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2016 SE 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $28,700
2016 SE 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $30,695
2016 SEL 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $31,790
2016 SEL 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $33,785
2016 Titanium 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $35,600
2016 Titanium 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $37,595
2016 Sport 4dr All-wheel Drive Price:   -  From $40,900


Ever since its debut for 2007, Ford's midsize crossover has consistently been a popular choice for active families who want a vehicle that’s more efficient and nimble than a traditional SUV. A total refresh for the 2015 model year gave the Edge a boost in style and refinement, without reducing its capability and usability. Built on the same platform as the highly-regarded Fusion sedan, the Edge comes with a choice of three engines, with front-drive or all-wheel drive.

What's New for 2016

Last year, the Edge earned its first full redesign. Updates are less dramatic, if welcome, for 2016. SYNC 3 infotainment is now available, as a replacement for the oft-criticized MyFord system. A new adaptive-steering system uses a motor within the steering column to adjust steering response based on vehicle speed. It’s standard on the Edge Sport, and optional for Titanium trim.

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Choosing Your Ford Edge

Even though its overall shape may be familiar, the Edge’s body now incorporates current Ford styling touches. Front-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is a $1,495 option (except for the Sport, which is AWD-only).

Four trim levels are offered: SE, SEL, Titanium and Sport. Buyers of the SEL and Titanium choose between a standard 2-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine or an optional 3.5-liter V6, which costs $625 extra and drops EPA-estimated fuel economy appreciably. Specifically, the four-cylinder with front-drive is rated 20 or 21 mpg in city driving and 30 mpg on the highway, in contrast to 18/26 mpg for the V6.

As for numerical output, the four-cylinder engine develops 245 horsepower, versus 280 horsepower for the V6. The EcoBoost motor not only yields better fuel economy, but greater maximum torque. On the other hand, smoother output from the V6 might make it worth considering, despite the additional cost and gas-mileage shortfall. Both engines mate with a six-speed automatic transmission.

Ford offers a third powertrain choice, in the Edge Sport: a twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V6, making 315 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. Available only with all-wheel drive, a Sport can accelerate swiftly enough to embarrass a few muscle cars. A firmer suspension and 20-inch wheels provide confident road moves to match that motivation. What might be called its extreme-sports approach to motoring makes it the most expensive Edge, topping $40,000. You'll know immediately if it's right for you; but for most buyers, it's not a contender.

Each Edge comes with a significant list of standard features, including a rearview camera and Ford's continuously-improving SYNC stereo/Bluetooth/connectivity system. SYNC 3 goes into upper models. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the current Edge a five-star rating overall, as well as in front and side crash-testing.

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The base trim level comes with the 2-liter EcoBoost engine, cloth upholstery, paddle shifters, SYNC, air conditioning, power windows/locks/mirrors, CD player, and 18-inch aluminum wheels.

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Stepping up a notch adds dual-zone automatic temperature control, heated mirrors with integrated turn signals, power front seats, reverse sensing, an auto-dimming mirror, and upgraded cloth upholstery.

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Additional features include SYNC 3, a hands-free power liftgate, bright grille and bodyside moldings, Sony audio with HD radio, and 19-inch wheels.

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In addition to the 2.7-liter engine and all-wheel drive, Sport trim includes adaptive steering, a sport-tuned suspension, piano black grille, heated front seats, leather-trimmed upholstery, driver-seat memory, aluminum pedals, and 20-inch wheels.

Ford's practice of limiting certain options to higher trim levels applies to the Edge. The Technology Package, which includes voice-activated navigation and blind-spot monitoring, is only available on the SEL, Titanium, or Sport. The Driver's Package, featuring adaptive cruise control and collision prevention sensors, is optional on Titanium and Sport. A Class III trailer hitch is only offered on SEL and Titanium.

CarsDirect Tip

If you can survive without a few luxury items and won't be towing a trailer, the Edge SE has just about everything most folks need in a highly capable family crossover. Moving up to the SEL for an additional $3,090 gives you access to plenty of functional and comfort options. The Titanium's premium (nearly $4,000) compared to the SEL makes little sense, given its relatively minor upgrades.

