NEW FOR 2010:

– New entry-level SE trim
– Standard premium sound system on Sport
– New available option packages
– Exterior colours: Tuxedo Black Metallic, Ingot Silver Metallic and Red Candy Tinted Metallic added; Black, Brilliant Silver, Red Fire and Dark Ink Blue discontinued
– Interior colours: Blue Suede Interior Appearance Package discontinued; Camel Cloth no longer available on SEL

For 2010, the Ford Edge receives a new entry trim level, the SE, giving the model a new lower starting price. The Sport trim also receives a standard premium sound system. New option packages include the Limited Interior Appearance Package, which adds unique Sienna leather seats, dark brushed aluminum centre stack panel, and premium floor mats with Edge logo; a Leather Comfort Package, optional on the SEL, which adds heated leather seats, and fold-flat front passenger seat with six-way power adjustment; and a Canadian Comfort Package, optional on the SEL, which adds VistaRoof panoramic sunroof and the Leather Comfort Package.

The Edge, which is also the basis for the Lincoln MKX, uses a 3.5-litre V6 with six-speed automatic transmission. The SE is front-wheel drive; the SEL and Limited come in front- or all-wheel drive; and the Sport is all-wheel drive only. The system monitors and predicts traction, and can deliver torque to all four wheels before they begin to slip. It can also transfer torque front-to-rear or side-to-side.

Features on the SE include 17-inch painted alloy wheels, air conditioning, black power Blind Spot mirrors, black door handles, spoiler and rocker mouldings, cloth seats with four-way manual driver adjustment, 60/40 fold-flat rear seat, CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input, Sirius satellite radio, keyless entry, tire pressure monitoring system, cargo management system, cruise control, floor mats, trip computer, overhead console, auto up/down driver’s window, tilt and telescopic steering column, privacy glass, variable intermittent wipers, and two-speed rear washer/wiper.

The SEL adds 18-inch painted alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, body-colour mirrors, handles and mouldings, fog lamps, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, compass, automatic headlamps, auto-dimming rearview mirror, SecuriCode keyless entry, heated seats with six-way power driver’s adjustment, EasyFold rear seat, and six-CD changer.

The Limited adds 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels, body-colour keypad, heated mirrors with puddle lamps, reverse sensing system, leather-trimmed seats, driver’s side memory, six-way power adjustable fold-flat front passenger seat, SYNC, premium sound system, ambient lighting, garage door opener, brushed-aluminum trim and power liftgate.

The Sport builds on the SEL and adds 22-inch alloy wheels, unique front and rear fascias, body-colour door cladding and side rocker skirts, dark metallic headlamp and taillamp treatments, large-diameter exhaust tips, leather-trimmed seats with Alcantara suede inserts, leather-wrapped steering wheel with contrast stitching, premium sound system, SYNC, and dark brushed aluminum accents.

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