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Selected Style 4-Door SE FWD
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door FWD SE 19 27 $26,323 $27,770
4-Door FWD SEL 19 27 $29,057 $31,080
4-Door AWD SEL 18 25 $30,741 $32,930
4-Door FWD Limited 19 27 $32,566 $34,935
4-Door AWD Limited 18 25 $34,250 $36,785
4-Door FWD Sport 19 26 $34,545 $37,110
4-Door AWD Sport 17 23 $36,229 $38,960
FWD 4-Door Base
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 18 25 $26,837 $28,280
FWD 4-Door XLT 18 25 $30,027 $32,095
FWD 4-Door Limited 18 25 $35,268 $37,855
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $28,677 $30,280
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $31,847 $34,095
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,088 $39,855
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,323
$26,837
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,770
$28,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$463 / month
$471 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's 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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification FWD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 40.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 61.0
Front Leg Room (in) 40.7 40.6
Passenger Capacity 5 7
Front Hip Room (in) 54.8 57.3
Second Leg Room (in) 39.6 39.8
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 41.4
Second Hip Room (in) 56.1 56.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.9 61.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108.4 151.7
Third Leg Room (in) - 33.2
Third Hip Room (in) - 40.7
Third Head Room (in) - 37.8
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 50.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.9 7.6
Length, Overall (in) 184.2 197.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 67.0 70.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.2 67.0
Wheelbase (in) 111.2 112.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.0 78.9
Track Width, Front (in) 65.4 67.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 68.9 80.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 21.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 32.2 43.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 18.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.7 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.3 39.2
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P235/65R17 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/65R17 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4056 4557
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 175
Engine
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 285 @ 6500 290 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 253 @ 4000 255 @ 4100
Engine Order Code 99C 998
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.84
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 2.87
Trans Order Code 44J 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.16 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 4.48
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - 1.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Edge Ford Explorer
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.3 1.26
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.9 0.86
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 (2011) 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 9.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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