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Ford Edge, Suspension, SUV
#51 of 80 Re: Pay Attention to C&D's Csaba Csere [coldcranker]
Nov 07, 2006 (9:05 pm)
I don't know where the extra weight came from - just guessing. Engineers make hundreds of individual decisions and tradeoffs that affect weight and it's impossible to say it's one thing or another.
The question is how it handles and rides and the fuel economy and we need more testing to really figure that out.
#52 of 80 Re: Pay Attention to C&D's Csaba Csere [akirby]
Nov 08, 2006 (6:53 pm)
Fuel economy figures are in. The Edge doesn't do that bad, although not that great either. As much as I've bashed the Edge as being mediocre, it would not be a complete waste of money. The braking performance isn't good. The vista roof is cool. Buy the Edge based on its looks, as you can do better elsewhere on fuel economy and other performance factors if thats important.
#53 of 80 Motor Trend's comparo
Nov 15, 2006 (11:51 am)
MT was pretty harsh with the Edge, unnecessarily so I think. Weight (and the resulting "ponderousness") was a big factor in their opinion. IMO, I don't think it's fair to put so much pressure on the vehicle. Many have said the Edge will make or break Ford; it's just not fair. the Edge is NOT the equivalent of the 1984 Chrysler minivan or the 1986 Taurus......but it does appear that the vehicle's weight is drawing criticism from the traditional media.
#54 of 80 Re: Pay Attention to C&D's Csaba Csere [coldcranker]
Nov 15, 2006 (5:46 pm)
don't forge those are 'epa' numbers. some vehicles try to optimize those tests. i don't know if the edge is one of them , but i doubt it.
#55 of 80 Re: Pay Attention to C&D's Csaba Csere [explorerx4]
Nov 15, 2006 (7:10 pm)
I know people criticize the EPA MPG numbers. My Freestyle 2WD model nails those EPA 20/27 MPG numbers exactly. Highway driving gives me between 25 to 28 mpg. I think its a good test/rating method.
#56 of 80 Re: Pay Attention to C&D's Csaba Csere [coldcranker]
Nov 28, 2006 (2:36 pm)
It depends on how much heavy your foot is and environmental variables like temperature and altitude (going up and down).
All those curb weights on the Edge in those magazine articles include that panaramic moonroof which adds 200 lbs. to the roof. I would think that would effect handling, making the vehicle a bit more top heavy. Roll stability might kick in to hurt those performance numbers.
#57 of 80 Re: Pay Attention to C&D's Csaba Csere [coldcranker]
Nov 28, 2006 (6:19 pm)
what i am saying is that i don't think ford really tries to fudge the numbers if they don't have to pay any fines.
i have 4 fords. they all get epa or better mileage, unless my leadfoot daughter is city driving.
#58 of 80 Not a good review...
Dec 16, 2006 (10:00 am)
Edmunds full review of the edge was not promising...
This part really looks bad....
"The Edge is fitted with four-wheel disc brakes and four-channel ABS. The problem is the brakes are not ventilated and need to slow some 4,500 pounds of hurtling metal. The result was a hair-raising 152-foot stop from 60 mph. To put that uninspiring distance into perspective, the 7,550-pound Ford F-350 Super Duty 4x4 recorded a 142-foot stop in a recent heavy-duty truck comparison test. Obviously, Ford will need to address this shortcoming soon."
Here is the summary:
"We began this test with high hopes from the handsome newcomer. Ford needs this vehicle. Ford wants you to want this vehicle. But it's hard to make a compelling argument for the Edge when compared to traditionally styled stalwarts like the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, or even Ford's own Explorer. Size, price and capabilities of the Edge are, at best, on par with those vehicles.
It gets even harder to defend the Edge when it's compared to the Hyundai Santa Fe, Mazda CX-7 or Toyota RAV4. Each is less expensive, more fun to drive and generally more fuel-efficient.
Although we like Ford's newest crossover, the edgiest thing about it turns out to be its name."
#59 of 80 Re: Not a good review... [sranger]
Dec 16, 2006 (10:19 pm)
One should remember that this review is the opinion of only one person. There have been reviews of the upcoming Edge that have been much more favorable. I think if this particular reporter had been given a base model to review, he would have been more favorably impressed.
#60 of 80 Re: Not a good review... [sranger]
Dec 17, 2006 (2:31 pm)
"The Edge is fitted with four-wheel disc brakes and four-channel ABS. The problem is the brakes are not ventilated and need to slow some 4,500 pounds of hurtling metal."
Please be advised that this statement IS NOT CORRECT. While the preproduction Edges driven by Edmunds may not have had vented rear discs, Ford decided to change to VENTED ROTORS front AND REAR for all regular production EDGES.
The EDGE you buy at a dealer will have 4 VENTED ROTORS.
One battle the bean counters LOST!