Specifications of Ford Edge II (facelift 2019) 2.7 EcoBoost V6 (335 HP) AWD Automatic
General characteristics of Ford Edge II (facelift 2019) 2.7 EcoBoost V6 (335 HP) AWD Automatic
Classified as a mid-sized SUV, the Ford Edge shares similar dimensions to the Nissan Murano. This vehicle's large size will be appealing to those with families looking for a spacious vehicle. The total length of the Edge is 188.8 inches and it rolls on a 112.2-inch wheelbase. The total width is 75.9 inches, excluding the wing mirrors, and the Edge is 68.3 inches tall. Curb weight ranges from 3,958 to 4,122 pounds.
Starting with the base SE model, you get to choose from seven colors including Lithium Gray, Agata Black, Iconic Silver, Desert Gold, Atlas Blue, Carbonized Gray, and Oxford White. The SEL adds extra-cost colors such as Rapid Red and Burgundy Velvet for $395 or Star White for $595. With minor differences, the ST-Line and Titanium offer most of these colors. The sporty ST-Line looks especially good in Agate Black or Rapid Red.
This segment of the car market isn't known for providing mind-blowing performance; it's not what these cars are about, and the majority of buyers in the USA understand this. The Ford Edge and competitors such as the Honda Passport and Nissan Murano are built to comfortably transport people and their stuff daily without feeling overwhelmed, and in that sense, the Ford Edge performs beautifully.
Under the hood of the new Ford Edge lies a turbocharged 2.0-liter petrol engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission that delivers 250 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque, but few will care how much power is available and will care more about how it drives. The good news is that there is ample lowdown grunt and, when you are really in a hurry, you can reach 60 mph in under seven seconds according to independent tests. Whereas its naturally-aspirated V6 competitors have to rev to the moon to access all their power, the Edge churns out tons of torque lowdown and has an impressive towing capacity of 3,500 lbs. The Edge comes as a FWD car, but AWD is available at an extra cost.
As long as an SUV can drive in a straight line, make a left and right-hand turn, and not spill coffee when going over speed bumps, then the majority of US drivers will consider it a good performer. It seems as though Ford took this to heart when it developed the Edge's suspension and chassis setup because the driving experience is so dull that you can basically break it down into these simple elements. Once on the road, the steering offers virtually zero feedback, but there's enough weight to inspire confidence when cruising on the highway. Throw the Edge through a set of twisty roads at speed, and you'll be met with minimal body roll, but understeer will creep in sooner than later, mitigating any sort of fun. The suspension setup aims to provide sedan-like damping, so it may feel slightly stiff at lower speeds but softens up as you speed up.
If you're looking for a more entertaining driving experience, then the Mazda CX-5 is a good option. Inside the Ford's cabin, road noise is kept to a minimum. With a complement of comfortable seats and contemporary amenities, the Edge is a pleasure to drive on long road trips.
The turbocharged Ecoboost engine found under the hood of the Edge might be a four-cylinder, but in reality, the gas mileage is similar to its naturally-aspirated V6 competitors. The EPA rates that FWD derivatives are the most efficient and will return figures of 21/29/24 miles per gallon on the city/highway/combined cycles. Those figures are similar to the Nissan Murano's 20/28/23 mpg, while the Honda Passport FWD sips more fuel at 20/25/22 mpg. Going for the AWD drivetrain will see the Ford Edge's fuel economy figures drop to 21/28/23 mpg. FWD versions get a fuel capacity of 18.4 gallons, which means a max range of 442 miles. AWD models get a slightly larger 18.5-gallon tank, which allows for a maximum range of up to 426 miles. Overall, mpg figures for the Ford Edge are only average.
As with every other car in this class, the Ford Edge promises to seat five in comfort, but in reality two will be happier at the back. The rear seat can get tight for three adults, but three teenagers or kiddies won't have a problem fitting in the back. Legroom is generous in the front and back, and six-footers will enjoy the class-leading headroom. Those in the front get a four-way manually-adjustable driver's seat and a two-way passenger seat, while SEL models and upward get a 10-way power driver's seat and four-way power front passenger seat along with the Second Row EasyFold Seat. Titanium models give front-seat passengers 10-way power adjustability. These seats are superbly comfortable over long distances. Visibility out the front is good, but the Edge's chunky design means that A and C pillars are difficult to avoid when checking blind spots or reversing.
So it might not be a blast to drive, and it won't stir the emotions of passers-by, but one thing the Edge does offer is a lot of comfort and convenience, even in base form. The base model features a standard two-way manual front-passenger seat and a four-way manual driver's seat,
dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control, intelligent access with push-button start, and a rear vision camera. The Ford Co-Pilot safety suite adds blind-spot assistance, lane-keep assist, post-collision braking, cross-traffic alert, a reverse sensing system, and an SOS post-crash alert system. The SEL includes features such as a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat, heated front seats, a four-way power passenger seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an EasyFold rear seatback release, a SecuriCode invisible keypad, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and two driver-configurable 4.2-inch LCD displays. The ST-Line adds features such as a universal garage door opener, a wireless charging pad, and a remote start system. Finally, Titanium models add rain-sensing windshield wipers, a forward sensing system, a heated steering wheel, and blue ambient lighting.