The Edge provides a lot of car for the money and you should be able to get a discount on the list price. Depreciation will hit harder than with an equivalent Audi Q5 or BMW X3, however. Both engines deliver official fuel economy of 48.7mpg and CO2 emissions of 149g/km. That’s about average for the class, but unlike some rivals the Edge isn’t offered in a more efficient two-wheel drive format. The Edge’s competitive list price and CO2 emissions make it one of the cheapest cars in its class for company car tax.
Ford Edge quality & reliability
The Edge’s cabin has plenty of high-tech kit and it feels well screwed together but it doesn’t feel especially classy. There are some appealing soft-touch finished high up on the dash, but elsewhere it’s all a bit workmanlike. The switches and controls don’t have the solid, precise feel of some rivals’, either. Ford has a generally good reliability record. The brand sixth out of the 37 manufacturers in our most recent reliability survey – that’s considerably better than Audi and BMW.
Ford Edge safety & security
The Edge is yet to be tested by Euro NCAP but we’d expect it to score highly because it’s a big car and comes with a particularly generous array of standard safety kit, including front and side airbags, emergency city braking with pedestrian detection, lane assist and traffic-sign recognition. Inflatable rear seatbelts that distribute forces over a wider area in an impact are an option. An alarm is standard across the range.