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The Ford Edge 3.5V6 and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1588 kg is a good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
5th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

72%

1588 kg 2192 kg
85 kg


Score 7.9


20%

Good

  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts

Bad

  • Usability highest gear
  • Best pulling power at high revs


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Verdict

The Ford Edge 3.5V6 and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1588 kg is an excellent combination for all journeys on all kinds of roads.

Weight

The chance of snaking is relatively small at normal speed, if the caravan is well loaded.

Flat roads

The performances of the engine of this outfit are in general good. Under most conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 5th gear, by giving the engine plenty of throttle. In that case the engine runs approximately 2200 rpm. In a headwind or for example on a crossover there is no need to downshift immediately.

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) driving is easily possible in the 4th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 63 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 3th gear). In the 3th gear the top speed is 85 mph (5765 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 28%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 21% not to drive.

Attention: This car can easily drive much faster with the caravan than is safe. So always keep an eye on your speed!


Results

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Weight
Towing limit
1588 kg
Weight ratio
72%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1588 kg / 2192 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
n.a.
Advise
85 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
7.9
Infuence pay load
20%
Flat roads
Top speed
102 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
96 mph
Speed in practice
96 mph (4th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
17 sec. - (max. 13.2 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
11.3 sec. - (max. 7.4 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
3th gear: 5 sec. (max. 2.9 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (6th) gear
unusable
Gears in practice
5th gear
4th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2180
3103
Percentage between accelerator
76% - 88%
45% - 52%
Power needed at 60 mph 1723 N
over: 583 N
over: 2090 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
74 mph - (85 mph)
In the
3th gear
Revs
5008 - (5765)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
9.6 sec. - (max. 6.6 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
4th gear
3th gear
By revs
2586
3367
Percentage accelerator
96%
66%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
23.4% - 31.2%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
6 mph - (14 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
17.9%
Maximum speed on 1:8
59 mph in the 2th gear

 

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Details combination

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Car
Ford Edge 3.5V6
Year
January 2007 - 2014
Power
kW (268 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
automatic with 6 gears and torque converter
Towing limit
kg (towball limit kg)
Caravan
Caravan as an example
Empty weight
kg Payload kg
MTPLM
kg
Height:
m. (8'5")
Overall width:
m. (7'7")
Overall body lenght:
m. (16'9")
Shipping length:
m. (20'10")
Actual gross train weight
3780 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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