More gritty aesthetics and new driving aids for the 2020 Ford Edge, a spacious SUV that convinces above all for comfort; the new 2.0 biturbo diesel with 238 HP, the load threshold is high.
2020 Ford Edge Redesign
Impressive with its 483 cm in length (a couple more than in the past), but also harmonious and not without grit, the Ford Edge is an SUV that does not hide its origins of the overseas: it is built in Canada and was conceived in the United States. In this updated edition just two years after its debut (which took place in 2016) it features a renewed front, starting from the sculpted mask with a more European flavor (behind which there is an active grill, which closes to improve aerodynamics when maximum cooling capacity is not required). Also new is the design of the headlights, the diurnal LEDs integrated into them and the bumper; in the tail, however, change the lights, the bumper, and the exhaust terminals. The new 2020 Ford Edge, which had been exhibited last March at the Geneva Motor Show, can already be ordered and will be delivered in about 4 months.
The range of engines of the 2020 Ford Edge is focused on the 2.0 turbodiesel EcoBlue, a modern four-cylinder, supercharged and in compliance with the Euro 6d-Temp emissions regulation. It is available in variants with variable geometry turbine (190 hp) and bi-turbo (variable geometry is reserved for high pressure) with 238 hp; remarkable torque values: 400 Nm (available between 2000 and 3000 rpm) in the first case and 500 Nm (at 2000 rpm) in the second. The less powerful engine is combined with the 6-speed manual transmission, the other with the new automatic with torque converter (which replaces the dual-clutch robotics available in the old model): it has 8 speeds, also manually selectable via the steering wheel paddles.
In both cases the traction is the integral Ford AWD (All Wheel Drive), here in its most advanced version, which the manufacturer defines “intelligent”: it employs a series of sensors and a logic that evaluates the degree of grip available every 10 milliseconds, managing consequently and in real time the amount of torque sent to the individual wheels. When road conditions and driving conditions are optimal, the system favors two-wheel drive mode (the front wheels) to reduce friction losses and, consequently, fuel consumption.
2020 Ford Edge Interior, Features & Size
Three levels of equipment of the Ford Edge, with the “base”, called Titanium, proposed from € 50,400 in combination with the less powerful engine: it already offers 7 airbags as standard (including the one for the knees of the driver), 19 “alloy wheels, roof bars, light and rain sensors and parking lights in front, automatic high beam, rearview camera, LED fog lights with turning lights, access without key with push-button start and heated sports seats. ST-Line is located in the middle of the range, from the decidedly high price (52,900 euros the one from 190 hp, 56,900 the other): it has circles of 20 “(those of 21” cost 750 euros) in two split spokes painted in black and other sporty details sporting, sport suspension (otherwise optional 250 euros) and more refined interiors: the black fabric pavilion, the 1000 W Bang & Olufsen audio system with 12 speakers and subwoofer (optional at 750 euros for the Titanium), the aluminum pedals, the electric adjustment of the seats , the heating extended to the sofa and the partially leather upholstery (material that, perforated, also covers the steering wheel).
At the top for refinement is the Vignale set- up (from € 56,900), distinguished by chromed external elements and also equipped with 20 “rims. In this case we also add the LED matrix adaptive headlights, the front camera with 180 ° split view (allows you to control the scene if the view from the cockpit is hindered, as for example when you go out of gear from a box or by a driveway), air-conditioned seats and leather upholstery extended to the door panels, the central armrest, and the instrument panel. With the same set-up, the version with the 238 hp engine and the automatic transmission costs 4,000 euros more than the 190 hp version with a manual transmission.
By taking a seat on board the 2020 Ford Edge you are pleasantly struck by the feeling of airiness: space is a lot and finding the best driving position is easy even for those with a sturdy build. The main controls – like the knob in the tunnel from which the automatic transmission is managed – are at hand and in the middle of the dashboard, the Sync 3 multimedia system (standard for the entire range) is clearly visible. The latter, with a touchscreen of 8 “, is equipped with a navigator function, support for voice commands, Android Auto interface, and AppleCarPlay and even the base for wireless charging of smartphones is not lacking. Not so large, but complete, the new instrument panel with the two large hands instruments and the largest digital central part.
The generous step (285 cm) makes the Edge comfortable even for those traveling on the sofa, which, being moderately shaped in the side seats and slightly raised in the middle, can accommodate a third passenger without much difficulty; in this regard it also helps the almost flat floor, but not the bulky cabinet that emerges between the seats.
