2012 Ford Edge

MSRP $27,770 - $38,960

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7.8

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2012 Ford Edge Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 18, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Placed right above the Ford Escape, the Ford Edge is a perfect midsize crossover for a small family. Ford offers more than four SUVs in that range in various sizes and styles. The Edge stands in the midsize segment and is a capable five-seater crossover SUV that got a major overhaul for 2011 MY, and this already beloved SUV after the redesign just becomes even better.

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Pros

The V6 engine offers punchy acceleration

Composed ride quality

Ample of standard features with available luxury features

Cons

MyFord system is hard to get used to

Expensive higher trims

Sluggish response from the transmission

What's New?

One of the major changes brought to the 2012 Ford Edge, is the new turbocharged EcoBoost Inline-4 engine

Aerodynamic revamp for EcoBoost versions


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$27770

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

136 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

213 cu.in.

horsepower

285 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

253 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

transmission

6 speed automatic w/OD and auto manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

111.2 in.

length

184.2 in.

width

76 in.

height

67 in.

curb weight

4056 lbs.

ground clearance

7.9 in.

capacity

passenger volume

108.4 cu ft.

cargo volume

68.9 cu ft.

towing capacity

2000 lbs.

payload capacity

909 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.1 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

16 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

19/23/27 mpg

highway range

486 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

SE$27,770 onwards

SEL$31,080 onwards

Limited$34,935 onwards

Sport$37,110 onwards

Colors and Styles

2012 Ford Edge in Dark Blue Metallic color
Dark Blue Metallic

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Ratings

Pricing and Feature

6.0

Features

7.5

Engine and Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

7.0

Safety

8.0

Competition

9.0

7.8

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.8

Overall Rating


Speaking of exterior looks, it is hands down the best-looking crossover in its class. Moreover, it rivals the likes of other SUVs like the Nissan Murano, Hyundai Santa Fe, and Honda Crosstour.


7.5/10
Features

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety


2012 Ford Edge Features

7.5/10

The 2012 Ford Edge is offered in four trim levels with a base price of $27,770. The base trim is the SE trim and is the only trim that comes with scantily equipped features, the rest all come with a handful of standard features. The mid-trim SEL comes well equipped, and as you move up the trims, the addition of luxury appointments makes the Edge more comfortable and premium than ever. The most premium trim is the Limited trim which comes at $34,935 and the Sport trim comes at $37,110, and just as the name suggests, it is more of a performance-oriented trim.

Trim

SE

SEL

Limited

Sport

MSRP(FWD)

$27,770

$31,080

$34,935

$37,110

MSRP (AWD)

$29,620

$32,930

$36,785

$38,960

Key Features

Standard V6 engine

Add/Replaces Features of SE trim: Dusk sensing headlamps

Add/Replaces Features of SEL trim: 12 speaker sound system

Add/Replaces Features of Limited: Flat folding rear seats

 

Tire Pressure Monitoring system

Dual-zone front climate control

Rearview camera

22-inch Polished alloy wheels

 

6-speaker audio system

8-way power-adjustable Driver's seat

Wood trim on dash

6-way power-adjustable passenger seat

 

Heated mirrors

Rear parking sensors

Universal Remote transmitter

Steering mounted controls

 

Fabric upholstery

Digital keypad power door locks

Heated Front seats

Privacy tinted rear windows

 

Cruise Control

Dual-zone electronic air conditioning 

Leather Upholstery

Dual speed rear wiper with washer

 

Cargo Net

Remote keyless entry

Illuminated entry

Bi-functional projector-beam halogen headlamps

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The SEL trim is the best choice to go for as it comes with slightly more features than the standard which makes it more comfortable and the Limited trim is the most luxurious trim, which comes with more use of premium materials, but the cost feels a bit too much, so the best choice would be SEL trim.

2012 Ford Edge Engine and Performance

9.0/10

The turbocharged Inline-4 engine producing 240 horsepower is a $995 option for the 2012 Ford Edge, while this engine is a perfect combination of power and efficiency EPA estimated figures suggest that in the real world one would save just about $250 on fuel option for this engine, which is something that Ford might have already figured out as the standard engine in the Edge is still the 3.5-liter V6 engine which makes 285 horsepower and 253 pound-feet of torque.

