Last post on Feb 14, 2013 at 7:46 AM
You are in the Ford Edge
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Ford Edge, SUV
#48 of 57 Re: DFI [akirby]
Jan 19, 2007 (9:13 am)
Many of the DFI equipped engines use it in conjunction with SFI, no torque lost there and 10% improvement in FE.
#49 of 57 oops I miss remembered
Jan 22, 2007 (8:37 am)
its the Turbo that saps the low end torque and the DISI that adds it back.
#50 of 57 Re: Interested in hearing more reactions [kmauss]
Jan 26, 2007 (8:35 am)
Yeah, well except the Fusion uses a different engine and transmission than the Edge. Fusion 3.0L, Edge 3.5L though the bigger engine is based on the design of the smaller one.
From personal experience, the 3.0L Duratec is pretty bulletproof. I have one in my Lincoln LS. 80K and runs like new with $0 maintenance except oil changes.
#52 of 57 Re: sweeping panorama? [steve_]
Jan 30, 2007 (6:41 pm)
kind of like what was written, it makes sense in terms of the 'way forward' plan.
#53 of 57 Fusion V6 not the Edge's V6 -- and buy a Freestyle
Jan 30, 2007 (8:25 pm)
heyjewel, Thanks for clearing up the Fusion V6 conFusion. I've heard the 3.5L V6 is really a clean-sheet design. The old 3.0L was originally a Porsche design, and the 3.5L may indeed use some lessons-learned at Ford from the 3.0, but there aren't any shared parts at all. Glad to hear the 3.0L is bullet-proof, since I've got one in my '05 Freestyle and love it. The 3.5L V6 must be good because it won an award from Ward's Automotive editors. But what are the Edge fans doing? Buying Edges? Come'on, just get a Freestyle for more usefulness and better MPG. Stop messing around with the Edge, a CUV that doesn't quite cut it.
#55 of 57 Re: Fusion V6 not the Edge's V6 -- and buy a Freestyle [frankrizzo2]
Jun 19, 2008 (3:01 pm)
You're not out-accelerating Corvettes, Mustang GTs, or SRT8s with your 4500 lb Edge, even with an air charger and nitrous. Get real. The kind of cylinder pressure needed to beat those cars with your V6 would blow the head bolts off or shear the differential gears, or both.
Nov 08, 2011 (12:45 pm)
"The 2013 Ford Flex, which debuts next week at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, gets a rounder look to "modernize the design," said the Dearborn automaker. The 2013 Ford Flex goes on sale in the spring.
"It was about modernizing the design," said Angie Kozleski, a Ford spokeswoman. "It's a fresher new appearance. We rounded out the boxy edges.""
2013 Ford Flex Loses Hard Edge (Inside Line)