edges.