Where's The Beef?

 Here's Ford's new Edge CUV. It's handsome as far as SUV's go, and I hope it's a success for Ford.

 Of course, it's really just a Mazda CX-7 in Ford duds, but at least it's not immediately apparent that they share platforms.

 The only thing that irks me about the Edge is the weight. This thing is carrying around 600 more pounds than the CX-7. Six hundred pounds! It's got a more powerful engine than the CX-7, but because of the extra poundage it's actually slower, and gets worse fuel mileage too. Hell, it weighs more than the Freestyle, a larger vehicle.

 It would have been nice to have the Ford be the better vehicle, in performance and economy, but it looks like Ford engineers just weren't that clever.
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