Ford Edge Review

Gumtree Rating

4.0 rating

Despite having graced roads across the pond since 2007, the American-designed Ford Edge only arrived in the UK in 2016. This full-size SUV has plenty of space for five and is perfect for an adventurous family, or for adults after a practical way to travel in style. It’s only available as a fully automatic diesel in the UK, but comes with a great range of features that make the standard trim option a good-value buy, especially second-hand.

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What we think about the Ford Edge

The Ford Edge is a large, well-equipped SUV that’s great for cruising on the motorway and can tow a caravan for holidays.



Loads of space for passengers and luggage


Super-comfy ride quality


Great range of standard kit


No petrol option

Only available as a five-seater

Automatic only

The 2019 UK edition of the Ford Edge is a five-seater SUV with a diesel engine and automatic transmission. Efficiency varies slightly with engine power and wheel size but is around 40 mpg for all variants. It’s available in well-equipped Titanium trim, a sportier ST Line, or as the top-of-the-range luxury Vignale model.

Driving performance of the Ford Edge

Our Driving Rating7 / 10

Travelling in the Ford Edge is a quiet and comfortable experience – it cruises beautifully and offers a stable and laid-back drive. If you’re behind the wheel, you may feel it’s large size, especially on tight corners or narrow country roads. This isn’t too much of a problem, as its steering is well-weighted and responsive, with a reversing camera on all models making parking easier. The sporty ST Line trim gives you sports suspension and active steering technology. While this makes the Edge slightly less comfortable on bumpy country roads, it also gives what’s undoubtedly a very big car a slightly racier feel.

Safety and reliability of the Ford Edge

Our Safety Rating8 / 10

Thanks to a whole raft of standard safety features and some great crash protection design, the Ford Edge scored a maximum five out of five stars on its Euro NCAP safety rating. All UK models have automatic emergency braking (AEB), lane keep assistance, steering assist and lane departure warnings. New buyers can also add optional extras such as inflatable seatbelts designed to reduce bruising in the event of a crash, and a camera to help you see oncoming traffic at junctions. The Edge doesn’t have any known reliability issues or recalls, but it’s a good idea to check the service history to ensure it’s been well cared for.

Under the bonnet of the Ford Edge

Our Engine Rating7 / 10

The UK version of the Ford Edge is only available with a 2.0-litre diesel engine and automatic transmission. There are two different power options – a single-turbo engine offers 148 bhp and a 0-60 time of 11.2 seconds, while a twin-turbo model pulls 235 bhp and offers a slightly faster 0-60 time of 9.2 seconds. The less powerful engine is only available on entry-level Titanium trim and with front-wheel-drive, while fancier models get the twin-turbo option and all-wheel drive. Both engine options feel well matched to the car. The Edge is capable of towing up to two tonnes, but can feel a bit lethargic as you approach the top of the weight range.

What you'll find in the Ford Edge

Our Design Rating7 / 10

Just like any classic American SUV, the Edge is muscular yet stylish. It’s a whopping 4.8 metres long and 1.9 metres wide, and appears bulky and sharply angled. The ST Line trim offers a sportier look, and range-topping Vignale models add classy features like the specially designed hexagonal chrome front grille. All models come with LED headlamps and daytime running lights. ST and Vignale versions also have 20-inch alloy wheels – these are optional for the Titanium trim, which comes with 19-inch alloys as standard. There are eight different colours of Ford Edge to choose from, including metallic options.

Comfort and interiors in the Ford Edge

Our Comfort Rating7 / 10

Inside the Ford Edge, there’s plenty of space for passengers and luggage. If you’re carrying anything that’s too large for the frankly gigantic boot, simply fold the rear seats flat to increase carrying capacity even further. The interior feels practical and well-designed, with handy storage cubbies around the cabin. Despite the leather seats and steering wheel, it feels a little plain compared to other premium SUVs. The ST Line trim adds silver accents which brighten it up a little, but the styling of the Edge’s interior is a little flatter than its outward appearance suggests.

Blue Ford Edge interior front

What features you'll find in the Ford Edge

Our Features Rating9 / 10

Even in baseline Titanium trim, the Edge boasts an excellent range of features. Expect a reversing camera, automatic lights and wipers, as well as Ford’s Quickclear windscreen technology to help keep a perfect view of the road. Inside, you’ll get heated front seats and dual-zone climate control for maximum comfort. Other features include Bluetooth connectivity, keyless start and a hands-free powered tailgate, to name a few. Upgrading to the ST Line trim will get you a heated steering wheel and a fancier stereo, while Vignale models come with chrome detailing and quilted leather seats. Optional extras include front cameras and a panoramic sunroof. Although the fancier trims have a few nice add-ons, the standard model is so good it’s hardly worth upgrading unless you’re after something specific.

What fuel efficiency to expect from the Ford Edge

Our Fuel Consumption Rating8 / 10

Both engine options are rated as doing 42 mpg, though opting for the larger 20-inch wheels will cause this to drop a bit. Carbon emissions are a touch higher on the two-cylinder model than the less powerful engine option, rating at 175 g/km rather than 153 g/km. These figures are quite good for a large SUV like the Ford Edge, especially given its whopping kerb weight of 1970kg.

Running costs of the Ford Edge

Our Cost Rating8 / 10

Despite being a large SUV, the Ford Edge is only in insurance groups 25-30, making it relatively affordable to keep on the road. It also makes a good value second-hand buy thanks to relatively low depreciation. Ford offer warranty for the first three years or 60,000 miles (depending which you hit first), so if you’re considering a fairly new model, make sure to get the details for this. Ford dealerships are usually easy to find and make for fairly affordable servicing, as parts are easy to get hold of.

Our verdict of the Ford Edge

4.0 rating

4 / 5 Gumtree rating

This well-equipped larger SUV is a great value option with lots of standard features. It's well-suited to motorway cruising but doesn't offer luxury branding or an especially sporty feel.