Ford Edge: A Really Competitive SUV in Its Segment!
|   Saturday, August 13, 2016
The Ford Edge is an SUV larger than the Ford Kuga: the length of its body is 4.81 meters (28.4 cm more than the Kuga) it is close to that of models like the BMW X5, the KIA Sorento, Hyundai Grand SantaFe and the Volkswagen Touareg.

There are two versions of the Edge, both with a diesel engine with four cylinders - 2.0 TCDi 180 hp with manual six-speed gearbox and 2.0 TDCi Bi-Turbo 210 hp with automatic double-clutch Powershift and six-speed gearbox.
In four-wheel type, traction is always automatically connectable by a clutch located at the entrance of the rear differential.
The 2.0 TDCi 180 hp Ford Edge (which actually has 179 hp) costs 43,425 euros, less than a Jaguar F-PACE 2.0 i4D 179 hp and Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 V6 Diesel 190 hp, but clearly higher than a Kia Sorento 2.2 CRDi 200 hp.

Version 2.0 TDCi Bi-Turbo 210 hp (209 hp) is on sale from 50,425 euros and it costs a little more than a Land Rover Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 211 hp, but less than a Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 TDI CR 204 hp and Mercedes-Benz 250 d 4MATIC GLE 204 hp.

The Edge is a comfortable vehicle due to, among other things, a suspension that filters the uneven surface efficiently and a very well managed soundproofing. Moreover, despite being a heavy and bulky vehicle, the response in curves is agile and the driving feels very nice.

There are rivals who are more comfortable - Mercedes-Benz GLE or Audi Q7 - and others that are more agile-a Porsche Cayenne, for example-but in general, Ford has achieved a good balance between the two elements.

Ford Edge's Bi-Turbo 2.0 TDCi 210 CV associated with PowerShift automatic transmission has been thoroughly tested and even more briefly during the presentation of the model to the media, the Edge 2.0 TDCi 180 hp with six-speed manual gearbox.
Both engines run smoothly and swiftly move the vehicle, although they have little force when rotating at low rpm. The Bi-Turbo engine feels faster, but perhaps not as much as expected with additional 30 hp.

The Edge has a very spacious passenger compartment in which five adults can travel with ease, something not possible in many of its rivals. The trunk is large in absolute terms (602 liters), although there are better alternatives in this regard.

In general, the whole interior is covered with plastic with good looking elements and well-adjusted to each other. It has five seats and there is no version of seven.

There are four trim levels: Trend, Titanium, Sport and Vignale. In the standard equipment, elements such as knee airbag for the driver, collision avoidance system with automatic emergency braking, a system that automatically changes lights, alert for involuntary change of lanes, the rear camera support for parking, traffic signal detector and SYNC2 multimedia system with 8 inches touch screen.

The most complete equipment level (Vignale) has a carrier coated with materials of higher quality, small cosmetic changes and customer service with features that are not available in other versions.
For example, the customer has 24 hours access to a personal assistant to provide support in solving problems related to the vehicle and a programming service with delivery and pickup in case of incidents.

Other driving support systems available for the Edge are the online semi-automatic parking system and the battery (the driver needs to press on the pedal and the vehicle turns the steering wheel itself), the developer of active speed with collision warning and pedestrian detection, the detector vehicle in the blind spot and adaptive speed limiter (the car programmer adjusts the speed according to what the signal recognition system reads).
The Ford Edge is a new car in the European market, although it is the second-generation of Edge, since the first was launched in America in 2006.
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