By James Bergeron
Day 1:

2007 Ford Edge SEL AWD
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Back to reality and into the Ford Edge this week, Ford’s new entry into the crossover segment. Sales of the Ford Edge have been strong since released just a few months ago and with striking good looks and a well laid out interior I can certainly understand why this vehicle is taking off.

The Edge starts at a base price of $32,999 for the SE FWD model, which on the surface seems rather pricey for an entry-level crossover vehicle. But when you take a closer look at what the base model offers you come to realize it is loaded up to a level where some crossovers end.

2007 Ford Edge SEL AWD
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My test model is a fully loaded SEL with all-wheel drive, Sirius satellite radio and DVD-based navigation system, bringing the grand total as-tested price to over $43,000.

The interior of my tester is lined with black leather, including heated driver and passenger seats. My tester is also equipped with a refreshing panoramic sunroof which covers nearly the entire roof area of the Edge, a $1700 option that includes side airbags and a premium package.

The Edge is offered with only one engine, a 3.5L V6 producing 265hp and 250lb/ft of torque. Ford has mated this to a 6-speed automatic transmission in order to reduce fuel consumption and as a result the Natural Resources Canada ratings for this vehicle are 13.0 / 8.5 litres per 100km (city/highway).

Also included on my tester is a reverse sensing system to aid you when parking, 18″ painted wheels and a class II trailer tow package which allows the Edge to tow up to 1587kg (3500lbs).

I’m looking forward to putting this new model through its paces this week; so far I am impressed by the styling and initial impressions of the interior are high as well.

2007 Ford Edge SEL AWD
MSRP as tested: $43,849

For more information on Ford and the Edge visit Ford Canada

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