The 2017 Ford Edge is a vast improvement over the prior year's model. The Edge is often compared to the Nissan Murano, the Kia Sorento and the Chevrolet Equinox however, the Edge comes with a more powerful set of powertrains and more competitive fuel economy. Passenger volume, rear legroom and cargo capacity are among the best in the category.
There's a very good reason why the midsize crossover SUV class is so crowded: These things practically print money. Automakers are bolstering their SUV lineups with all sorts of entries in the not-too-big, not-too-small space, and with good reason. Forecasting group LMC Automotive says in the next three years nearly three-quarters of all new vehicle purchases will be utility vehicles -- trucks, crossovers and SUVs.
The five-passenger Ford Edge has been around since 2006, and this second-generation model has been with us since the 2015 model year. In an effort to keep the Edge relevant in this more-important-than-ever class, it gets a welcome overhaul for 2019. It's an update that couldn't arrive at a better time, and makes the Edge as competitive as ever.
The 2019 Edge is available in SE, SEL and Titanium trims, all of which are powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine. The previous Edge's naturally aspirated V6 is gone -- if you want a more powerful crossover, you'll need to step up to theThe 2.0T engine can be paired with front- or all-wheel drive, and a new eight-speed automatic transmission handles shifting duties.
The Good The 2019 Ford Edge features a whole slew of standard ADAS features and a peppy turbocharged engine.
The Bad Interior design is a bit dated and there are no USB ports for rear-seat passengers.
The Bottom Line The 2019 Ford Edge isn't the most charismatic crossover on the market, but you could do a lot worse.
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