In 2006 Ford was gearing up for a change. Its Freestyle (a two-door Taurus variant) was sputtering on the sales charts, and heavy competition from Toyota and General Motors loomed in the distance. The company needed a new crossover to keep up with public demands - and so it created the Edge.
This was a wise decision. The Ford Edge has since become a North American staple, earning steady sales and countless safety awards during its short span. It’s also only featured two generations, a unique achievement in an auto world dominated by constant upgrades, updates, and changes.
2007 to 2010
This model featured a Mazda CX-9 platform, complete with 3.5L V6 engine, transverse front-wheel drivetrain, and five-door styling. It had two rows of seating (compared to most three-row crossover options) and was available in SE, SEL, Limited, and Sport trim packages.
2010 to 2015
The second generation of the Edge maintained its CX-9 style. It simply paired this with fascia tweaks (such as a new grille and new headlamp formations) and MyFordTouch capabilities. Engine options expanded to include a 2.0L EcoBoost, a 3.5L Duratec V6, and a 3.7L Duratec V6. Trim levels remained the same, although they each boasted improved features, such as: aluminum wheels, leather seats, and LCD displays. An extra row of seating was also offered.
The differences between the Edge’s first and second generations prove minor, with Ford maintaining the integrity of its original design - and the Key West team knows this to be the right choice. This crossover delivers power, performance, and adaptability. Why fix what isn’t broken?
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