2020 Ford Edge trunk Volume, even if not a record for the category, with its 602 liters with all the seats in use is adequate to the needs of the family; recline the backrest does not form steps and increases the capacity to 1847 liters. Facilitates the loading operations of the door that is raised electrically approaching a foot to a sensor under the bumper (standard), but you must still reckon with the threshold far from the ground (75 cm), a defect of many SUVs.
2020 Ford Edge Equipment
All Ford Edge Model have included in the price many devices useful for safety, such as automatic braking with pedestrian recognition, lane keeping aid, anti-shock system, the Esp with electronic control of rolling and cornering speed, as well as the adaptive speed limiter (exploits the camera that detects the road signs and shows them in the dashboard); same key for the MyKey customizable key, which allows you to program some constraints, for example by limiting the maximum speed or volume of the radio (it is useful, for example, when the car is entrusted to inexperienced drivers). In addition to the incoming cross traffic warning, to the system that helps to avoid a sudden obstacle and to the one that limits the consequences of secondary collisions by activating the brakes after an initial impact, adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go function is also available (for versions with automatic transmission), which interacts with lane maintenance and, thus, can manage semi-autonomously the column guide (provided that the driver takes at least one hand on the steering wheel): it is standard in the Vignale and offered for the other versions also in the Driver Assistance package (1,500 euros, includes the adaptive LED headlights and, for the ST-Line, the 180 ° front camera). On the other hand, the semi-automatic parking system costs 250 euros. is standard in the Vignale and offered for the other outfits also in the Driver Assistance package (1,500 euros, includes the adaptive LED headlights and, for the ST-Line, the 180 ° front camera). On the other hand, the semi-automatic parking system costs 250 euros. is standard in the Vignale and offered for the other outfits also in the Driver Assistance package (1,500 euros, includes the adaptive LED headlights and, for the ST-Line, the 180 ° front camera). On the other hand, the semi-automatic parking system costs 250 euros.
2020 Ford Edge On The Road
It is not difficult to understand that the 2020 Ford Edge was conceived by a team of North American designers, who favored comfort and enjoyment in the tourist guide. Needless to say, you are sitting in a raised and dominant position, enveloped by a sumptuous comfortable and air-conditioned armchair, enjoying an excellent walking marvel: the engine moves the silent and docile car, and the excellent insulation of the passenger compartment it makes the noises filter inside. The suspensions collect the hardest blows, “smoothing” the road surface properly: it almost seems to fly low, with the engine always ready to respond to the minimum stress on the accelerator and the comfort of solid steering, which keeps well the direction even on the bottom irregular.
The engine is among the most powerful in the category, and then accelerates it unleashes a noticeable progression, especially from 2000 rpm, also helped by the 8 short gears of the automatic transmission, which, however, end immediately, even for the delivery curve not very extended to high regimes: therefore the taste ends soon, because the maximum range of 4300-4400 rpm the change (faster in climbing than in acceleration) passes to the next ratio. Soon the narrow paths there is a continuous rise and fall of laps after the march, which, with the contribution of the 2.0 that raises a little ‘voice after 3000 rpm, worsens otherwise high-level comfort (and despite the presence of Active Noise Control system, which should reduce internal noise).
Despite the considerable mass (over 2100 kg), which determines perceptible inertia in the insertions in the curve, the 2020 Ford Edge is pleasant to drive and has unexpected agility. In particular, we have appreciated a lot of the variable demultiplication steering (compared to a “normal” steering wheel, in the tight corners the steering wheel should be turned less) that allows you to brush curves and counter-bites with taste and safety. It must be said, however, that our test took place in Sweden on a mountain path (but also on a speed track and on a narrow off-road route) constantly frozen (with temperatures from 2 to -17 ° C) and that the cars available were equipped with tires (moderately) bolted, which certainly favored adherence in those particular conditions, but in fact did not allow us to get a good idea of the limits of the car on asphalt.
2020 Ford Edge Pros & Cons
- Comfort . In the large passenger compartment, you travel correctly insulated from external noise and roughness. “Round” and with a few vibrations the engine.
- Driving aid. The most advanced are foreseen: from the system that helps drivers avoid sudden obstacles to adaptive LED headlights.
- Driving pleasure. If you travel in souplesse, the 2020 Ford Edge is one of the most enjoyable and safe SUVs.
- Price . This car will also be well finished. But the price list is definitely high.
- Load threshold. The electric tailgate is standard, but the mouth of the trunk 75 cm from the ground makes it difficult to stow heavy luggage.
- Massa . In the tortuous paths, inertia is perceived due to the vehicle’s tonnage, which exceeds the 2,100 kg.