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: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Ford redesigned the midsize Edge crossover SUV as a 2015.5 model, giving it greater performance potential and a fresh look. Topping the lineup in its second generation is the Edge Sport, unleashing a twin-turbo 2.7-liter V6 that whips up 315 horsepower. Other models get a choice of four-cylinder or V6 power.

Pricing and Equipment

Starting at $28,700 (plus destination charge) in SE trim, the 2016 Edge also comes in SEL, Titanium, and Sport trim levels. Standard engine is a 2-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder that makes 245 horsepower, whereas the optional 3.5-liter V6 develops 280 horsepower. Only the Sport model gets the 2.7-liter twin-turbo engine. All Edge crossovers use a six-speed automatic transmission.

I drove a Titanium edition with the standard 2-liter EcoBoost engine, optional all-wheel drive, and a base price of $37,095.

Standard equipment for the Edge Titanium includes:

  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Sony audio with HD radio
  • Sync 3 infotainment interface (replacing MyFord Touch)
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Heated, power front seats
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Pushbutton start
  • Rearview camera
  • Driver's knee airbag
  • Nineteen-inch wheels

Options include the V6 engine ($695) and all-wheel drive ($1,495), plus panoramic Vista Roof, 180-degree front camera, and heated rear seats

Performance Pros

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  • An Edge is exceptionally quiet. Engine and road noise are barely noticeable; yet there’s no sense of eeriness—of being overly silent.
  • Smooth, easygoing, excellent ride quality is the rule. An Edge snips the edge off pavement imperfections, taking even rough patches in stride.
  • Precise steering responds particularly well to driver inputs, and helps keep the Edge emphatically on course.

Performance Cons

  • Because the Edge feels wider than similar-size vehicles, it’s not so easy to judge for parking or tight-quarters maneuvering.
  • Acceleration sometimes slacks off a bit, due to a delay in downshifting. Gas-pedal response varies a little too much; and overall, 2-liter performance isn’t exactly stirring.
  • Real-world gas mileage might not meet EPA fuel-economy estimates.

Interior Pros

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  • Front seats are roomy and well-bolstered, with a comfortable driver’s seat. Front headroom is abundant and visibility is top-notch all around, helped by a very low cowl.
  • Amazingly, in the back seat, the center position almost feels more comfortable than the two outboard seats, with a touch more headroom, good leg space, and a small floor hump that doesn’t interfere with comfort. In today’s vehicles, a passably comfortable center rear seat is a rare find.
  • Materials and trim items are among the best in the Edge’s class, with fine detail work.
  • Entry/exit is easy: better than many competitors.

Interior Cons

  • I drove an Edge with the outgoing, much-criticized MyFord Touch infotainment interface. Simply put, it’s a hodgepodge, utterly non-intuitive. Sync 3, its replacement, might not be perfect, especially for non-touchscreen fans, but it’s a big improvement over that irritating predecessor.
  • Rear headroom is marginal in outboard positions, and seats are on the hard side—though leg and foot space excel.
  • Although front seat bottoms aren’t all that short, thigh contact with the seat can feel a bit odd.

The Most Pleasant Surprise

Getting down to basics, the most satisfying aspect of the Edge is its combination of ride comfort and totally confident steering/handling, ranking high in the midsize crossover SUV arena.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

Width. From the driver’s seat, the Edge definitely feels wider than typical competitors. That’s good news for passenger space, but not for parking or slipping through tight spots.

The Bottom Line

Ford Edge

Even though the Edge doesn’t stand fully apart from rival models in this crowded vehicle category, it has a lot to offer in terms of style and technology, as well as roadgoing behavior. Getting rid of that MyFord Touch setup might sound like a comparatively minor point; but in my view, it’s a major step forward.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 245 HP / 275 ft.lbs.
6-spd SelectShift w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
21 / 30 / 25 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 245 HP / 275 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
21 / 30 / 25 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
18.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
73.4 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
114 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
188.1 "
Exterior Width
75.9 "
Exterior Height
68.6 "
Front Headroom
40.2 "
Rear Headroom
40.3 "
Front Legroom
42.6 "
Rear Legroom
40.6 "
Front Shoulder Room
60.3 "
Rear Shoulder Room
60.5 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,927 Lbs.
Wheel Base
112 "
Turning Radius
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
18.0 " Silver Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Convex Spotter
Grille Moldings
Metal-look W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Dual Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm, Seek-scan
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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