I just bought the Ford Edge SEL Plus FWD. Page 209 of the Owner's Guide states the following"Tow your front Wheel Drive vehicle with all four wheels on the ground or with the front wheels of the ground by using a tow doily. If you are using a tow dolly follow the instructions specified by the equipment provider."
On Page 210 it goes on to states regarding AWD vehicles: "Tow your All Wheel Drive vehicle with all four wheels on the ground or with all four wheels off the ground using a vehicle transport trailer. Do not tow your All Wheel Drive vehicle with the front wheels off the ground (by using a tow dolly) and the rear wheels on the ground. This will cause damage to your AWD system."
Sorry, bold added by Ford, not me yelling.
It goes on to state:
"Tow only in the forward Direction."
"Release the parking brake".
"Place the transmission shift lever in Neutral (N)".
"Turn the key in the ignition to the ACC position".
"Do not exceed 65 mph".
"Start the engine and allow it to run for five minutes at the beginning of each day and at each fuel stop".
When in ACC, the clock and alarm light stays on. A battery disconnect or the Toad Charge can be used. Here is the link:
The SEL and Plus have the driver door keypad which is nice as you can lock the car and use the keypad to get in and out.
Hopefully, this will clear up questions on towing the Edge.
For what it is worth, it weighs in at 3975 according to the title, rides very well and is quiet. It has a lot of leg room (I am 6'5") in front and rear. Also, has plenty of room to carry items up to 8' long. More power than I need (265 HP V-6) and with 1200 miles on it I get 25-27 on the hwy. I have yet to find a fit and finish problem with it. The six speed tyranny is very smooth and has all acceleration most of us need.
I was going to buy the Outlook, Arcadia and than Buick Enclave, but all were around 4800 to 5000 pounds. To heavy for my gasser. Also, found that people have found their batteries were running down and most gone to Toad Charge to keep the juice up.
Lincoln similiar model tows the same way.
Hope this helps.