After last year’s mild refresh, the 2020 Ford Edge enters the new model year with minimal changes. Dual-zone automatic climate control is now standard, while there's increased exterior color and package availability.
Ignoring the Edge’s out-of-date interior, the mid-size crossover ranks near the top of the segment. There’s a lot to like, as it comes with solid engine choices, a good amount of standard features, and loads of safety equipment. The performance-oriented Edge ST is also one of the high points.
Other utility vehicles like the Jeep Grand Cherokee have better off-roading capabilities and more performance options, while options like the Hyundai Santa Fe offer more value and a nicer interior.
Choosing Your Ford Edge
Ford offers the Edge in four trims: SE, SEL, Titanium, and ST. Prices start at $32,840 including destination for the SE and climb to $45,005 for the ST.
The Ford Edge is available with two engines. The first three trims get a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, while a 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6 is solely available on the ST.
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|2.7L Twin-Turbo V6
Both engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard with the base engine, while all-wheel drive is available for an additional $1,995. The ST trim comes with all-wheel drive as standard.
There’s nothing wrong with the base 2.0-liter engine, it’s just that the V6 is much punchier. It brings performance that’s similar to a hot hatchback. The only consequence is a drop of three miles per gallon combined, which is impressive.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The Edge has seating for five. There's 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, but that expands to 73.4 cubes with the second row out of the picture. Compared to the competition, that's an average amount of cargo space.
Ford Co-Pilot360 is standard on the Edge, bringing automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic high beams.
On the SEL trim and above, the Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist Plus suite is available for $795. This brings adaptive cruise control, evasive steering assist, and a voice-activated navigation system.
All Edge models come with an 8-inch touchscreen that has Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, wi-fi hot spot capability, two USB ports, and four 12-volt outlets are included.
The SEL adds two 4.2-inch LCD driver information displays, while the Titanium brings wireless charging and a 12-speaker Bang and Olufsen audio system. As previously mentioned, navigation is available through the Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist Plus suite.
The Edge SE comes with 18-inch wheels, automatic headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, dual-zone automatic climate control, cloth upholstery, and remote keyless entry.
The SEL adds LED fog lights and daytime running lights, ActiveX upholstery, heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror as standard.
A Convenience Package is available that brings a perimeter alarm, a foot-activated liftgate, a remote start system, a universal garage door opener, and a wireless charging pad for $935. A panoramic roof is a $1,595 option.
The Titanium is the luxurious trim in the Edge lineup. It adds 19-inch wheels, a wireless charging pad, a foot-activated liftgate, a universal garage door opener, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering column, and a heated steering wheel.
The 301A equipment group ($4,150) bundles ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, leather upholstery, an auto-dimming driver’s exterior mirror, adaptive LED headlights, a panoramic roof, Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist Plus, and more.
The sporty ST comes with aluminum pedal covers, ST-bolstered bucket seats, and a unique body kit in addition to the more powerful engine and all-wheel drive.
The ST can be fitted with the 401A equipment group ($4,840) that brings a lot of the same features as the 301A package. The ST Performance Brake Package ($2,695) includes 21-inch black wheels, vented front and rear brakes, red brake calipers, and summer-only tires.
The SEL trim is our choice of the 2020 Ford Edge lineup, as it brings the option of adding Ford Co-Pilot 360 Assist Plus and/or the Convenience Package. If sportiness is your thing, the ST has it in spades and is worth the money.