The 2012 Ford Edge is currently considered as one of the most in demand SUV models for this year. This is because the Edge offers a lot of features that are not readily found on other SUVs in its class. In fact, the 2012 Ford Edge SE which is usually viewed as the base and the cheapest model of this year’s line-up is equipped with the best standard equipments in its class. In addition to this, the engine used on the 2012 Ford Edge SE is reliable and capable of producing the power output needed by the vehicle to perform the tasks of towing and hauling heavier loads.
The 2012 Ford Edge SE is presently equipped with either a 3.5-liter V-6 or a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder “Ecoboost” engine. The 3.5-liter V-6 engine is capable of producing 285 horsepower and 253 lb.-ft. of torque while the 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder “EcoBoost” engine produces 240 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque. Both of these engines are mated to a standard 6-speed automatic transmission. The V-6 engine powered Edge SE is offered with the all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive system but the EcoBoost powered model is only available with the front-wheel drive system.
Aside from the powerful engine the 2012 Ford Edge SE is also loaded with a number of standard equipments such as the 17-inch alloy wheels, integrated blind spot mirrors, cruise control, and tinted windows. In addition to this, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel that is equipped with audio controls, six-speaker sound system with CD player, and reclining rear seats are also found on the 2012 Ford Edge SE.
Ford is also offering the Convenience package on the Ford Edge SE. This package adds a few more equipments such as the rear parking sensors, automatic-dimming rearview mirror, exterior keyless entry pad, and the automatic headlights. A number of individual equipments are also offered as optional features and this includes the electronics interface from ford which is dubbed as the SYNC and the satellite radio.
Compared to its predecessor, the 2012 Ford Edge SE still remains the same. Its exterior and interior design still looks the same. However, the 2012 Ford Edge SE is now offered with two engine options while its predecessor is only offered with one type of engine. In addition to this, previous year’s version of the Ford Edge SE is cheaper compared to the 2012 model. The current invoice price of the 2012 Ford Edge SE is around $26,306 and its MSRP is around $27,750 and these are few hundred dollars higher than the previous year’s invoice price of $26,194 and MSRP of $27,640.