Space & practicality

Ford Edge review

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Ford Edge
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25 Aug 2016 12:44 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 14:43

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Space & practicality

How it copes with people and clutter

There's plenty of room inside the Edge. In the front, that means lots of head and leg room, combined with a broad interior. There’s good storage space, too; the glovebox is big enough to take bulky items such as an ice scraper, while the deep, wide door pockets can swallow a large bottle of water. You also get two cupholders by the centre armrest, which itself lifts up to reveal a large storage bin. Several other smaller cubbies are also dotted around the dashboard.

It’s a similar story in the rear seats. These are wide enough to fit three adults side by side and, again, leg room is generous. Head room is good, but if you have the panoramic roof fitted it’s reduced to the point where those over six foot might find their hair brushing the rooflining. The rear-seat backrests recline but, unlike some rivals, the seats don’t slide forward to maximise boot space.

That said, the Edge's boot is bigger than most of the competition’s. It’s a handy square shape, with a wide opening and no internal load lip, making loading heavy objects easier. Buttons next to the tailgate drop the rear seatbacks, which lie almost flat to leave only a slightly angled extended load deck. They fold in a 60/40 arrangement, so don’t offer quite the same flexibility as rivals' rear seats that split 40/20/40. A powered tailgate is standard across the range.

The Edge’s major flaw is its lack of seven seats. Both the Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento are among those that offer a third row, although premium-badged rivals such as the Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60 are also five-seaters and are slightly smaller ones at that.

 

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