Last post on Sep 15, 2008 at 9:40 AM
You are in the Ford Edge
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Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-7, Ford Edge, Honda CR-V, SUV
#790 of 811 Re: have an '07 edge as a loaner [explorerx4]
Jul 07, 2008 (3:24 pm)
They ditched the Hankook and Continental tires on the 08s - they come with Michelins. At least the 18s and 20s versions - not 100% sure about the 17s.
#791 of 811 I'm really interested in the Mazda cx7 -torn between that and an Edge
Sep 10, 2008 (6:18 pm)
I am trading in my Mercury Mountaineer 2006 AWD V8 for something with better gas mileage. I'm giving up the 3rd row seat for a lower payment. Which of these is better? I want one fully loaded with everything but dvd entertainment pkg. help! I'm looking at the Ford Edge Limited and the Mazda CX7.
#792 of 811 Re: I'm really interested in the Mazda cx7 -torn between that and an Edge [weinerdowndog]
Sep 10, 2008 (6:55 pm)
Consider the payment difference there, too. The fuel economy isn't going to be THAT much better than your Mountaineer if you are still going with a 2 ton SUV.
#793 of 811 Re: I'm really interested in the Mazda cx7 -torn between that and an Edge [thegraduate]
Sep 11, 2008 (5:48 am)
We traded a V8 Aviator for an Edge Limited. We went from 19-20 hwy to 23-24 hwy and from 15 city to 17-19 depending on traffic. Not huge but a significant bump.
The CX-7 is smaller and sportier but the Edge has Sync and assuming the rest is either close or not important to you I'd go with a Syncified Edge (actually, I already did!).
#794 of 811 Re: I'm really interested in the Mazda cx7 -torn between that and an Edge [akirby]
Sep 11, 2008 (5:56 am)
do you have the AWD on your Edge? also what type of gas does it use? regular I hope.
#795 of 811 Re: I'm really interested in the Mazda cx7 -torn between that and an Edge [weinerdowndog]
Sep 11, 2008 (6:28 am)
FWD. All Edges use 87 octane fuel.
#796 of 811 Re: I'm really interested in the Mazda cx7 -torn between that and an Edge [weinerdowndog]
Sep 11, 2008 (10:13 am)
2008 and later CX7s also can use regular fuel. In 2007 they required premium, but not any more.
Also consider the RAV4 V6 and the Forester XT. Those are quick and relatively efficient for the level of performance they provide.
#797 of 811 Re: I'm really interested in the Mazda cx7 -torn between that and an Edge [ateixeira]
Sep 11, 2008 (11:45 am)
They don't require premium but they won't get the advertised HP or mileage either.
#798 of 811 Re: I'm really interested in the Mazda cx7 -torn between that and an Edge [akirby]
Sep 11, 2008 (12:32 pm)
The CX7 was actually re-tuned, so I'm not sure if that's still the case.
#799 of 811 EPA annual fuel costs
Sep 11, 2008 (12:44 pm)
While we're at it, let's look them up...
EPA assumes both turbos will be using Premium and that it costs 24 cents more than Regular, and they estimate annual fuel costs for AWD models at....
RAV4 V6: $2,670 (on Regular)
Forester XT: $2,842 (on Premium)
Ford Edge V6: $3,119 (on Regular)
Mazda CX7: $3,319 (on Premium)
So with that handicap the Mazda takes a serious hit, but the Forester is fuel efficient enough that it will still save you hundreds per year on gas compared to the V6 Edge AWD even if you do use premium fuel.
Of course, the fuel miser of the group is the RAV4 V6. I have that powertrain in my Sienna, and the engine is a gem. The transmission is only so-so. I do beat EPA numbers easily in my van, too.
I believe above I had suggested a RAV4 V6 and a Forester XT as alternatives, so I'll stick to my guns and say you should try those.
We ended up with a Forester Limited, not the turbo, and that thing has been great on fuel. It's no turbo but performance is more than adequate. EPA says it'll cost $2553 per year to fuel up, just for reference.