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The New Ford Edge Driving on the Streets of San Francisco2007 Ford Edge – First Look
FORD BRINGS NEW EDGE TO HOT CROSSOVER MARKET

  • Bold, American design: Ford Edge stands out in fast-growing CUV market
  • Performance-plus: Edge’s new 3.5-liter V-6 delivers 265 horsepower and is mated to a 6-speed automatic for performance and fuel efficiency
  • Innovation: MP3-player jack, console laptop storage, panoramic Vista Roof and advanced safety features, including Ford’s industry-leading Advance Trac with Roll Stability Control (RSC)
  • Safety: Standard safety features abound, including Ford’s industry-leading Advance Trac® with Roll Stability Control (RSC), seat-mounted side air bags, Safety Canopy air curtain system and Ford’s Personal Safety System

The 2007 Ford Edge has a bold American design that should distinguish it well within the red-hot crossover utility vehicle (CUV) market2007 Ford Edge Launch. It also has a dynamic driving character and  features designed to make it popular among consumers wanting something different, but  not outlandish to drive.

Equipped with an all-new 265-horsepower V-6 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission, Edge delivers spritely performance, quietness and decent fuel efficiency in the mid twenties in highway driving.

CUVs are Hot

The CUV is the fastest-growing vehicle segment in the United States, outpacing even the remarkable growth SUVs achieved in the 1990s.

Edge’s available panoramic Vista Roof opens up a whole world of possibilities. The large glass moon roof provides a grand view of the sky above and can open for a sense of freedom that accentuates Edge’s sporting nature.

The roof features a large 27.3- by 29.4-inch forward panel that offers tilt and slide opening, and a 15.75- by2007 Ford Edge launch 31.3-inch fixed rear glass panel. A one-touch-open switch provides open-air touring. Close the forward roof, and the enormous skylights allow natural light to flood the cabin, while protecting the cabin from the elements. When preferred, the twin power-operated cloth shades can be closed simultaneously to block glare

Edge’s available intelligent all-wheel-drive (AWD) system was tuned with an emphasis on performance while offering confident all-weather driving. By constantly monitoring and predicting traction, the system delivers torque to all four wheels, even before the wheels begin to slip. An active on-demand coupler can deliver the precise amount of torque to the rear wheels. Paired with available AdvanceTrac® traction control, intelligent AWD can transfer torque front-to-rear and side-to-side.

Ford engineers spent hundreds of hours fine-tuning Edge’s interior ambiance. For example, the side mirrors were specifically designed to reduce wind noise. Even the radio antenna was scrutinized. Engineers took clayThe New Ford Edge Driving on the Streets of San Francisco modelers into the wind tunnel to fine-tune the mirror design.

By modifying the pitch and height of the spiral by tenths of a millimeter, wind noise was reduced by as much as two decibels.

The Edge clearly is a vehicle for younger buyers. It is not an offroad SUV but is ideally suited for urban and highway driving, and it offers enough distinctive styling to make it attractive for folks looking for something different to put in their driveways.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

 

V-6

 

 BODY

   

Construction

Unibody

Final Assembly Location

Oakville , Ontario

 

 POWERTRAIN AND CHASSIS

 
 

ENGINE

Type

3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6

Manufacturing Location

Lima Engine Plant, Ohio

Configuration

60 degree V6, aluminum block and heads

Intake Manifold

Composite, split plenum

Exhaust Manifold

Cast Iron

Crankshaft

Forged steel

Redline

6700 RPM

Idle Speed in Drive

620 RPM (640 with trailer tow package)

Throttle Body

65mm, electronic

Valvetrain

DAMB, 4 valves per cylinder, intake variable camshaft timing

Valve Diameter

Intake: 37mm; Exhaust: 31mm

Pistons

High temperature cast aluminum alloy with low-friction coated skirts, low tension rings

Connecting Rods

Cracked powder metal

Ignition

Pencil Coil

Bore x stroke

3.6 x 3.4 in/ 92.5 x 86.7 mm

Displacement

213 cu in/ 3.496 cc

Compression ratio

10.3:1

Horsepower

265@ 6250

Horsepower per liter

71.5

Torque

250 lb-ft @ 4500

Recommended fuel

87 Octane

Fuel capacity

20 gallons

Fuel Injection

Sequential multi-port fuel injection

Emission Control

Closed loop with catalyst

Emissions (tailpipe/evaporation)

Federal standards

Fed: Tier 2/Bin5, LEV II

California standards

Calif : ULEV II

Oil Capacity

5.5 quarts, with filter

Recommended Oil

GF4, 5W-20

 

DRIVETRAIN

Layout

FWD (Optional AWD)

 

