In its second generation, Ford updated the Edge with new engines and revised body styling. The biggest change comes in the dashboard, with the MyFord Touch interface.
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Ford gave the Edge a more rounded look in the front, and used black cross bars for the grille in this Sport trim version. The smoothing of metal occurs all the way around the car.
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A nice new touch are these LED parking lights set into the front fascia.
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The Ford Sport's engine is a 3.7-liter V-6 producing 305 horsepower. Other versions of the Edge use a 3.5-liter V-6.
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Fitting into the typical crossover configuration, the Edge has seating for five and cargo room in the rear.
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These 22-inch wheels come standard with the Sport-trimmed Edge.
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Our car came with all-wheel drive, with front-wheel-drive being another option. The ride felt taut, reasonably damping out bumps while staying stable in the turns.
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Although not massive, there is a enough room in the cargo area for five suitcases.
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Ford radically revised the interior with the MyFord interface. Along with the 8-inch LCD on the center stack, there are two smaller LCDs in the instrument cluster.
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The four-way controllers on the steering wheel spokes cycle through the different displays on the instrument cluster.
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Ford calls the six-speed automatic transmission in the Edge Sport SelectShift. Although it still uses a torque converter, this transmission has been refined for quicker shifts, meaning less power loss.
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Next to the speedometer are two LCD screens; the left shows vehicle information and the right contains infotainment.
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This fuel economy screen on the left gives real-time miles per gallon. The screen can also show torque distribution or detailed trip information.
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Without the navigation option, this right hand display shows a compass as one of its four potential screens.
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The right-hand display can also show audio information, such as what is currently playing on a connected iPod.
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With the Sony premium audio system, standard in the Edge Sport, the car gets a touch panel below the main LCD.
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The Sync screen gives information about connecting to Sync Traffic, Directions, and Information.
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The Ford Edge gets HD radio, with the ability to tag songs to a connected iPod.
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There are two USB ports in the car, letting you connect a variety of MP3 players. Other audio sources include Bluetooth streaming audio and satellite radio.
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The Sony premium audio system includes 12 speakers and 390 watts of amplification, which produces a well-balanced sound.
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As with previous Sync-equipped vehicles, you can see a paired phone's contact list on the LCD, and place calls by saying a contact's name.
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Along with the rearview camera, the Edge can also be had with blind-spot detection and adaptive cruise control.
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