2015 Ford Edge SEL FWD Test Drive Review

2015 Ford Edge

Join me in reviewing my time behind the wheel of a 2015 Ford Edge!!

2015 Ford Edge

Trim:   SEL

Drive:  FWD

Engine: 3.5L V6 DOCH 24V

Fueleconomy.gov MPG Reports:  Combined – 21, City – 18, Highway – 26 

My MPG:  22.5 avg 60% Highway, 40% City

First impressions: I have always thought the Ford Edge was a good looking vehicle. While I am not in complete agreement with the direction Ford is heading with nose and grille design. Overall the Edge has great lines and nice stance.

Ride, Drive & Comfort: Ford did an excellent job with this vehicle. The cabin is very quiet. The steering responsive, with minimum body roll. Somehow Ford has managed to give the Edge a ride that is both firm and plush. Considering it is a crossover, the vehicle handles quite well. On tight, curvy roads the suspension feels firm and responsive. Yet on rough terrain it absorbs bumps and transitions with minimal disturbance to passenger comfort. (Well done Ford). The height of the vehicle combined with seat position provided very nice forward visibility. I was high enough to see over and around cars with ease, but not so high that the vehicle felt top heavy. I have already stated front visibility is excellent. However, I found visibility from the B pillar back to be a bit restricted. The C pillar combined with size and shape of adjoining windows created a blind spot on both sides. This was noticeable when backing out in crowded parking lots. This Edge did have a backup camera which helped with blind spots. (As I have mentioned in a previous review I am part of the general population who prefers line of sight vision over cameras). The seats are supportive and comfortable. This particular Edge has cloth seats. A decade ago I would have told anyone who ask to steer clear of cloth. It didn’t wear well and stained easily. However, driving this Edge has made me a believer that Ford has made massive strides in the quality of their upholstery. The Edge I drove had 85,000 miles on it and the upholstery looked brand new. The seats showed no wear and there was zero staining. The upholstery had a very durable feel to it and the foam showed no sign of breaking down. The radio had a nice balanced sound and Ford SYNC paired seamlessly to my phone. Steering wheel mounted controls allowed me to keep both hands on the wheel while changing stations and adjusting volume level.

Engine performance: There isn’t much to say. At 285 HP and 253 lb-ft of torque Ford’s 3.5 V6 is a very good match for this vehicle. It had ample power for quick acceleration and passing. The engine did what it was supposed to, when it was supposed to do it at a level that met / exceeded my expectations.

Overall I enjoyed my time behind the wheel of the Ford Edge. It is a sharp looking, versatile and practical vehicle. With great power, smooth ride & ample storage.



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