Ford Edge Review
The 2015 Ford Edge ranks 6 out of 12 Affordable Midsize SUVs. This ranking is based on our analysis of published reviews and test drives of the Ford Edge, as well as reliability and safety data.
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The redesigned 2015 Ford Edge has poised handling and an upscale interior with plenty of available high-end features, according to critics.
The 2015 Edge comes with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and test drivers think it provides sufficient power for most buyers, though some note that the Edge's acceleration isn't particularly strong, especially up steep hills. According to the EPA, the base 2015 Edge gets 20/30 mpg city/highway, which is very good for the class. A V6 is available, and some auto writers think it feels more responsive. The top-of-the-line Sport trim gets a twin-turbocharged V6, and reviewers agree that it delivers impressive acceleration. The Ford Edge comes standard with a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is available. Test drivers report that the Edge offers a comfortable ride and composed handling, adding that the Sport trim delivers sharper handling. Critics say the Edge's steering is numb at low speeds, but easy to turn, which makes the Edge a cinch to park.
Automotive journalists agree that the 2015 Ford Edge has a quiet, upscale cabin with top-notch materials. The Edge has a spacious cargo area for a two-row midsize SUV, and auto writers say it has comfortable and roomy front and rear seats. Test drivers also like that the 2015 Edge features traditional audio and climate buttons instead of the touch-sensitive buttons in the 2014 model. Standard features include a rearview camera, push-button start and Ford's SYNC system, which includes Bluetooth and a USB port, and uses voice commands to control compatible mobile devices. Available features include leather upholstery, heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, a hands-free power liftgate, navigation, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, a 180-degree front-facing camera, a 12-speaker Sony audio system, satellite radio, the MyFord Touch touch-screen infotainment system and a panoramic sunroof.
- "The 2015 Ford Edge does everything the outgoing model did, only better (and faster). For the buyer who puts a premium on cutting-edge tech, comfort and convenience and isn't afraid to shell out big bucks for a domestic, two-row CUV without a luxury badge, the Edge is hard to beat." -- Left Lane News
- "The Edge is one of Ford's stalwart products, a model that has historically topped 10,000 sales per month. This modernized version may not break new ground, but it does offer incremental improvements in nearly every area. It looks and feels more refined, and the equipment upgrades alone should keep buyers interested." -- Car and Driver
- "If you want something that's easy to drive and park without much effort, grab the 2.0-liter SE and the tech package. It has just enough power not to be annoying and enough cameras to shoot a Michael Bay epic. If you're more a fan of spirited driving, then go with the Edge Sport and ditch the fancy options. Either side of the coin, we think you'll be pleased." -- AutoWeek
- "If you're looking for a well-equipped 5-passenger crossover SUV in the $30,000 range that offers ample space but isn't cumbersome to drive, put the Edge on your shopping list. If you're looking for all that in a sleeper, the Sport trim packs a new EcoBoost engine with over 300 horsepower." -- Kelley Blue Book
Other SUVs to Consider
Test drivers say the Jeep Grand Cherokee sets itself apart with top-notch cabin materials, a user-friendly infotainment system and superb off-road capability. They also write that it has a smooth ride on pavement and a strong base engine.
The Nissan Murano is fully redesigned for 2015, and test drivers say it has a comfortable interior, impressive build quality and user-friendly tech features. The Murano, which comes standard with a V6 engine, gets better fuel economy than a V6-equipped Edge, and reviewers write that it rides very smoothly.
Details: 2015 Ford Edge
The 2015 Ford Edge seats five and is available in four trims. SE, SEL and Titanium trims come standard with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine or an optional 3.5-liter V6. The top-of-the-line Sport trim has a sport-tuned suspension and a twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V6. Every trim comes with a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is optional. The Ford Edge is completely redesigned for the 2015 model year.