Whether the Edge is good value for money really depends on your viewpoint. It's slightly larger than the Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60, yet costs less than both – especially when you factor in dealer discounts. However, before you go thinking that choosing an Edge will mean saving a lot of money, remember that it will depreciate far more quickly than its premium-badged rivals.
Whichever engine power output you choose, you'll get the same claimed fuel economy and CO2 emissions, which are decent rather than outstanding by class standards. That means the Edge is a reasonable choice as a company car; it'll certainly cost you far less each month than a Kia Sorento in benefit-in-kind salary sacrifices.
Equipment highlights for the cheapest Titanium model include 19in alloy wheels, sat-nav, front and rear parking sensors, heated front seats and a powered tailgate. Safety equipment is especially generous, with automatic emergency braking, lane assist and traffic sign recognition all fitted as standard.
Move up to ST-Line and you'll get a sportier look, bigger wheels and a Sony sound system, while the range-topping Vignale adds a luxury perforated leather interior. However, the more you spend the less sense the Edge makes, so we reckon you're best off sticking with Titanium.
Ford produced a good showing in our latest reliability survey, finishing ninth out of 32 manufacturers included; that’s considerably better than the likes of BMW and Volvo. Ford also offers a reasonable three-year, 60,000-mile manufacturer’s warranty – roughly par for the course, although not as generous as Hyundai’s or Kia’s standard warranty cover.
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