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2012 Ford Edge

2012 Ford Explorer

  2012 Ford Edge 2012 Ford Explorer
MSRP
$27,770
$28,280
Invoice $26,323 $26,837
MPG
City/Highway
17/27 17/25
Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2012 Ford Edge rises to the top of the five-seat crossover niche with forward-thinking technology and a gas-saving EcoBoost option. Read Full Review It's a rifle shot at the heart of the crossover market: the 2012 Ford Explorer gives any SUV loyalist a reason to leap off their very high horse. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • EcoBoost has V-6 strength, 30-mpg rating
  • MyFord Touch feels like an iPhone
  • Back seat is spacious for adults
  • V-6 accelerates strongly
  • Lots of available luxury features

Dislikes:

  • MyFord Touch requires learning, patience
  • Jerky throttle response
  • Pricey in Limited and Sport trim

Likes:

  • Great mix of SUV, crossover cues
  • Cabin is spacious, with plenty of headroom
  • Electric steering is wired for fun
  • MyFord Touch breaks down new tech walls
  • Gas mileage up strongly, EcoBoost or no

Dislikes:

  • A soft-roader with less dirt under its nails
  • MyFord Touch's glitches and learning curve
  • EcoBoost costs more, not less, than V-6
  • Second-row bench seat needs a lifestyle lift
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