Re: Anyone planning to order a Ford Flex?
Once Ford comes out with a 3.0L EcoBoost V6 that has the same output as the 3.7L in the newer Lincoln MXS sedan (270ish), the Edge should easily get 28mpg city in FWD form. I do believe they plan to put an EcoBoost 3.5L into the 2010 F150 that puts around 300hp, so it would only be logical to continue the trend to other models.
Now, if Ford moves up to diesel power, they could really make a killing here. Putting in a 2.5-2.8L TD I4 or I5 could easily achieve 30mpg in combined city & highway driving. I think this is where Mercedes went too far, as the 3.0L diesel is a nice smooth engine, it only averages 25mpg in their light M320 SUV. Ford already has a good platform, they just need the proper engine.
'00 Durango R/T 360ci 290hp (modded); 138,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 44,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 13,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
Amsoil in all vehicles!