Practical, everyday utility is delivered consistently by the 2016 Ford Edge. It's the perfect size for fitting up to five people in extreme comfort, plus a surprising amount of cargo. This SUV is also simple to park in fairly tight areas. You also get cutting-edge technologies, surprising luxuries and solid safety for an all-around winning package.
Several engines are available, starting with a twin-scroll 2.0-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder. The base engine for the 2016 Ford Edge is truly impressive, providing a lively 245 horsepower and 275 lb.-ft. of torque for great flat-out acceleration. While turbocharging helps boost efficiency, so do the active grille shutters by boosting aerodynamics. Shoppers can add a stop-start system, which shuts down the engine instead of idling it, boosting fuel economy even further.
For a more traditional setup, a 3.5-litre V-6 with twin independent variable camshaft timing is optional. It punches harder with a peak 280 horsepower and 250 lb.-ft. of torque. Drivers enjoy great power bands, so no matter what kind of situation they're in, they have solid performance at their command.
Even more dramatic performance is added to the 2016 Ford Edge with the available 2.7-litre EcoBoost. Thanks to the wonders of aggressive turbocharging, it squeezes out a peak 315 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque, giving you a serious edge in the fast lane.
All three engines for the 2016 Ford Edge come with a six-speed automatic transmission, while paddle shifters for manual gear changes are available. Front-wheel drive is standard on the first two engines, with all-wheel drive available. The 2.7-litre EcoBoost can only be had with all-wheel drive.
Helping to reign in all that power are several systems for the 2016 Ford Edge. Four-wheel antilock disc brakes provide consistent stopping power, even in emergencies. Optional adaptive steering is more sensitive at lower speeds, boosting maneuverability, and less sensitive at higher speeds for superior stability. Standard AdvanceTrac with roll stability control reads conditions and reduces engine power or applies individual brakes to prevent sliding or rollovers. Hill start assist is standard on all models, keeping the SUV from rolling back on a steep grade.
Safety is a big priority thoroughly addressed by the 2016 Ford Edge. The standard airbag system includes side curtains for the first and second rows. Optional inflatable rear seatbelts are unique to the Ford brand, further reducing the risk of injury to passengers. Individual tire pressure monitoring lets drivers know immediately when one or more tires need to be inflated. All models have a rearview camera, with guidelines displayed on the centre screen and the ability to zoom for hitching up a trailer.
Everyone will feel comfortable and relaxed inside the 2016 Ford Edge. Drivers benefit from the sparse use of physical controls on the dash, which are positioned to be easily found, reducing distraction. An available front 180-degree camera is great for seeing around corners, boosting confidence further. The optional panoramic Vista Roof can tilt or open all the way, while a fixed skylight in the rear helps add to the airy feeling of the cabin.