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.