It comes paired with a six-speed automatic transmission which does the work efficiently, FWD is standard on all models, while one can opt for the available AWD for all the trims, this AWD system also adds up to 200 pounds. Moreover, 60 MPH with the standard engine comes up at 6.8 seconds and it does a quarter-mile run in 15.4 seconds and maxes out at 131 mph.

Models

2012 Ford Edge

2012 Hyundai Santa Fe

2012 Nissan Murano

2012 Honda Crosstour

MSRP

$27,770

$26,225

$29,960

$33,090

Engine

3.5-liter naturally aspirated V6

3.5-liter Naturally Aspirated V6

3.5-liter naturally aspirated V6

3.5-liter naturally aspirated V6

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

6-speed automatic 

6-speed automatic

CVT

5-speed automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

285 HP @ 6,500 RPM

276 HP @ 6,300 RPM

260 HP @ 6,000 RPM

271 HP @ 6,200 RPM

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

253 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

248 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM

240 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM

254 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM

0-60 MPH (seconds)

6.8

6.6

8.5

7.1

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

15.4

15.0

16.5

15.3

Top-Speed (MPH)

131

134

131

140

Among the competition, the Ford has the most power and also the most torque, it offers just 1 pound-feet less torque than the Honda. On the other hand, the 2012 Crosstour has the highest top speed of 140 mph. Hyundai is the fastest to 60 MPH which takes 6.6 seconds and the fastest car to quarter-mile as well clocking 15 seconds. On the other hand, both Nissan Murano and Ford Edge share the same top speed of 131 mph.

2012 Ford Edge Fuel Economy

7.0/10

If you are worried about the rising gas prices, then Ford has the optional Ecoboost engine, which with the help of a turbocharger gives you power like a V6 and fuel economy of an Inline-4. The standard V6, however, returns average fuel economy figures. EPA estimates suggest that the V6 would return 19/27/22 MPG for city/highway/combined cycles respectively. It comes with an 18-gallon fuel tank that allows for an overall range of just about 400 miles, which is slightly less than the average range that rivals of the segment offer.

Models

2012 Ford Edge

2012 Hyundai Santa Fe

2012 Nissan Murano

2012 Honda Crosstour

MPG (City)

19

20

18

18

MPG (Highway)

27

26

24

26

MPG (Combined)

22

23

20

21

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

18

18

21.7

18.5

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

342/486/396

360/468/414

391/521/434

333/481/388.5

The Nissan Murano with a bigger fuel tank of 21.7-gallons allows for a better range than the rest in every driving condition as the MPG figures of the rest are identical to each other. Nissan also has the least fuel-efficient engine, whereas Hyundai offers a better overall fuel economy figure than Ford and Honda. It returns a fuel economy of 20 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway, and a combined 23 mpg.

2012 Ford Edge Interior

8.0/10

Skipping on the third row, the 2012 Ford Edge comes with two rows of seating, and they offer best-in-class second-row legroom, these are the words of Ford. Upfront you get a set of bucket seats, which in the base trim come with power adjustment for the driver, while higher trim offers power adjustability for both front occupants.

The seats are comfortable and offer a relaxing drive whether long or short, the rear row also offers immense space for adults, and even opting for the optional Vista roof, provides more style to the cabin without cutting off much headroom. The wagon-style body also plays an important role in providing space inside for the occupants. Having said that, it offers a trunk capacity of 32.2 cubic feet.

Models

2012 Ford Edge

2012 Hyundai Santa Fe

2012 Nissan Murano

2012 Honda Crosstour

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

40/ 58.9/ 40.7

40.2/ 59.5/ 42.6

40.1/ 59.6/ 43.6

39.5/ 57.8/ 42.2

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

39.3/ 58.7/ 39.6

39.6/ 58.6/ 36.8

39.4/ 58.7/ 36.3

37.5/ 56.2/ 37

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

32.2

34.2

31.6

25.7

Cutting off a bit of cargo space, just like Ford mentioned Edge offers the most amount of legroom in the second row of seating. While the Honda remains the most cramped in the rear seats and also has a smaller trunk of 25.7 cubic feet, the Hyundai Santa Fe leads the segment with a total trunk volume of 34.2 cubic feet, which is more than the rest of the SUVs.

