We heralded the 2015 Ford Edge as worthy of a most improved trophy.
Newfound handling agility and greatly improved interior refinement catapults the model to the top of our midsized SUV ratings.
Roomy quarters provide family-sized accommodations front to back, while the power liftgate exposes generous cargo space and a flat load floor.
Still, the MyFord Touch infotainment system's small fonts, tightly clustered touchscreen buttons and unintuitive functions give us pause.
You'll want to get at least the SEL-trim or better for the power driver's seat and dual-zone automatic climate control.
We also recommend finding an Edge equipped with blind spot monitoring and a rearview camera. The freshened 2019 Edge got updated powertrains and additional advanced safety features.
A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission is standard and provides smooth, quiet acceleration.
The high-performance ST trim gets a V6 turbo and AWD.
The driving position is uneven because the left footrest sits too close to the driver.
The Edge can rival a luxury car with its quiet cabin, steady ride, and agile handling, and the Sync 3 infotainment system is easy to use.
Standard safety equipment includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, and lane keeping assist.