With a new design emphasizing airiness and upscale cabin appointments, the new Ford Edge competes with cars in the premium segment.
The Edge is Ford's five-passenger crossover, not to be confused with the Escape, which also seats five. The Edge is a bit larger and, for the 2015 model year, more opulent.
Ford designs the grille and headlights into a single enclosure.
A camera mounted in the grille makes for contact-free parking.
Ford offers three engines for the Edge. This one, barely filling the engine compartment, is a 2-liter four-cylinder with turbocharging and direct injection.
The Edge measures just over 15 and a half feet long, similar to most midsize sedans.
The Edge can be had in front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, with any of the engine options.
The 2-liter engine gives the Edge fuel economy of 20 mpg city and 30 mpg highway.
Ford equips the Edge with its "kick" tailgate, letting drivers kick a foot under the back of the car to activate the automated tailgate.
With the rear seats down, the Edge offers 73.4 cubic feet of cargo space, and an ample 39.2 cubic feet with the rear seats up.
This Cognac leather can be optioned at no cost with the Titanium trim.
The crossover body style makes for plenty of rear passenger room.
A panoramic sunroof gives rear-seat passengers quite a view.
The cabin attains premium car segment quality in Titanium trim.
The instrument cluster features two LCDs flanking the speedometer.
A six-speed automatic transmission with Sport and manual gear selection modes comes standard on the Edge.
Proximity sensors show not only whats behind or in front of the car, but objects to the sides.
The rear-view mirror includes trajectory lines.
The optional parallel-parking system works very well, and is easy to use.
The MyFord Touch home screen splits major functions into quadrants.
The maps load slowly in the navigation system.
There are plenty of destination entry options, but no online destination search.
Sirius Travel Link brings in a wealth of useful travel information.
The hands-free phone system can be operated on the touchscreen or through voice command.
Satellite radio complements HD radio as digital broadcast sources.
The music library screen shows up for devices and drives connected to the car's USB ports.
The play screen shows a good amount of information, including album cover art.
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