• May 2, 2006


Ford has already responded to a safety-conscious market and beefed up the level of standard safety equipment included in the 2007 Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans, and its now apparent the new Edge CUV and its Lincoln MKX counterpart will hit dealer lots with loaded to the roof rack with safety equipment.

Both the Edge and MKX will include the following laundry list of safety features:
-    AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control
-    Dual stage driver and front passenger airbags
-    Seat-mounted side air bags
-    Safety Canopy air curtain system
-    Driver seat positioning sensor
-    Passenger seat occupant classification sensor
-    Load-limiting safety belt retractors and pretensioners
-    Energy absorbing steering wheel, knee bolster and glove box 

Perhaps the best piece of safety equipment the Edge will be packing is its spankin’ new 3.5L V6 that produces 265 hp. Accident avoidance will be much easier with that much squirt on tap.

[Source: Ford]


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      Shawn704
      • 8 Years Ago
      No, the CX-7 is a unique platform and Edge and MKX does not share many parts with it. Edge and MKX is based off the Mazda6's CD3 platform, CX-7 is derived from the CD1 platform, Mazda3 and Volvo S40. CX-7 has the front suspensions of the new Japanese MPV and the rear suspensions of the Mazda5, both using parts of the CD1 platform. Only the CX-9 share platforms with the Edge and MKX, while the CX-9 is riding on a longer platform to accommodate a 3rd row. It's part of Ford's legos strategy, using different parts of several platforms to create a unique one.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm waiting for the cabin to fill up with hardening foam in 7 nanosecond instead of those dangerous airbags. (not a hard movie ref)

      "Accident avoidance will be much easier with that much squirt on tap"

      You're funny.
      • 8 Years Ago
      >Accident avoidance will be much easier with that much squirt on tap

      An ironic comment presumably.
      • 8 Years Ago
      265HP??? That's better than the 250 originally reported and much more competitive.

      As far as the letter names, on Dearborn Street, the letter "F" is used for cars (apparently, Freestyle is a car) and pick 'em up trucks while the letter "E" is for SUV's.... Escape, Edge, Explorer, Expedition, and Extinction.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #7- Yes, same platform as the CX7 and Lincoln MKX. Ford did something here that they should be congratulated for. They aren't making the Edge & CX7 clones in too many ways. The CX7 will not offer the V6, at least not yet, and the Edge will not offer the turbo 4. At some point in the near future, the Edge will get a hybrid version, but it's unknown if the CX7 will.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Is this the same platform as the Mazda CX-7? I hope they both prove to be big sellers, their both pretty darn spiffy looking. Will there be an option cut i4 version? Hybrid? I like it! Now how about they stuff that hot lil 4.6L V8 of theirs under the hood

      --Noah
      • 8 Years Ago
      YEAH, HYUNDAI'S ARE SO ORIGINAL...
      • 8 Years Ago
      I dunno Optimus, the Ford Fedge would sound pretty silly.
      • 8 Years Ago
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      • 8 Years Ago
      The Edge may be the hit that Ford is lookin' for. What happened to their 'all-F' naming scheme? Its also got a lot of good competition in the new Rav4, Murano, a bunch of GMs, new Hyundai Santa Fe, etc.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Very Good. Ford finally remembered the RIGHT way to launch a new model...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Is this the same platform as the Mazda CX-7?

      If so, I'd rather have the 244hp inline 4 than a 265hp V6.

      I hope they both prove to be big sellers, their both pretty darn spiffy looking.

      --Noah
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