You may not be able to tell it apart from the 2018MY, but the 2019 Ford Edge has been improved, with an emphasis on acceleration, handling and fuel economy.
It’s offered in four trim levels, with the base SE starting at just under $30,000, followed by the SEL ($33,300), Titanium ($38,760) and ST ($42,355).
Consumer Reports bought an SEL, which comes standard with rear parking sensors, 10-way power driver’s seat, dual-zone climate control and SYNC3 infotainment system. They also added several optional extras such as a heated steering wheel, sunroof and a few other features, which have bumped up the price to $42,610.
The reviewer found it to be a better overall choice compared to some of its rivals, stating that it feels somewhat European. And that’s a good thing, because it means that Ford has paid plenty of attention to the interior build quality, among others. With its soft touch surfaces, easy to use controls, good space for second-row passengers and sufficient cargo storage, the cabin doesn’t fail to impress.
The 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine doesn’t hesitate, and neither does the eight-speed automatic gearbox, for the most part at least. On the go, the 2019 Edge doesn’t disappoint, and when equipped with the ‘All-Wheel-Drive Disconnect’ system, it has an EPA-rated fuel economy of 21/28/23 mpg (25/34/28 mpg UK / 11/8/10 l/100 km) in city/highway/combined.
As to whether it may or may not be the best choice in the segment, we’ll let the reviewer answer that in the following video.