The Ford Edge is reasonably spacious and extremely well equipped. Those are the highlights, but elsewhere it’s pretty mediocre. Although Ford wants you to think of it as a premium product and has priced it accordingly, its handling, ride and refinement are below par compared with the Peugeot 5008, let alone the Audi A5 and Volvo XC60. Its resale values are also not in the same league as many of its more rounded rivals. Finally, iffy interior quality and a lack of seven-seat versatility seal it firmly in the mid-pack of large SUVs.get the best price
An impressive kit list includes 19in alloy wheels, leather seats, a heated windscreen, heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, privacy glass, adaptive cruise control and an electric tailgate. You also get an electric driver’s seat with lumbar support, LED headlights, front and rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera and a well-equipped infotainment system, featuring sat-nav as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring. All that lot helps in part to offset its high list price, and if Titanium were available with the more powerful 235bhp engine, we’d have no problem recommending it. Unfortunately, it’s available only with the slower 148bhp diesel.
Front-wheel drive only, but comes with an eight-speed automatic gearbox as standard. We’ve not driven it yet, but a 148bhp power output and a 0-62mph time of 11.2sec are well below average, when you consider that the entry-level Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60 diesel will get there around three seconds faster.
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