A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Ford Edge

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In the ‘80s, families drove station wagons. In the ’90s and ’00s, those got replaced by minivans and SUVs. Today, more and more families are opting for a more fuel efficient compromise that’s also a little sportier and more versatile with the CUV (crossover utility vehicle). In this class, the 2012 Ford Edge is comfortably one of the leaders, competing with the likes of the Chevrolet Equinox, the Mazda CX-7, and the Toyota Highlander.

Key Features

Packed with features, some of the most prominent benefits to buying a 2012 Ford Edge include the MyFord Touch multimedia system and SYNC voice-activated infotainment system. Add to these the optional glass sun roof that can let in a little light or add a breeze on a beautiful day, as well as the 17” aluminum wheels, and you have a vehicle packed with features that make it a lot of fun to drive.

Changes for 2012

Ford upgraded the engine to an EcoBoost 2.0-liter with 240-horsepower for 2012, and in the SE, SEL, and Limited trims you can get a turbo-charged version that gets 30 miles to the gallon on the highway.

What We Like

We like that the 2012 Ford Edge feels like you’re driving a car but has the carrying capacity of a small SUV. Plus, the SYNC voice-activated infotainment system makes it easy to make music selections, get navigation assistance, and more without taking your hands off the wheel.

What Concerns Us

More and more CUVs are offering third-row benches for those days when you have the whole crew on board, but the 2012 Ford Edge isn’t one of them. We’d like to have the extra passenger space when we need it.

Available Models

In addition to the EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, you can also choose between two V6 engines (a 3.5-liter with 285 HP and a 3.7-liter with 305 HP). The turbocharged four-cylinder gets the best fuel economy by far at 21 MPG in the city and 30 on the highway.

Major Recalls

Some 2012 Ford Edge models have been recalled due to a potential fuel leak from a cracked fuel line. A few others have been recalled to address loss of drive or roll-away problems due to half-shaft disengagement.

Common Issues

The most commonly reported issue with the 2012 Ford Edge is a problem with the “open door” indicator failing to turn off when doors are shut.

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