2015 Ford Edge Titanium (CNET On Cars, Episode 70)

Brian Cooley reports that Ford's revised Edge hasn't lost its own, how to spot a flooded car (and run the other way), electric turbos are coming and the top 5 cars for high resale value.

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In this episode:

  • 2015 Ford Edge Titanium : The first all new Ford Edge is done well, except for one glaring letdown.
  • Smarter Driver: How to spot -- and avoid -- a flooded car.
  • Car Tech 101: Electric turbochargers are coming soon. Here's why they matter to you.
  • Email: Upgrade the wheels on your car, but how big is too big?
  • Top 5: Best cars for resale value down the road.

The new Ford Edge is a big deal, as it's one of the most popular and iconic crossovers on the US market. Sales of this type of vehicle are up big in the last year or so, yet Ford resisted any temptation to make the Edge a much larger vehicle (partly because its line is already clogged with crossovers and SUVs). But they did make the smallest, most efficient engine standard even though its a more costly part.

Flooded cars remain the bane of buyers, especially if the car is late model used and may have moved around a title washing state before it got to a lot near you. Nothing kills your car's tech like an infusion of salt water, so watch this segment and remember it.

I got a great email from a viewer in the Philippines who wants to bump up the wheel size on this Honda City, a project many of you want to take on. I lay out the five things you need to think about before you get down to the fun part: What wheel design do you want?

Here's a peek at the cars I've lined up for CNET On Cars over the next few episodes:

  • Mercedes S550 plug-in hybrid
  • Ford Shelby GT350R
  • Jeep Renegade
  • Range Rover Sport SVR
  • Acura NSX