Ford Edge Test Drive

Camping in the Ford Edge

Camping in the Ford EdgeI enjoyed the 2013 Ford Edge so much when I drove it to my wedding last month, I borrowed it again for our camping trip this week.

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This time, instead of Tuxedo Black, we went with Ruby Red.

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It's great for highway driving and roomy as heck. We fit two tents, six sleeping bags, a propane BBQ, a propane stove, a big cooler, chairs, food and clothes for four people and assorted camping essentials without a problem.

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We had the Edge index my 427 song playlist and never heard the same song twice there or back. That was awesome.

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The Month of Cars: Chevy, Ford, Infiniti and Hyundai

The Month of CarsThere's been an abundance of automobiles in my life this month.

It began with an invitation from Chevy to attend a retreat in a 2014 Chevrolet Impala. I took my buddy Elvis and we had a blast.

Then, for my wedding, Ford kindly lent me a 2013 Ford Edge in tuxedo black. It was perfectly roomy for hauling a ton of stuff to and from the venue.

Last week, I zipped around the city in a 2013 Infiniti M37xS. It was great fun to experience such luxury after 13 years in a Mazda Protege.

Now, I'm driving a Hyundai Genesis Sedan and my son and I have a road trip to Huntsville planned. I'm told there's a "blood-pumping" 348 hp from the 3.8 GT engine. I'll report back how it all went.

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No, this isn't the new normal, just a perfect storm of test drives that has left my old beater feeling neglected. The month of cars is winding down.

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Ford Edge Saves My Life (But Not Literally)

2013 Ford Edge in Tuxedo BlackOne of the things about planning your own wedding is that you've got to personally deliver a ton of stuff to the venue. I'm talking about liquor, beer, pop, juice, cupcakes, charger plates, table clothes, centerpieces, etc. I can't imagine how many trips in my old Mazda it would take.

Luckily for us, I was driving a 2013 Ford Edge this past week and this crossover has loads of space.

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In addition to being roomy, the Edge was great fun to drive. It's quiet, peppy and loaded with fun perks like keyless entry and start, a rear cam and blind spot warnings.

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Then there's the entertainment centre... I might miss that most of all.

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2013 Ford Edge in Tuxedo Black

2013 Ford Edge in Tuxedo BlackI just picked up my ride for the wedding. It's a Tuxedo Black 2013 Ford Edge that's fully loaded. The retail price for the 2013 Ford Edge is $36,499 but this version is $43,279.

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I've only had it for about 45 minutes but already I've programmed in my Lithium and Howard Stern stations on SiriusXM and synced my phone. Ford tells me this 305-horsepower 3.7L Ti-VCT V6 is the most powerful in its class. I can't wait to see what she can do...

My ride for the next week

And really, I'm just loving the fact I'll be wearing a tuxedo while driving a new car that's Tuxedo Black. That will likely never happen again.

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