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Ford Edge, SUV
#1 of 18 2009 FORD EDGE
Nov 09, 2008 (10:16 am)
Seems like Ford needs to keep up with the competition & fast. I currently own an 08 Edge Limited and its the best I crossover I ever drove in my opinion. I thought with the market being the way it is and the new Venza now available that Ford would make several important updates. Thinks like adequeate instrument panel lighting, cooled seats, defogging outside mirrors, turn signal repeaters for the outside mirrors, and several small interior improvements such as lihgted glove box and console area and nicer soft touch door panels and instrument panel pieces. Come on Ford! The Venza will challenge our sales quickly, we need to stay on top.
#2 of 18 Re: 2009 FORD EDGE [goatee]
by steve_ HOST
Nov 09, 2008 (12:04 pm)
Here's the 2009 Toyota Venza Crossover discussion if you want to compare notes.
How do you think the '09 Scion xB compares Goatee? It seems to mimic the Edge shape a bit but I suppose it's smaller.
#3 of 18 Re: 2009 FORD EDGE [steve_]
Nov 09, 2008 (6:54 pm)
Steve, your right, tie Scion is smaller and I think in this segment the size most buyers are looking for is that Edge/MKS-Venza-Murano size. I really feel that Ford should have stepped it up just a notch especially with competition being what it is today.
Apr 15, 2009 (8:15 am)
ford really needs to offer an alternative motor for the edge. 3.5 is nice an all but mpg isn't the greatest. they need a motor that can get 28-29 mpg hghwy. either a smaller six or big four. the 3.5 put down 265 hp they need one around 190-200hp.
#5 of 18 Re: engine [stewpidaso]
Apr 15, 2009 (8:39 am)
I've seen over 30 mpg Canadian and 25.6 mpg US at a constant 62 mph over two and a half hours on a steady, gentle uphill. There was a small speed change in a lower speed zone. Reversing the trip, I saw over 36 mpg Canada. It's how you choose to drive.
In the last few days, I've seen about 25 mpg Canadian using an urban expressway and city streets...more or less slightly downhill. Reversing the trip, I saw something like 22 or 23 mpg.
What's to complain about in a large, heavy vehicle?
#6 of 18 Re: engine [cmarcus]
Apr 15, 2009 (8:53 am)
that's another problem being heavy doesn't help mpg. also needs to be put on a diet.
#7 of 18 Re: engine [cmarcus]
Apr 15, 2009 (9:05 am)
The CR-V with a 2.4L engine only gets 20/27. It's not the engine - it's the weight and boxiness.
#8 of 18 Re: engine [cmarcus]
Jun 02, 2009 (6:13 am)
Cubby is right on! The mileage is decent. Being a heavier vehicle isn't all bad. Statistics seem to show that you are better off in a heavier vehicle when in a collision. I'll take safety over mileage every time. Also, the Edge stops from 60-0 mph in 123 feet!!! I'll take that too! Everyone is arguing minor details while completely forgetting about the safety of their families and friends.
#9 of 18 Tank Fill Ups
Aug 10, 2009 (12:43 pm)
Anyone with the FWD 19 gallon tank, what's the most gallons you've ever been able to get in at fill up time?
#10 of 18 Driving Position
Nov 07, 2009 (7:37 pm)
I rented a 09 Ford Edge this past week. I really wanted to love the car but I only liked it. It took me a while to adjust the steering wheel so I was comfortable. When I was comfortable the steering wheel blocked part of the speedometer. Any reason why Ford did not center the speed gauage like in most other vehicles.