2019 Ford Edge Impresses With Powertrain, Build Quality, Safety Gear

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.

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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.

 

  • .. EL CHAPO THA GREAT 🤴🏻

    Still not reliable. Nice try

  • mist

    If Ford is praised for its “build quality”, then all brands can be praised as well.

    • TheToadPrince..~~ToadSquad

      bingo

  • no25

    But not looks. Pre-facelift looked soooooo much better. This design is a step backwards.

    • Mike anonymous

      I don’t think it’s bad, but I do feel it was unnecessary. My only complaint was the removal of the 3D LightBar that the pre-facelift used to have. (If you’ve ever seen one in person you’ll know what I mean when I say it was a physical bar/3D-shelf, not just a light made to look like one).

      The Pre-facelift was pretty spot-on to the concept, which carried over the theme of unique and ‘cool’ design that made the previous generation such a hit.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cf272c144a1e196b6b345814c9452de047d99c84cf8d7d74e70c75125083c19e.png

      It still seems like a great (or decent at the least) vehicle, but it does not carry over the same spark that made it just that much more great.

  • charlotteharry57

    I get the build quality because my Fusion is the best I’ve ever had, including several Japanese brands. HOWEVER, what you have here is basically a Fusion SEL “wagon” for $13K more than the sedan, all because it’s a CUV. Overpriced nonsense.

    • ErnieB

      I had a Ford Fusion that made me completely rethink my views toward American cars. The car was probably the most reliable car I have ever owned.. and like you Ive owned Honda’s and Toyota’s. I also agree that this edge should be killed off. It’s ugly too.

  • Rocket

    My preferred rental vehicle. I’d go with the ST if I were to own one, however.

  • Darnell Robeson

    This reminds me of the Fusion. I like almost everything about it. I remember driving the 1st gen Edge and it was disappointing. Recently drove the new one. Everything i hated about the old Edge I love about the 2019 Edge. The build quality is excellent just like a Fusion. The ride & handling is very good. Its the Fusion of crossovers in my opinion very good vehicle

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