Ford Edge (2016 – 2019) Review

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Ford Edge (2016 – 2019) At A Glance

Very quiet and refined. Huge boot and plenty of rear passenger room. Handles well and is a great motorway cruiser.

Powershift only available on the more powerful engine. Not a seven seater. Vague steering. Dropped from range in 2019 due to slow sales.

New prices start from £36,995
Contract hire deals from £415.57 per month
Insurance Groups are between 26–27
On average it achieves 76% of the official MPG figure

Given the popularity of SUVs, it's surprising that Ford has until now only offered the Kuga in the UK. But that's all changing. Because 2016 sees the launch of the Edge - a car that has already been on sale in the US for some time.

So why the wait for its introduction here? Well Ford has made some significant changes to the Edge, giving it a diesel engine for starters as well as tweaking the steering and suspension. Plus there are other changes like acoustic glass, which massively cuts noise levels inside.

The results are mightily impressive. The Ford Edge is the quietest large SUV around and feels like a luxury saloon on the motorway with near silence at a 70mph cruise. The suspension is excellent too, giving a superb ride that's not even ruffled by big potholes or poorly surfaced roads. 

Ford says the Edge is designed to meet demand for a more upmarket SUV. And it certainly feels a premium car. The interior may lack the design flair of something like an Audi, but the quality is impeccable plus it feels well finished and solidly built.

That's reflected in the price - the Edge starts at £30,000 and if you want the preferred diesel automatic version it will set you back more than £34,000. But Ford offers good PCP deals, helped by much improved residuals, and the Edge comes very well equipped. Even the entry Zetec model has DAB, a rearview camera, privacy glass and keyless start. 

Compare that to the alternatives and it's very competitive. A Hyundai Santa Fe starts at almost £32,000, although admittedly it does come with seven seats - something which the Edge doesn't. That may put some buyers off, but the Edge is still family friendly with a huge boot, fold flat seats and lots of rear space. The rear doors also open wide which makes getting children out of child seats much easier.

All that space is down to the Edge's sheer size. It may not look it in the pictures, but the Edge is a big SUV - it's longer than a Volkswagen Touareg in fact. Plus it's wide. Good for elbow room but less so in a tight multi-storey car park. 

Ford has worked to shift its image over the past few years, aiming for a more upmarket and premium image. And the Edge is a key part of that. The Mustang may get all the attention but the Edge is a car that will no doubt do more to change the perception of Ford.

Ford Edge 2.0 TDCI 210PS Powershift 2016 Road Test

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Real MPG average for a Ford Edge (2016 – 2019)

Real MPG was created following thousands of readers telling us that their cars could not match the official figures.

Real MPG gives real world data from drivers like you to show how much fuel a vehicle really uses.

Average performance

76%

Real MPG

26–44 mpg

MPGs submitted

110

Diesel or petrol? If you're unsure whether to go for a petrol or diesel (or even an electric model if it's available), then you need our Petrol or Diesel? calculator. It does the maths on petrols, diesels and electric cars to show which is best suited to you.

ASK HJ

Is the Ford Edge a good buy?
I'm thinking about buying a diesel Ford Edge but I wanted to know if it's a good car. Will it depreciate a lot?
There are better options. Ford stopped selling the Edge in the UK last year due to slow sales. As such, it'll probably depreciate quite heavily. We'd recommend an alternative like a Skoda Kodiaq, Peugeot 5008 or Hyundai Santa Fe.
Answered by Andrew Brady
Why did the windows on my car end up open on every door?
I'm unsure if there is a fault on our Ford Edge but this morning I discovered all the windows completely down on every door and because it rained a lot last night it has ruined all the interior door leather (or similar) trims. I can assure you every window was left up. Have you heard of this issue before? How could it have happened?
One of two things. There might be a 'global windows opening' function on the remote that you might have accidentally sat on. Check the manual. If there is, then there is usually a means of disabling this function. Alternatively water might have seeped into the windows and locking ECU inside the driver's door, triggering the 'global windows opening', or some scallywag might have used a proximity remote signal booster to fool the car's system that you were close to the door so they could get in and mess around with the car.
Answered by Honest John
Buying new SUV - Kodiaq, Edge or Tiguan?
I'm after an everyday SUV that will be able to tow a trailer and a large jet ski. The car must be large - capable of carrying four adults - and feature an automatic gearbox. I have shortlisted the Volkswagen Tiguan, Ford Edge and Skoda Kodiaq. Of my list of cars, what's your view on them?
The 3008 2.0 180 diesel auto has a maximum towing weight of 1700kg, but the 2.0 150 manual can tug 2000kg. Comprehensive test and specs here: http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/peugeot/peugeot-3008-2017-road-test/ The SEAT Ateca with the new high torque wet clutch seven-speed DSG is a contender: http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/seat/seat-ateca-20-tdi-4drive-2016-road-test/ We'll be testing the Kodiak soon and that will have the same drivetrains (with the exception of the 1.0TSI). The autoboxes spoil the otherwise impressive KIA Sorento, KIA Sportage, Hyundai Tucson and Hyundai Santa Fe. I drove the Edge about a month ago and didn't like it, but our tester thought differently: http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/ford/ford-edge-20-tdci-210ps-2016-road-test/ Expensive new Tiguan that also gets the new seven-speed wet clutch DSG here: http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/volkswagen/volkswagen-tiguan-20-tdi-150ps-2016-road-test/ You could add the Mazda CX-5 to your list. Excellent six-speed torque converter auto.
Answered by Honest John

What does a Ford Edge (2016 – 2019) cost?

Contract hire from £415.57 per month
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