Get the midlevel SE trim. The SE features a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t worry about a stiff ride, although SE continues to be relatively comfortable on the road. The SE can be a good bargain considering all the safety and tech equipment you get for the money. Finally, the SE can be obtained with a wide selection of options, to help you pick and choose those that are right for the budget.
Crossover SUVs could be all the rage, but there is still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the Ford Edge New. Coming off a redesign just last year, the Ford Edge New is just a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with lots of standard safety equipment and a lot of options to decide on from.
As has been the case for a while, you may get the Ford Edge New with a four-cylinder engine or perhaps a better V6, or you can get the miserly Ford Edge New Hybrid. On the highway, the Ford Edge New is comfortable and compliant. Ford Edge New also offers two sporty versions that infuse the Ford Edge New with a little extra personality. Inside, the Ford Edge New supplies a simple yet feature-packed cabin, particularly if you go with one of many upper trim levels. There are plenty of options to pick from along the way.
The Ford Edge New is as competent because they come. It’s well-priced generally, and modern feature content causes it to be supremely simple to drive. If you’re looking for something with much more class and space than the usual small sedan, the Ford Edge New might just be the sedan for you.
The Ford Edge New is the bottom trim. It includes a relatively light load of features that includes 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every Ford Edge New Safety Sense, which is a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On the next rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and an automobile alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You are able to consider the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with a number of additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a bigger 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Many of the features on the upper trim levels may be put into the reduced trim levels as options. Other notable options add a sunroof, a JBL speakers combined with a built-in navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the Ford Edge New stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the back seat is easy to fold down to match longer items. You will find enough cabin storage options to create a lot of people happy. Loading a vehicle seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good but not stellar. The forward center console bin is great for concealing items but features a hard, slippery floor, so that they slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is really a decent size, and there are modest door pockets in the leading and rear that are good for small water bottles only.
The Ford Edge New has a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles ensure it is easy to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s very easy to mount a vehicle seat, with obvious and easy to get at lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s enough space so that the front seat will not need to be scooted all the way forward.