Ford Edge Review
The 2015 Ford Edge ranks 7 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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Test drivers report that the completely redesigned 2015 Ford Edge handles with composure and offers a first-rate cabin with a long list of premium options.
A turbocharged four-cylinder engine is standard in the base 2015 Edge. While some critics argue that the base Edge's acceleration isn't very impressive, especially when climbing steep hills, they say the Edge should have adequate power for most SUV shoppers. The base 2015 Ford Edge earns an EPA-estimated 20/30 mpg city/highway, which is good compared with the fuel economy of other midsize SUVs. 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.
The Ford Edge was redesigned for 2015, and it now features traditional climate and audio buttons instead of touch-sensitive buttons. Critics say the change makes the Edge's controls much easier to use. They also note that the Edge's new cabin is quiet and upscale, with first-class materials. The Edge's cargo area is large compared with those of other two-row SUVs, and test drivers think its front and rear seats are spacious and comfortable. 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
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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.
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