This version of the five-seat crossover shows dynamic polish and an upscale cabin befitting a prestige-branded model. Deserving of a "Most Improved" trophy, attributes include newfound handling agility, interior refinement and an overall premium feel to the nameplate -- catapulting it near the top of our midsized SUV ratings. Ford graced this iteration of the Edge with athletically responsive handling.
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Ford Edge Road Test

This version of the five-seat crossover shows dynamic polish and an upscale cabin befitting a prestige-branded model. Deserving of a "Most Improved" trophy, attributes include newfound handling agility, interior refinement and an overall premium feel to the nameplate -- catapulting it near the top of our midsized SUV ratings.

Ford graced this iteration of the Edge with athletically responsive handling. The Edge feels taut and sporty at speed, with the steering becoming light and easy to operate when parking or maneuvering the urban jungle. On the open road, the suspension delivers ride comfort just the right side of feeling isolated.

The turbocharged 2.0-liter engine in our test car delivered linear acceleration without the infamous initial "turbo lag" hesitation. By the stopwatch, this powertrain is a bit slower than its rivals, but by the seat of the pants, response and smoothness is on par with a V6. Unfortunately, the turbo engine drinks like a man lost in the desert, at 21 mpg overall in our tests.

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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're not big fans of MyFord Touch, b...
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