Ford have refreshed the Edge with a new look, some punchy powertrains and plush specs with ST-Line, Vignale and Titanium trims.
An assortment of cameras and tech have been installed on the Edge, with adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functions, lane centring, post-collision braking and evasive steering assist. This more comprehensive safety suite is a step forward from the previous model.
The cabin has got new tech, too, with Ford’s latest Sync 3 8″ infotainment system (compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto) and that has a wifi modem embedded to keep you and up to nine others connected. A wireless charging pad also features, the seats are heated all round with the front getting ventilation, too, and a B&O sound system will pump out the tunes. The FordPass modem brings in live traffic updates, and also offers connection to the corresponding mobile app, which has a vehicle locator for the forgetful, status checks on fuel, oil and the alarm, remote unlocking to grant access from afar and remote start on models with the eight-speed auto.
Powering the ship is a new 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel unit. the twin-turbo unit delivers 238bhp and is paired to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Selectable four-wheel drive also features in the Edge, giving drivers the ability to prioritise either handling or economy – which is quoted at 35mpg. There is also a 150bhp version of the unit that achieves 41mpg.
ST-line Edges come with body-coloured arches, side and lower door mouldings, and a signature black ST-esque grille. The seats are partial leather, and the leather steering wheel and gear shifter (manual) gaiter get red stitching. 20″ alloys are standard on ST-Line models, with 21s an optional upgrade. Suspension tuning is also given to the sportier Edge, firming the ride a little to live up to the sporty image.
The Titanium model comes with 19-inch alloys, chromed roof rails and a sporty rear roof spoiler – inside it has lighting to illuminate the door sills. Vignale adds chrome to the fog lamp surrounds, a polished aluminium grille surround, 20″ alloys, hexagonal quilted Windsor leather seating and leather on the central armrest, door cards and instrument panel.
We were impressed with the Edge before, but with these updates it promises to tick more boxes for more people.