When the Ford Edge was introduced in the 2007 model year, it marked a clear departure for Ford away from their traditional truck-based SUVs to a modern crossover platform. Nevertheless, the five-passenger 2008 Edge delivers average gas mileage for its size.
While the Edge is less stingy with gas than its stablemate, the Ford Escape Hybrid, it takes the lead when it comes to options like the voice-activated SYNC communication and media system, rear seat DVD system, and Panoramic Vista Roof.
The 2008 Ford Edge is fitted with a 3.5 liter V-6 engine producing 265 horsepower and 250 foot pounds of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
The Edge will become significantly more fuel efficient in the near future, as Ford rolls out its new engine technology. With direct injection, the 20% increase in the Edge’s gas mileage ratings will be most welcome.
Ford Edge Gas Mileage – 2007-2010
|2010||FORD||EDGE AWD||6 cylinder||3.5 liter||R||(A6) Auto||17||23|
|2010||FORD||EDGE FWD||6 cylinder||3.5 liter||R||(A6) Auto||18||25|
|2009||FORD||EDGE AWD||6 cylinder||3.5 liter||R||(L6) Auto||15||22|
|2009||FORD||EDGE FWD||6 cylinder||3.5 liter||R||(L6) Auto||17||24|
|2008||FORD||EDGE AWD||6 cylinder||3.5 liter||R||(L6) Auto||15||22|
|2008||FORD||EDGE FWD||6 cylinder||3.5 liter||R||(L6) Auto||16||24|
|2007||FORD||EDGE AWD||6 cylinder||3.5 liter||R||(L6) Auto||17||24|
|2007||FORD||EDGE FWD||6 cylinder||3.5 liter||R||(L6) Auto||18||25|
Note: the EPA tweaked their testing procedure, starting with the 2008 model year, with the end result being that the 2008 MPG estimates are now lower than previous years. As always, YMMV.
- by Daniel Gray
January 29th, 2008
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