Some of the key interior features are:

  • Power-adjustable driver seat
  • Leather-upholstery bucket seats
  • 60/40 split fold-flat rear bench seat
  • Leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning

How intuitive is the 2012 Ford Edge’s infotainment unit?

The standard infotainment system available in the Edge SE, and SEL trim is a basic SYNC system that comes with a CD player AM/FM auxiliary jack input for your tunes. The SYNC system also offers Bluetooth connectivity which allows the driver to control phone functions via voice command.

Making its debut in the higher trims of the Edge is the MyFord touch system which replaces the old knobs and buttons with a high-resolution touch screen display, this system controls the climate control, audio, and phone functions all with the help of the touchscreen and steering mounted controls. The user interface is a bit tricky to get the hang of, but once you do it becomes quite easy to operate even while driving, other infotainment features include:

  • 8.0-inch touchscreen system (optional)
  • 4.2-inch LCD cluster screen
  • Voice-activated communications and entertainment system
  • 6-speaker sound system
  • HD Radio with SiriusXM satellite radio subscription for six months
  • Turn-by-turn navigation with real-time traffic
  • Bluetooth phone streaming, SD card reader

2012 Ford Edge Exterior

7.0/10

The simple and plain design stays with the 2012 Ford Edge, even after an overhaul for the 2011 model. The design gets sharper with more pronounced fenders and sharper taillights and body lines which give the car a more crisp look. The front grille also gets a more deep design which makes it look more like the grille of a Volkswagen.

Coming to the exterior dimensions, the Ford Edge takes a sweet spot in terms of length of 184.2 inches. However, in terms of width, it is the widest car in its segment measuring a width of 76 inches. It has a height of 67 inches which is the same as the Nissan Murano. Both SUVs also sport a wheelbase of 111.2 inches. Overall the Edge seems to be bigger and more elegant than ever before. 

Models

2012 Ford Edge

2012 Hyundai Santa Fe

2012 Nissan Murano

2012 Honda Crosstour

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,056

3,902

3,889

4070

Length (inches)

184.2

184.1

189.9

196.8

Width (inches)

76

74.4

74.1

74.7

Height (inches)

67

67.9

67

65.7

Ground Clearance (inches)

7.9

8.1

7.4

6.2

Wheelbase (inches)

111.2

106.3

111.2

110.1

In terms of weight, the Nissan Murano is the lightest, but it comes with a lower ground clearance of 7.4 inches. Hyundai and Ford have enough ground clearance that they can easily crawl over a few high obstacles but the former sports a smaller wheelbase of 106.3 inches. However, the Ford is a wide SUV which would make it a bit tough to fit in tight spaces. 

Some of the key exterior features of the 2012 Ford Edge are:

  • Auto on/off headlamps w/wiper activation
  • Door cladding
  • Rear spoiler
  • Unique dual oval chrome exhaust tips
  • 22-inch Polished Aluminum wheels (top trim)

2012 Ford Edge Safety

8.0/10

Every manufacturer looks after the safety of their occupants, nowadays we rarely come across cars that do not perform well in terms of safety or are less equipped when it comes to the inclusion of safety features and tech, the Ford Edge is no exception, in the tests conducted by the government agencies like NHTSA it scored four out of five stars in the overall crash test rating, whereas IIHS gave it its title of ‘Top Safety Pick’.

The standard list of safety features include an array of airbags, with ABS, traction, and stability control standard fitting, alongside a few advanced safety features which are available as options on the lower trims and come as standard on higher trims, these include:

  • S.O.S post-crash alert system
  • Hill-start assist
  • MyKey system
  • Personal safety system
  • Rearview camera with reverse parking sensors

2012 Ford Edge Final Verdict

The 2011 model brought with it some much-needed changes to the car, and the 2012 Ford Edge just makes it even better, with more space, a fuel-efficient Ecoboost engine, and more luxurious and modern features fitted in the SUV, the Ford Edge remains one of the most beloved choices in the midsize crossover SUV segment and if you are looking for a fun-filled crossover for you family, the Ford Edge would be an ideal choice.

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