2012 Ford Edge EcoBoost Gets 30 MPG Highway

2012 Ford Edge

The 2012 Ford Edge SUV with the new 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine will get an EPA-estimated 21/30 mpg city/highway with front-wheel drive, according to the automaker.

That fuel-economy score bests all of the Edge’s competitors, including the V-6 Nissan Murano (18/23 mpg), four-cylinder Toyota Venza (21/27 mpg) and V-6 Honda Accord Crosstour (18/27 mpg). In fact, Ford says the fuel-economy rating bests all other SUVs of its size or larger in addition to cars like the Honda Civic Si or Saab 9-3. Most people aren’t cross-shopping those vehicles, however.

The fuel rating is a big turnaround for the Edge. When the car debuted in 2007, it had a measly 16/23 mpg rating.

The EcoBoost four-cylinder packs 240 horsepower and 270 pounds-feet of torque; the engine is less powerful than either V-6 offering found on the Edge. In the larger 2012 Ford Explorer, the powertrain nets 20/28 mpg.

The 2012 Ford Edge EcoBoost hits dealerships later this summer.

By Colin Bird | August 3, 2011 | Comments (14)
Tags: Ford, Ford Edge

Comments 

Max

Wow! This is an incredible accomplishment. MPG is more important than ever these days.

Sheth

Looks like honda spoke too soon with regards to 2012 pilot mileage. Better to make claims of best in class right before product hits dealer lots.

Bob

@Sheth:
I think Honda limited their statement to 8-passenger SUVs.

Sheth

If that be the case they aren't saying much since there aren't many 8 seaters in the segment. I would think 3 row crossovers should be consideres competitors and new explorer will get 20/28 which should easily beat pilot. They were benchmarking existing 2011 product when they made the statement.

Thomas

Jealous of Honda aren't we? Let me guess you probably drive a Gov Motors vehicle and work in a public sector job. Your type (insecure, low self-esteem, angry, average intelligence, sense of entitlement, etc) can be spotted miles away.

Kalyan

^ Thomas - What are you talking about dude. CTFD AND STFU!!!

jose

thomas
who's the intelligent person who by a car made by a foreing country and that gives less efficient vehicles.

oldcheme

the key issue is : what does it cost with a turbo?
a 4cyl venza gets 29 hwy and costs only 27 k

Aron

My wife and I bought one of these about 5 months ago. I'm a bit disappointed in the mileage so far. It averages about 20 in the city, and 26 on the highway. The dealer said there is no more engine break in periods, then when asked about the mileage they said, the engine needs to break in. It has only 4000 miles on it now, and in the Edge's defense it usually gets driven very short distances and hasn't had it's first oil change. Still a good car.

dan

Thanks for writing this blog post, it was informative and enjoyable

bob

I would think 3 row crossovers should be good on gas

just bought this car, but on a highway i get 28mpg

flipr

I bought 2013 Edge Ecoboost 12/8, got 22 mpg on 1800 mile interstate trip over Christmas holidays. VERY disappointed.

I LOVE THIS CAR!

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