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in 2012 Affordable Midsize SUVs

Avg. Price Paid: $18,869 - $30,277
Original MSRP: $27,770 - $38,960
MPG: 19 City / 27 Hwy
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Used Car: 2012 Ford Edge Review

Review Last Updated: 9/2/14

The 2012 Ford Edge gets great fuel economy with its available EcoBoost engine, though it falls short with electronic features that reviewers said are difficult to use.

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The 2012 Edge is available with one of two V6 engine choices, both of which reviewers said have ample power. New for 2012 was a turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, and while auto journalists noted that V6-powered models are quicker, they still said that the EcoBoost engine gives the Edge impressive acceleration. A six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive are standard, and all-wheel drive is available. With the base V6 engine, the 2012 Edge returns an EPA-estimated 19/27 mpg city/highway, which is fairly good among two-row midsize SUVs. With the EcoBoost engine, the Edge is rated at 21/30 mpg, which is very good for the class. As a whole, reviewers said the Edge delivers a comfortable ride and controlled handling. Some critics thought the Edge's steering feels a bit heavy, while others wrote that it is well-weighted and precise.

Auto journalists said the 2012 Ford Edge has a handsome and well-constructed cabin, though many complained that the available MyFord Touch infotainment system is slow to respond to user inputs. Most agreed that the front seats are supportive and spacious, and some added that forward visibility is good thanks to a low dashboard. The rear seats were also praised for their comfort, though a couple critics noted that they would be more comfortable if they were mounted a bit higher. A six-speaker stereo, an auxiliary input and reclining rear seats are standard in the 2012 Edge. Available features include Ford's voice-activated SYNC system with Bluetooth and a USB port, the MyFord Touch infotainment system, dual-zone automatic climate control, navigation and a rearview camera. At 68.9 cubic feet, the Edge's cargo space is comparable to what other two-row midsize SUVs offer.

When it was new, the 2012 Ford Edge won our Best 2-Row Midsize SUV for the Money and Best 2-Row Midsize SUV for Families awards.  

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Other SUVs to Consider

When it was new, the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee won reviewers over with its upscale cabin materials and handsome design. Test drivers were also impressed with its composed on-road driving dynamics, strong off-road capability and powerful base V6 engine.

The 2012 Ford Flex is a bit larger than the Edge, has three rows of seats and offers a bit more cargo space. Reviewers liked the Flex's adult-friendly third row and said that its available EcoBoost V6 engine makes it fairly quick for the class.

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