The Ford Edge is a large, four-wheel-drive SUV. It sits in a class that encompasses the Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento at its lower price point, right through to premium-badged rivals including the Audi Q5 and BMW X3.
This is the first large SUV Ford has sold in the UK since the Explorer over fifteen years ago. Although the Edge has been available in the USA for a long while, this is the first time its been offered with right-hand drive. This is the car designed to top off Ford’s European SUV range, sitting as it does above the Kuga and the Ecosport, and it’s got the Audi and the BMW firmly in its sights.
Ford offers only a 2.0-litre diesel engine with the Edge, but it comes in two power outputs. The 177bhp version comes with a six-speed manual gearbox, or the 207bhp option comes fitted with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic ‘box.
Read on over the next few pages to get our in depth impressions of the Edge, along with our recommendations for which trim levels and engines to choose.