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Vastly improved, the second-generation Edge carries itself like a pricier European SUV. Based on the commendable Fusion sedan, the Edge likewise delivers a steady, comfortable ride and confident handling that makes it fun to drive. The standard 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder gets 21 mpg and is more pleasant than the 3.5-liter V6. A twin-turbo, 2.7-liter V6 is offered on the Sport trim. All use a smooth six-speed automatic. Front- and all-wheel-drive versions are available. The quiet cabin wouldn't be out of place in a luxury car. The roomy interior provides comfortable quarters, front and rear, and cargo space is generous. Ford's Sync 3 infotainment system is comprehensive and easy to use. Safety options include blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and front and rear cameras.

Road Test

Ford has been on a bit of a roll of late in creating appealing cars, such as the Fusion, Focus, and Mustang. The redesigned Edge five-seat crossover shows a dynamic polish and upscale cabin that befits a prestige-branded model. Deserving of a "Mo...

Highs

  • Impressively satisfying to drive, with a comfortable ride and agile handling
  • Imparts a premium feel with a very quiet interior

Lows

  • Thick roof pillars hurt driver visibility
  • Doesn't offer a third-row seat

Best Version to Get

The EcoBoost 2.0-liter four-cylinder delivers the best mix of performance, fuel economy, and refinement. We'd get at least the SEL trim, because a power driver's seat is important. Given the so-so visibility, consider the blind-spot monitoring a must have. We'd also opt for the Sync 3 touch-...

Specifications

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
Warranty
  • Basic: 3 year/36,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 5 year/60,000 miles
  • Rust through: 5 year/unlimited
  • Roadside aid: 5 year/unlimited
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2-liter 4 turbo (245 hp)
  • 2.7-liter V6 turbo (315 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 (280 hp)

Ratings

Safety
Performance
Comfort / Convenience
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