Ford Edge Interior
According to reviewers, the completely redesigned 2015 Ford Edge has an upscale cabin and nicer, softer materials than those found in the 2014 model. They also note that the 2015 Edge is very quiet and nicely equipped, and they appreciate that its audio and climate controls are now traditional buttons instead of the touch-sensitive buttons in the 2014 model. Cargo space is good for the class, and critics say the Edge's front seats are comfortable and its rear seats are spacious.
- "Higher-quality ingredients abound, most noticeably in the interior finishes, yet the recipe is happily consistent with what's been served before." -- Car and Driver
- "The basic design and layout remain the same, but the materials have received yet another boost in quality. Soft-touch use has been expanded to cover more touchpoints and metal finishes have replaced paint in many high-wear locations. The overall feel is premium." -- Left Lane News
- "Inside the cabin, drivers are treated to a clean dash layout with a few carbon fiber bits to set things off. There are more soft points -- almost everywhere your arms rest when driving -- and everything else is just a little better than the last model." -- AutoWeek
- "Robust insulation and body seals, acoustic windshield and underbody panels, and in the case of the Titanium acoustic glass for the front passenger doors all work together to quell cabin noise to a remarkable extent." -- Motor Trend
- "Ford's work in sound insulation is also evident in the 2015 Edge's quiet cabin." -- Kelley Blue Book
The 2015 Ford Edge seats five and comes standard with cloth upholstery. Available features include leather upholstery, 10-way power-adjustable front seats, heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel and a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. Test drivers find the Edge's front seats comfortable and say the rear seat provides ample space for adults, as is expected in this class.
- "Highlights of the interior overhaul include comfortable, slim-framed front seats, which can be had heated or ventilated (a heated rear bench is also available, as is a steering wheel); fast-charge USB ports; and a 120v AC outlet for the rear seat." -- Left Lane News
- "The seats are wide and comfortable on our Titanium-trimmed tester, and they're finished in soft, perforated leather." -- Autoblog
- "We checked out those back seats and found plenty of room for adults -- at least ones that measure 5'10" or less." -- AutoWeek
- "Though it has grown slightly, the new Edge remains a 2-row, 5-passenger SUV that offers plenty of room for occupants and their belongings, and Ford has resisted the temptation to shoehorn a third row in the vehicle." -- Kelley Blue Book
Standard features in the 2015 Ford Edge include a rearview camera, push-button start, MyKey (which lets parents set speed and audio volume limits for young drivers) and Ford's SYNC system, which includes Bluetooth and a USB port, and uses voice commands to control compatible mobile and music devices. Available features include navigation, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, front, side and rear parking sensors, active parallel and perpendicular park assist, a 180-degree front-facing camera, a 12-speaker Sony audio system, HD Radio, satellite radio, dual-zone automatic climate control, the MyFord Touch touch-screen infotainment system, a panoramic sunroof and a keyless entry keypad on the door.
Automotive journalists appreciate that the redesigned 2015 Edge features traditional climate and audio buttons instead of the touch-sensitive buttons in the 2014 model, and they're impressed with the number of premium features available. Some critics note that the Edge's active parallel and perpendicular parking system takes too long to park the vehicle.
- "… more IIHS Initial Quality Survey-friendly buttons have replaced the obstinate and unintuitive touch-capacitive controls." -- Autoblog
- "The new Edge is the latest example of a mainstream vehicle that can be had with high-end amenities. Features like climate-controlled seats, front and rear cameras, a panoramic moonroof, and a power-adjustable steering column are all offered at a price far less than a comparably equipped luxury-badged vehicle." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "The new perpendicular system can back your car into a perpendicular spot, with the driver only taking control of the brakes. The Edge will back up a little, pull forward to straighten, back up again, and so on until you're in the spot. If cars are waiting for you, prepare for some honks, and possibly a middle finger or two. The same goes for the parallel system: It'll get you in there, even a super tight space, but it takes several minutes to do it properly." -- AutoWeek
The 2015 Ford Edge has 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second-row seats and 73.4 cubic feet with the second row folded, both of which are good measurements for a two-row midsize SUV. The Edge is available with a hands-free power liftgate, which can be opened by waving your foot under the rear bumper. A few reviewers note that there are abundant storage spaces throughout the Edge's cabin.
- "Storage cubbies galore populate the dash, center console, doors, and even the space beside both knees, with 10 - count 'em, 10 - cupholders for knickknacks and beverages." -- Motor Trend
- "The 2nd-gen Edge retains a 2-row, 5-passenger layout that now offers more room for both people and cargo." -- Kelley Blue Book