Tag: ti-vct

By on August 23, 2010

Okay, everybody, take out your old Waitresses or Bouncing Souls songbooks, and sing along with me:

I know what girls like
I know what chicks want
I know what girls like
Girls like
…the Ford Edge.

Ford’s rolled 400,000 Edges out the door since the model was introduced five years ago. For reasons I cannot understand, it completely obliterated the Flex and the Freestyle/Taurus X at dealerships, outselling them combined by a factor of two or three in most months. Half of the Edges sold are registered to women, which likely means that far more than half of them were selected by, and are driven by, women. According to Ford, among buyers in this segment, “styling” ranks as the #5 reason to buy a vehicle, but Edge buyers rank “styling” as the number one reason they chose one.

So here’s the new one. Ford has made a solid effort to address the Edge’s shortcomings. It has more power, less weight (in some models), better brakes, and a much higher-quality interior. The dynamic package is significantly improved, and I had the chance to test that in a literally life-threatening situation, as we’ll see below. None of this will matter too much to the Coach-bag set, however. They’ll be blown-away by the new “myFord Touch” system… and if you care at all about the state of in-car electronics, you will be, too.
(Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • probert: My guess – kind of like a diesel – 200hp and 200+ torque. But we’ll never know….
  • 2manycars: I’m not really sure how I would feel about the Chinamen buying Jeep. At least Jeep would no longer...
  • Timothy Cain: I’m actually with Eastlink, so I survived that outage. No, I was just in a dead spot Sunday....
  • Tstag: According to the FT FCA have also been talking to TATA. In many ways a TATA FCA merger could work. Fiat could...
  • Fred: No matter which wheels do the driving I’ll have snow tires.

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Staff