Last post on Jul 31, 2009 at 5:44 AM
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Ford Edge, SUV
#162 of 165 Re: 2008 Ford Edge - Still Happy? [coltsfan]
Jul 30, 2009 (7:42 am)
Thank you - great recommendation. Do you think the A/C is adequate? Altho - if you're a Colts fan, you may not live in a hot climate like here in Texas. I'm wanting one with the COOLED seats - oh, man!!
Also - I have read that the brakes are not as good as comparable crossovers from other manufacturers - have you had any braking issues?
#163 of 165 Re: 2008 Ford Edge - Still Happy? [emjay1]
Jul 30, 2009 (8:28 am)
We live in Atlanta where temps approach 100 with high humidity and we've never had a problem with cooling in the Edge. We've never had to turn it down below 72.
Braking on the 2007 models was a little long but that improved with the 08 models and Michelin tires. There is no brake problem on the 08 and later models.
#164 of 165 Re: 2008 Ford Edge - Still Happy? [akirby]
Jul 30, 2009 (5:39 pm)
What's coming down the line? When will the Edge be updated? I'm a bit disappointed that it appears Ford's new ecoboost only helps horsepower and not fuel economy. Considering this and the Highlander in a couple of years. Thanks.
#165 of 165 Re: 2008 Ford Edge - Still Happy? [berri]
Jul 31, 2009 (5:44 am)
The new Explorer debuts next year - built off of the D3 platform (Taurus, Flex). It is expected to have a 2.0L Ecoboost 4 cylinder engine. I would expect the Edge to get the same engine when it's redesigned - probably in 2 years.
When Ford started ecoboost development fuel economy wasn't a big issue, so they started with the V8 replacement (3.5L ecoboost).
And it most certainly does help fuel economy if you put it up against a similar V8 producing 350+ hp. I think the ecoboost MKS actually gets better FE than the 3.7L version. Of course I understand what you mean - you'd rather see a 2.0L ecoboost providing the same power as the 3.5L/3.7L but with better FE. It's coming.