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Ford has never betrayed the hopes of customers. The acknowledgement of this is millions of sold vehicles across the globe. The Edge is the company’s source of pride that planted itself deeply in the mid-size SUV market. The latest upgrades, described in Ford Edge review, demonstrate that there’s no limit to perfection. Let’s satisfy our curiosity.
Bodywork & Interior Measurements
The 2016 Ford Edge is still a crossover SUV with seating for 5 passengers, featuring 75.9x68.6x188.1 inches dimensions & 112.2 inches wheelbase. The key landmarks of the bodywork are a dynamic grille, a streamline sculpture, a sleek roofline, high-up lighting, conspicuous aerodynamic front vents as well as glossy chrome details.
The model boasts a wide range of wheels to choose from. The inventory includes 18-inch aluminum silver-painted/polished kits, 19-inch aluminum nickel-plated kits, 20-inch aluminum stainless kits, and optional for the Sport trim 21-inch aluminum tarnish-painted kit.
As far as interior design is concerned, the vehicle offers plenty of room both for passengers and luggage. Therefore, the front occupants get 40.2x42.6x55.9x60.3 inches head/leg/hip/shoulder room, whereas the back occupants have to content themselves with 40.3x40.6x57.5x60.5 inches head/leg/hip/shoulder room. The boot allows accommodating 39.2 c.f. of luggage; however, when the backseats are folded (EasyFold split-folding mechanism), the capacity is enlarged up to 73.4 c.f.
Ford Edge’s cabin is designed for the passengers’ pleasure. The seating position is high, the seats themself are supportive and boast a set of individual adjustments. The panels and the dashboard are coated by soft-touch materials, except for the central stack that is adorned with hard plastic.
The cockpit is driver-oriented with intuitive gauges & controls. The fascia display is easy to read; the steering wheel is furnished with audio controls. The central console brags about a large 10-inch display that is a part of a newly-introduced infotainment system – Sync 3. The latter supports touchscreen and voice command functions, boasts intuitive interface and streamline menu.
The higher trims come with groundbreaking add-ons. For instance, the customer might choose a model with a panoramic Vista Roof; it opens fully to provide a comprehensive view of the skyline. Ambient lighting system allows the driver to select between 7 different color schemes to illuminate different parts of the cabin (i.e. cup-holders area).
Performance & Efficiency
The other aspect of Ford Edge review to be disclosed is performance. For the 2016, the company offers several powertrain options, all mated with a 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission and a front-wheel drive (an all-wheel drive is optional). Standard on all trims, but for the Sport, is a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces 245 hp & 275 p-f of torque. The engine returns 20 mpg in the city, 30 mpg in the highway and 24 mpg in combined driving mode (with FWD aggregate).
Optional on SEL & Titanium trims is a 3.5-liter V6 motor that ensures 280 hp & 250 p-f of torque. These SUVs return 18 mpg in the city, 26 mpg in the highway and 21 mpg in combined driving mode. The Sport trim comes with all-wheel drive from the start; it is accompanied by a 2.7-liter V6 engine, rated at 315 hp & 350 p-f of torque. Its estimated fuel efficiency makes up 17/24/20 mpg city/highway/combined index.
New Ford Edge is shipped with a bunch of headmost facilities. Some of them are listed below:
- EPAS (electric power assisted steering);
- adaptive steering;
- active park assist;
- hands-free liftgate;
- advanced safety pack: standard 180-degree front camera, antilock brakes, curve control, stability & traction control, front/side/knee airbags, a rearview camera, MyKey system; optional blind spot monitoring, lane keeping assist, forward collision system, rear cross traffic alert.
For the 2016 production year Ford offers four different modifications of Edge: SE, SEL, Titanium & Sport. The base trim comes with 18-inch wheels, active grille shutters, rear privacy glass, LED taillights, automatic headlamps, cloth upholstery, cruise control, keyless entry system, dual exhaust pipes, a 6-speaker sound system, Bluetooth phone, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, height-adjustable driver’s seat.
On the higher trims the customers may find more sophisticated features, such as: heated mirrors, parking sensors, upgraded upholstery (leather, suede), multi-adjustable front seats, dual-zone climate control, satellite radio, USB ports, memory card slots, noise-reducing windows, larger wheels, driver memory settings, ambient lighting, tuned suspension, etc.
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