Two exciting new vehicles are coming soon, the Ford Edge and the Mazda CX7. But which holds more excitement for me? The Ford version should, because of the blue oval on the front, but the Mazda's inovative engine gets my attention quicker.
I like the Edge, I like it a lot, and it should be the first vehicle to come with the much anticipated 3.5L Duratect DOHC V6. But the Mazda is going to have similar power and better fuel economy from is Direct Injection, Turbocharged I-4 from the Mazdaspeed 6. The Edge will have 250 hp and achieve decent fuel economy for this class, but the Mazda will have 244 hp and achieve slightly better economy.
Since both vehicles are built from essentially the same platform, derived from the Mazda 6, it would be relatively simple for Ford to borrow the high tech/power 4, but the new 3.5 will be a great powertrain also. I like the Ford's styling a little more, but the Mazda's powertrain stirs my soul more.