If you require a smart-looking, well-equipped, spacious and practical SUV that provides a comfortable ride, you really should add the Ford Edge to your shortlist.
The Edge is a car with great kerb appeal, not least because it rides on minimum 19-inch nickel alloy wheels that help to deliver enhanced efficiency. A number of complementary body-coloured fixtures are also included as standard, such as front and rear bumpers, and a rakish rear spoiler. Open one of four doors to discover a roomy interior that easily accommodates two full-size adults – or a trio of young passengers – in the rear compartment. What’s more, a 602-litre boot space increases to as much as 1,788 litres with 60/40 split-folding rear seats flipped.
Entry-level Titanium grades are typically installed with a 2.0-litre diesel engine, which is the most fuel-efficient option available for the Edge. This 150bhp unit returns great fuel economy and produces CO2 emissions from 153g/km. If you’d like your Edge to have a little more poke, a 2.0-litre 238bhp diesel engine delivers 500Nm of torque.
Titanium trims feature an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system. This comes with nine loudspeakers, Bluetooth connectivity, Android and Apple smartphone integration, navigation functionality, and more besides.
Having undergone a series of stringent Euro NCAP crash tests, the Edge has been awarded a maximum five-star rating. This SUV boasts an array of passive safety features, such as multiple airbags and childproof rear doors. Among the car’s numerous driver aids is Autonomous Emergency Braking, which significantly reduces the risk of collision with the vehicle that is immediately ahead of it.