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With the Ford Edge, the Blue Oval returned to the large SUV class after a rather lengthy break. In fact, we wouldn’t blame you for forgetting its last attempt – after all, the Explorer stopped being sold in the UK in 2001.
For 2019, the Edge was given a facelift in an attempt to push it upmarket and compete with premium rivals such as the Audi Q5. This slimmed the range down to leave only the higher-end trims and brought subtly refreshed styling, as well as a new, more powerful diesel engine.
There’s also a lower-powered option, but those looking to swerve diesel altogether in favour of petrol or hybrid power will need to look elsewhere, because these options aren’t available on the Edge at present.
Regardless of which power output you select, you get an eight-speed automatic gearbox as standard. In the entry-level 148bhp Titanium model this drives the front wheels, while the 235bhp ST-Line and Vignale get four-wheel drive. Despite the difference in power, every version can tow a braked trailer weighing up to 2000kg.
Read on over the next few pages for our in-depth impressions of the Edge, along with our recommendations for which trim level and engine to choose.
And, remember, there are some hefty discounts available, so if you decide the Edge is the car for you, make sure you check out our latest deals to find out how much you could save.