The Good Sync delivers excellent voice command and personal electronics integration in the 2012 Ford Edge. Sirius Travel Link brings in useful data such as traffic and weather information and gas prices. The 2-liter EcoBoost engine does not lack for power, but at the same time puts fuel economy in the mid-20s.
The Bad The MyFord Touch onscreen interface is poorly laid out and the buttons are often slow to respond.
The Bottom Line The 2012 Ford Edge, with the EcoBoost engine, makes for a very practical family hauler, with a useful range of cabin electronics. The cabin tech interface might be flawed, but Ford has a fix on the way.
2012 Ford Edge Limited
In the interest of pushing the technological edge, Ford has not been above taking risks. Collaborating with Microsoft on Sync turned out well. The initial release of MyFord Touch, not so much.
And now we have the four-cylinder EcoBoost engine, a direct-injection turbocharged 2-liter in the relatively large 2012 Ford Edge. Much could have gone wrong with that formulation. The engine might not have made enough power to push the Edge's 4,000 pounds convincingly. Or the fuel economy might have been no better than Ford's 3.5-liter V-6.