The Edge’s compact dimensions put it in the sweet position in between Escape along with The Explorer within the Ford SUV line-up. The mid-sized, two-row crossover has a cabin that’s comfortable and spacious enough to hold four adults as well as their luggage on an excursion. From a relaxed ride to a rowdy one The Edge offers a car that will satisfy the preferences of any driver. The turbocharged base four-cylinder engine is fuel-efficient however it’s the twin-turbo V-6 found in the ST model that sets the pulse of a speed demon racing. The Edge’s distinctive exterior design and extensive options list lets buyers customize it to their demands and its towing capacity is ideal for those who love to go on weekend adventures.
What’s New for 2019?
Ford has provided the Edge the Edge a fresh look for 2019, with updated the rear and front bumpers as well as a brand new grille and wheel design, as well as updated rear and front lighting components. The Sport model has been discontinued and replaced by the brand new Edge ST, which comes only with a twin-turbocharged V-6 engine. All Edge models come with an eight-speed auto transmission as well as the Ford Co-Pilot360 suite of driver-assistance features that include automatic emergency brakes, lanes-keeping assistance blind-spot monitoring, as well as automated high beam headlamps.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
While we’re in love with the Edge ST’s powerful twin-turbo V-6, it’s better to adopt the more practical route to the family car. Moving up from the SE model to the mid-range SEL offers the luxuries of dual-zone automatic climate control, adjustable front seats and fog lamps, back parking sensors as well as upgrading to Ford’s Sync3 information system. You can also opt for the an option package 201A that includes heated leather seats for both the driver and front passenger as well as LED daytime running lamps and a nine-speaker stereo.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The turbocharged four-cylinder base model produces 250 horsepower. Despite its sluggish acceleration, will offer enough power to the majority of people. If you’re in search of an SUV that is able to keep up with the Volkswagen Golf GTI from zero to 60 mph – and many other fast automobiles as well, look to see Edge ST. Edge ST, which gets 335 horsepower from a twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V-6 engine, as well as all-wheel drive as standard.
Although it’sn’t quite as agile like the athletic Mazda CX-9 — our benchmark for handling across crossovers, but the Edge is enjoyable to drive and provides safety in tight corners. Its steering is well weighted although it’s not particularly communicates, and the ride is enjoyable even on rough roads.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
Four-cylinder models are assessed by the EPA with between 29 and 29 mpg on in highway and sportsy ST model has earned an average of 26 mpg on the highway. We haven’t tried the four-cylinder version with the new eight-speed auto however, during our 200-mile highway fuel economy test, the ST achieved 25 mpg. This is only 1 mpg less than its stated performance.
Interior, Infotainment, and Cargo
The space is ample for four adults The Edge’s cabin offers the perfect place for commutes or driving. The materials throughout the cabin are beautiful, but the panel fit and finish could be improved; we discovered some dashboard components that were not aligned on our test vehicle. The interior design is minimalist and subtle with ample space for cargo and passengers.
Technophiles should be planning to upgrade their Edge to incorporate an Sync 3 infotainment system, since the basic system’s tiny screen and one USB port will not be enough. Upgrading to the SEL provides a great deal of connectivity, thanks to an 8.0-inch touchscreen and it comes with the Sync 3 software, and AppLink that connects your smartphone’s apps to similar apps within the Sync software to give you access to entertainment while on the move. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also added to the mix in this bundle, and add an additional dimension of connection. A Wi-Fi hotspot is included across the range and is a new option in 2019.
If the idea of putting things inside the trunk of your vehicle is essential to you then the two-row crossover segment is an excellent way to facilitate. If the seats in the rear are folded The Edge could fit 29 of our carry-on luggage. Its competitors are close in terms of cargo space However, the Edge’s well-thought-out storage compartments and slightly larger cabin could make it stand out.