The most notable change to the exterior design of the car is the grille. Previously, the grille was a three bar unit and now is deeper and anchored to a Ford oval badge at the center. The 2012 Ford Edge SUV Crossover is available in several trims which include limited, SE and SEL trims. The grille is bright chrome in some of these trims, which makes the SUV seem more like a truck than a family SUV. This is, however, one of the attributes of this car that makes it one of the most competitive cars in the market.
The wheel choice has been increased in the various trims. One has the option of choosing from either 17 inch painted aluminum wheels, 18 inch painted chrome or aluminum and finally 22 inch chrome, which is only available in the SE and limited models. Both the dashboard and the door panels have some extra accents that make it softer and more elegant. The steering wheel has five way controls that make it easy to control the operations of the car, without removing your hands from the wheel. As part of the My Ford touch system, the 2012 Ford Edge SUV Crossover comes with a drivers touch screen that has an array of functions ranging from the side mirror buttons to the rear view mirror buttons. The center stack has also undergone a makeover and now has soft touch knobs that can be said to resemble the ones on a home stereo system.<./p>
The 2012 Ford Edge SUV Crossover comes with a standard 3.5 L V 6 engine that produces 285 horse power and 253 lb-ft of torque. The sport model of the same car has a much more powerful engine. It comes with a standard 3.7 L V 6 engine that produces 305 horse power and 280lb-ft of torque. The engines come with a standard six-speed automatic transmission with the all-wheel drive being optional. The 2012 Ford Edge SUV Crossover is the first Ford to be introduced with the new Ford Sync system that has several other technologies integrated into it. The capabilities of this system are just unbelievable. The Edge is available in a number of pigments for the exterior to include ingot silver, mineral gray, tuxedo black, ginger ale, white platinum tri-coat, white suede, deep impact blue, Kodiak brown and ruby red and the interior can be availed in light stone, charcoal black and Sienna. The best aspect about the system is that you can enter an entire address into the system via a command and the car will intuitively direct you. The system also comes with a touch screen that has an easy to use interface.