2012 Ford Edge  RealSafeCars77Safety Rating

#27 of 2012 SUVs

#59 of all 2012 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Ford Edge
The Edge, a mainstay of Ford's lineup since 2007, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. The Ford Edge packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2019. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Ford offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2012 Ford Edge is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2012 Ford Edge has a score of 77, implying a 0.045% chance of driver death (4.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Ford Edge has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0453% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.1779%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0453% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.1779% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Ford Edge is 5% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2012 Ford Edge is 8% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9564Mitsubishi OutlanderToyota RAV4GMC TerrainNissan MuranoHyundai Santa FeVolvo XC60Toyota VenzaAcura RDXToyota HighlanderFord EdgeSubaru OutbackVolvo S60Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Ford Edge with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 95. The 2012 Ford Edge is safer than the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander, the 2012 Toyota RAV4, the 2012 GMC Terrain, the 2012 Nissan Murano, and the 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe and less safe than the 2012 Toyota Highlander, the 2012 Acura RDX, the 2012 Toyota Venza, and the 2012 Volvo XC60. It is about as safe as the 2012 Volvo S60 and the 2012 Subaru Outback.

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