Thanks to a huge range of adjustment, well-aligned pedals and a supportive seat it’s easy to get comfortable in the Edge. An optional Lux Pack adds a 10-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat and an eight-way electric seat for the passenger. The dashboard isn’t very intuitive – the buttons are easy to reach but they’re small, while there are a multitude of controls on the standard multifunction steering wheel. The interfaces and controls for the driver display and infotainment system are also rather confusing.
Ford Edge space & practicality
The Edge offers more cabin space than most rivals. The cabin is wide and there’s ample head room and leg room for four tall adults. A central rear passenger can sit comfortably, although versions with a panoramic roof have less head room. The boot is well shaped and larger than most competitor’s, while the 60/40 split rear seat backs fold to leave a long, slightly angled load deck. The Edge is only a five-seater, however, whereas rivals such as the Hyundai Santa Fe are available with seven.
Ford Edge equipment
The Edge is reasonably well equipped but some features are reserved for the options list or higher-spec models. Entry-level Zetec includes climate control, automatic lights and wipers, a rear-view camera and DAB radio, but you need to upgrade to Titanium to get sat-nav, front and rear parking sensors and a powered tailgate. Top-level Sport models have sportier styling and suspension and a Sony premium audio system. Leather trim is an option across the range; some rivals have it as standard.