2016 Ford Edge

Pros: Comfortable, spacious cabin; classy interior materials; pleasant road manners; broad selection of excellent powertrains and technology features

Cons: Rear visibility hurt by thick roof pillars; higher trim levels get expensive as options are added

CG Says: After its redesign last year, the 2016 Ford Edge gains some new features. Ford’s unpopular MyFord Touch media control system is replaced by an available new SYNC 3 interface. The base 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine now has automatic start/stop on front-wheel drive versions. Variable-ratio power steering is available. All models now have standard keyless access and starting and a hands-free liftgate is newly standard on Sport. Trim levels ascend through SE, SEL, Titanium, and performance-oriented Sport models. The base engine is a 2.0-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder with “twin scroll” turbocharger rated at 245 horsepower. Optional is a 3.5-liter V6, rated at 280 horsepower. Sport has a standard 315-hp, 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6. All are mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is optional across the board; except Sport where it is now standard. Technology features include lane-keep assist, active park assist, and a hands-free opening liftgate which opens with a swipe of a foot under the rear bumper. The previous-generation Edge was beginning to feel a bit long in the tooth, but this welcome redesign brings it fully up to date. Though the “traditional” 5-passenger crossover SUV has been somewhat marginalized by three-row midsize SUVs and a new wave of upsized compact SUVs, the new Ford Edge offers plenty of “just right” appeal.

The Facts
Class Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Ford
Nation of Manufacture Canada
Base Prices SE: $28,700
AWD SE: $30,695
SEL: $31,790
AWD SEL: $33,785
Titanium: $35,600
AWD Titanium: $37,595
AWD Sport: $40,900

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
245
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20-21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28-30

Optional Engine
3.5-liter V6
Horsepower
280
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
17-18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25-26

Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.7-liter V6
Horsepower
315
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
17
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24

2016 Ford Edge
2016 Ford Edge