TRANSMISSION

Standard

6-Speed Automatic

Gear Ratios

1st

4.484

2nd

2.872

3rd

1.842

4th

1.414

5th

1.000

6th

0.742

REV

-2.882

Final Drive

FWD: 2.77; AWD: 3.16

 
 

SUSPENSION

Front

Macpherson strut and L-shaped lower control arm with isolated subframe and stabilizer bar

Rear

Independent suspension with trailing blade, integrated knuckle and lateral links, isolated subframe and stabilizer bar

 

STEERING

Type

Power rack and pinion

Steering column

Tilt-telescope

Ratio

17.7:1

Turns lock-to-lock

3.1

Turning circle curb-to-curb

11.74 m (38.6 ft)

 

BRAKES

Type

4-wheel ABS (4 channel); AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control (RSC®)

Front

Disc

Swept area

FWD (63.1 in 2) AWD (69.79 in 2)

Rear

Disc

Swept area

50.38 in 2

Power assist

Yes

 

TIRES AND WHEELS

 

P235/65R17 all-season BSW on 17x7-in. steel with cover (SE)

P235/65R17 all-season BSW on 17x7.5-in. painted aluminum (SEL, optional SE)

P245/60R18 all-season BSW on 18x7.5-in. painted aluminum or aluminum with chrome (optional SEL)

Recommended tire pressure (front/rear)

35 psi

 

 DIMENSIONS (inches unless otherwise noted) (All dimensions are Preliminary)

 

EXTERIOR

Wheelbase

111.2

Overall length

185.7

Overall width

75.8 excluding mirrors 87.1 including mirrors

Overall height

67.2 (w/o roofrack); 68.9 (w/roofrack)

Track width, front/rear

65.1/64.9

Ground clearance

8.0

Approach angle

16 deg

Departure angle

24.5 deg

Ramp breakover angle

17.3 deg

Cargo Volume behind front row

69.6 cu ft

Cargo Volume behind second row

32.1 cu ft

   

INTERIOR

Seating capacity

5 passenger

Headroom

Front row

40.0 (w/o moonroof); 37.8 (w/moonroof)

Second row

39.3 (w/o moonroof); 38.7 (w/moonroof)

Legroom

Front row

40.7

Second row

39.6

Shoulder room

Front row

58.9

Second row

58.8

Hip room

Front row

54.8

Second row

56.3

 

WEIGHTS AND CAPACITIES (pounds unless otherwise noted)

Maximum towing capacity
(when properly equipped)

Class II (3500 lbs)

Maximum payload (when properly equipped) including 150 lb driver

FWD

FWD: 1077; AWD: 1058

Base curb weight

FWD

4073

AWD

4282

Weight distribution (f/r)

60/40

   

FUEL ECONOMY (city/hwy)

FWD 3.5L V6

18/25

AWD 3.5L V6

17/24

 

 MAJOR STANDARD EQUIPMENT

SE Model

AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™, spoiler, remote keyless entry, manual fold power mirrors, cloth bucket seats, 2nd row 60/40 split-fold-flat bench seats with center head restraint, Side air bags, Safety Canopy™, 3-point belts in all positions, front row height adjustable seat belts, BeltMinder® (front row), Personal Safety System™, child safety locks, LATCH, front and rear floormats, front console, manual air conditioning, power windows with one-touch down driver, power locks, speed control, premium AM/FM/Single CD/MP3 capable audio system and 4 speakers

SEL adds

Fog lamps, 6-way power driver seat, overhead console, premium CDx6 with 9 speakers, steering wheel audio controls, unique Interior treatments, message center/compass, chrome exhaust tips, dual illuminated visors

 

 OPTIONS

Interior

auto-dimming rearview mirror, premium CDx6, audio jack in center console, SIRIUS Satellite radio, rear cargo management system.

SEL only options: Leather seats, 6-way power passenger seat, passenger seat fold flat, heated seats, memory driver seat, remote release on 2nd row fold-flat seats, dual electronic automatic temperature control with air filter, manual fold power heated side mirrors with puddle lamps and memory, audiophile sound, DVD entertainment system, navigation system, redundant climate controls on steering wheel

Exterior

AWD, , Class II trailer tow package, automatic headlamps, roof side rails, 17" painted aluminum wheels, keyless entry pad

SEL only Options: Panoramic Vista Roof™, Reverse Sensing System, 18" chrome clad or painted aluminum wheels

 

 OTHER

Exterior color

Blazing Copper, Crème Brulee, Redfire, Black Clearcoat, Carbon, Dune Pearl, Pewter, Light Sage, Dark Amethyst

Interior trim

Medium Light Stone, Camel, Charcoal Black

 

WARRANTY INFORMATION

Warranty

3-year, 36,000 bumper-to-bumper warranty

 

5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and roadside assistance