the check­list

2016 FORD EDGE

Metro Canada (Winnipeg) - - METRO DRIVE -

The Ba­sics

type. Mid­size, 5-pas­sen­ger, FWD/AWD cross­over

power. 245-hp 2.0-litre Turbo I4, 280-hp 3.5-litre V6, 315-hp 2.7-litre Turbo V6

trans­mis­sion. Six-speed au­to­matic

price. Base $31,999 (plus des­ti­na­tion)

No­table Fea­tures

• 180-de­gree front cam­era, which has its own washer clean­ing sys­tem

• Ad­vanced park as­sist for both per­pen­dic­u­lar and par­al­lel park­ing spa­ces

• Avail­able heated and cooled front seats

• Cargo-area switch flips rear seats for­ward to form a vir­tu­ally flat and vo­lu­mi­nous cargo haul­ing space

Points

• All-new gen­er­a­tion model de­buted in 2015, based on cur­rent Ford Fu­sion plat­form

• Made in Canada, and first Edge model to be ex­ported to Europe

• Stiffer and bet­ter han­dling chas­sis, for­ti­fied Sport model, and stan­dard pad­dle shifters on all mod­els nudge Edge to­ward more in­ten­sive driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ences

Mar­ket po­si­tion

• Slots in the Ford cross­over ros­ter be­tween the smaller Es­cape and slightly larger Ex­plorer

• Roomy and car-like cross­over, for those who don’t need ex­treme 4X4 ca­pa­bil­i­ties, tow­ing, or three rows of seat­ing

• New range-top­ping Ti­ta­nium model de­signed to meet in­creas­ing mar­ket de­mand for more pre­mium feel and fea­tures in small and mid­size crossovers

Mike goetz/for metro

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