Recall Alert: 2012-13 Ford Edge


Vehicles Affected: Approximately 27,933 model-year 2012-13 Ford Edge crossovers equipped with 2.0-liter engines; only vehicles manufactured between Sept. 2, 2010, through April 25, 2013.

The Problem: Due to faulty manufacturing, a part of the fuel line housing could crack, leading to a possible fuel leak; this poses a fire risk. Ford said that as of November 2013, it is aware of 24 warranty claims related to a fuel leak. There have been no reported accidents, injuries or fires related to the recall, Ford said in a statement.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and replace the fuel line for free.

What Owners Should Do: Ford will notify owners starting Feb. 28. Owners can call Ford at 866-436-7332 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.

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By Jennifer Geiger | January 20, 2014 | Comments (5) Reviews the 2013 Ford Edge


The Ford Edge was competitive in the midsize crossover class after its 2011 redesign, and while it has held up in some areas, others need work. reviewer Aaron D. Bragman says that, as a family-hauler, the 2013 Edge continues doing its dutiful best with a standard 3.5-liter V-6 providing smooth, serviceable acceleration from stops or while passing — if not much fun through curves. Although some interior features are quite upscale, it lacks in areas like seat comfort — and let's just say we look forward to that promised MyFord Touch overhaul and leave it at that.

Click here to read how the Edge fared against several competitors in's $38,000 Midsize SUV Challenge.

2013 Ford Edge Review
By Matt Schmitz | July 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

Ford Announces Three More Turbo Engines


Ford has rolled out only one of its EcoBoost turbo engines — a 3.5-liter V-6 found in the Taurus, Flex and Lincoln MKS  and MKT — but the company says it is going all-in on the technology and will add three more globally by the end of 2010.

In the U.S., we’ll see a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder in the upcoming Ford Explorer — as we learned in January — and the 2011 Ford Edge, which goes on sale this summer, although the EcoBoost might not be available at launch. There was no mention of the Lincoln MKX getting the same engine.

A 3.5-liter turbocharged V-6 engine will also find its way into rear-wheel-drive-equipped F-150s.

European shoppers will get to pick a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder in the C-Max small van.

All three engines promise power and performance akin to larger engines while returning mileage of smaller ones. However, the current EcoBoost applications carry a higher price tag than base models, like engine upgrades of old. Except now, you’re not upgrading to a V-6 or a V-8, you’re upgrading to a turbocharged four or six.

By David Thomas | April 12, 2010 | Comments (8)

2011 Ford Edge: Up Close

The biggest exterior difference between the 2011 Edge crossover and its predecessor is its new front end, and Ford has managed to get a lot of mileage from that change despite keeping the rest of the crossover's styling mostly the same. I always thought the Edge's chrome grille was kind of showy, and the new one is even more so. I'm not sure I like it. Sport models get standard 22-inch wheels, but I can't understand why rims this large are on a family-oriented crossover. It also sports a black chrome grille, which is less showy, but I still don't like it.
By Mike Hanley | February 11, 2010 | Comments (19)

Ford Offering Deals for Two Weeks


According to Ford’s consumer website, its latest incentives are good only through Nov. 17 or 18, depending on the region. This is an unusual amount of time for rebates to run, so we’d expect bigger discounts or a specific themed sale later in the month that will last through the holidays. For the next two weeks, though, there are some decent savings on 2009 and 2008 models. The new 2009 Ford Flex is still carrying $2,500 cash back. A new 2009 Ford Fusion — you can read about the upcoming 2010 Fusion here — has up to $3,500 cash back depending on your region. We list the top cash-back deals below. Check out Ford’s site to see the latest deals in your area. 

By David Thomas | November 4, 2008 | Comments (2)

She Said, She Said: 2008 Ford Edge


This time out Amanda and Beth took on Ford’s Edge SUV. Amanda doesn't go into her current Ford SUV ownership trials and tribulations, but she has a lot of background preparing her for this review. Check out what they both had to say.

Amanda: I spent a lot — and I mean a lot — of time driving this car. Over one weekend I spent more than 10 hours driving it to St. Louis and back, and I’ve gotta say it’s a comfortable road trip car. To be fair, we did have the Limited trim that came with seat heaters, leather interior and Ford Sync. I would’ve liked a little more pickup when trying to merge on the interstate, but it was a really smooth ride and I honestly didn’t mind having to spend so many consecutive hours in it.

Beth: I didn’t spend nearly that much time in the Edge, but it’s easy to see it as comfortable highway transportation. I didn’t love it quite so much driving around town, where it felt slightly underpowered whenever I took it up an incline. Overall, though, it’s a smooth and comfortable — if uninteresting — crossover to drive, which is probably what a vehicle of this type ought to be.

By Beth Palmer | November 4, 2008 | Comments (5)

Reader Review of the Week: 2008 Ford Edge

Reader Review

We’ve let the Reader Review of the Week slip through the cracks over the past month or two, as summer vacation seemed to sap our brains. Looking at this week’s pool of eligible reviews, though, I had a hard time choosing just one winner. The responses are getting more informative. Almost everyone is now listing their mileage, which is both a sign of the times and a helpful thing for prospective buyers out there.

The winner was “perfect stranger” from College Station, Texas — Go Aggies — and his 2008 Ford Edge. Since they build ‘em big in Texas, he lets us know that the Edge is a good fit for tall drivers and passengers. Read his review below. If you want to submit your own review, go here.

By David Thomas | September 10, 2008 | Comments (4)

Ford Improves Gas Mileage

2009edge continues to release 2009 EPA estimates as we inch toward the new year. On average, we’ve seen slight gains from many existing models and larger ones for new models. Automakers are making modest changes to carryover models because buyers are demanding more fuel-efficient vehicles, and all-new models aren’t in the immediate pipeline for every car out there.

We’ve already mentioned fuel economy increases for GM, Chrysler and Hyundai products; now it’s Ford’s turn.

By Colin Bird | September 9, 2008 | Comments (7)

Recall Alert: 2008 Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX


Ford is recalling 142 model-year 2008 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX crossovers with all-wheel drive due to a faulty fuel tank. This is a relatively small number of units for a recall, but because the issue could lead to fuel leakage and fire, we felt it should be highlighted. 

Through June, Ford has sold 68,727 Edge and 17,563 MKX crossovers this year.

To find out if your vehicle is involved in the recall, contact Ford at 866-437-7332.

Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX 2008 Models Recalled (US Recall News)

By David Thomas | July 23, 2008 | Comments (4)

Ford Incentives Up, Include Specialty Models


April has begun, and Ford has updated its incentives for the rest of the month. There are some very interesting deals to be had. We’ll break down all the models soon enough, but the most interesting tidbit of information for car enthusiasts is that both the Ford Mustang Bullitt and the upcoming Ford F-150 Chip Foose Edition are getting cash back just like their plain-jane brethren. 

The 2008 Ford Mustang Bullitt is already on sale, and the Bullitt package costs an additional $3,310 on top of the cost of a regular Ford Mustang GT. Rebates range from $1,000 to $1,500, with an additional $1,000 offered in some regions if you go with Ford Credit to purchase the vehicle.*

Depending on where you live, that means you could pay just a $810 premium to have the special edition, which adds horsepower and suspension tweaks.

The 2008 Ford F-150 Chip Foose Edition isn’t on sale yet, but the roughly $55,000 sport truck will come to market over the next few months with between $3,000 and $3,500 cash back (plus that potential $1,000 in financing cash) on the intricately detailed hood.

Other rebates are more pedestrian, but still noteworthy:

By David Thomas | April 3, 2008 | Comments (1)

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