A brand-new 2.0L EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine is available on all but the Sport models. It utilizes direct injection and turbocharging to make 240 horsepower and 270 lb-feet of torque, all while achieving 24 combined mpg.
Inside, the Edge has comfortable seating for five and 32 cubic feet of cargo room with the rear seats up, more than double that with them folded. Available features include a power liftgate and a Vista Roof that combines a sliding sunroof with a large glass panel over the rear seats.
Standard in Limited and Sport and available in SE and SEL is the new MyFord Touch, which utilizes a combination of 8-inch LCD touchscreen and voice command to control audio and climate systems; the system replaces many traditional knobs and dials and allows drivers quicker, easier access to common devices. MyFord pioneers the use of iTunes tagging, which "captures" a song being played and stores it in memory for later purchase from iTunes. Included in the MyFord interface are two USB ports, three RCA jacks, and a digital media card dock that also accepts a mobile broadband card.
Also available on the 2012 Edge is Ford's Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning with Brake Support. The system detects a potential crash and warns the driver, reduces vehicle speed, and pre-charges the brakes for a quicker stop. The Edge also offers Ford's Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross Traffic Alert, which warns of cars in adjacent lanes and of approaching vehicles when backing out of parking spots.
Finally, for teenaged drivers, MyKey allows Edge owners to program set vehicle speeds and to encourage seatbelt usage with persistent beeping and reduced audio volume.