The 2014 Ford Edge SUV showed up originally as the carlike crossover yin to the Explorer’s rugged crossover yang. However with the Explorer now a softer, more functional household vehicle, we’ve seen the Edge take an action toward more elegance and city-savvy.
Basically a tall-roofed family wagon, with a roomy tech-connected interior and punchy yet fuel-efficient powertrains, it continues to be an excellent choice for little households, or empty nesters who need a little additional area.
Considering the Explorer, Flex, and Escape, Ford now has 4 different crossovers, each with a slightly different design and focus. When it comes to the Edge, it’s a bit more rounded in profile yet very well-dressed when it pertains to the information.
The VW-style grille that starts high at the hoodline and goes low– all the way to the chin spoiler– isn’t among the Edge’s high points, in our opinion, but otherwise the design is a winner inside and out, with a mix of sharp sheetmetal and pleasing contours. The cabin is pretty much a fault-free-zone– at least putting whatever your thoughts are about the MyFord Touch user interface aside. The updated cabin materials and smoother appearance that Ford introduced for 2011 still stand well today.
At the base level, the Edge moves briskly with its 285-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 and six-speed automatic. The Sport design upgrades to a 3.7-liter making 305 hp, along with updated handling, while those trying to find better fuel economy will desire the new 2.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost 4, ranked at 240 hp.
With it, the Edge gets a lineup-leading highway gas mileage of 30 mpg. Altogether, it nicely bridges the five-seat experience now from Escape to Explorer.
In regards to ride and handling, the Edge drives like a car with a high seating position. Trip quality tends to be on.