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 |  Jun 19 2014, 10:32 AM

Midsize CUV: Ford Edge

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The Ford Edge received top honors in the Midsize SUV category while the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Nissan Murano tied for second place. A midsize crossover SUV with seating for five, the Ford Edge comes standard with a 3.5-liter V6 engine generating 285 hp and 253 lb-ft of torque. A more fuel-efficient, 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine is available with 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive is only available on the V6 engine. There is also a more powerful 3.7-liter V6 on the Ford Edge Sport that generates 305 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. With the EcoBoost engine, the Edge gets 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway while the standard V6 nets 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. The 3.7-liter V6 doesn’t suffer too greatly with the added performance, getting an 18 mpg city, 26 mpg highway rating.

  • chavitz

    From my past observation, J.D. Power is a very dubious and manipulative auto research company. It seems any automaker can pay the company for better publicity in a timely J.D. Power study report. Yeah, J.D. Power uses data from consumers, but how does it get the data, how does it process the data, and is its data subject to public auditing ? No one knows, except J. D. Power itself , because J.D. Power owns and operates its Secret Magic Black Data Box Machine in the name of scientific data-based research.

  • chavitz

    In general, consumer report in auto quality publishing is way more objective and trustworthy

  • Louis

    Both are superficial representations of actual vehicle quality.

  • Max Bork

    Actually no, Consumer Reports is actually reports from consumers and can not be bought ….

  • chavitz

    Well you are talking about superficial representation, which I think is as far as a data-based study/report can go, but I’m here talking about Hoax.