2014 Ford Edge | new car review

Posted on Dec 8, 2013 by
2014 Ford Edge
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  • Rated 2.5 stars
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AEDAED 106,000 - 165,000
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  • Interior
    Editor: 55%
  • Exterior
    Editor: 80%
  • Quality
    Editor: 70%
  • Features
    Editor: 80%
  • Performance
    Editor: 85%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 80%

Review Summary:

The Edge has been around since its 2007 release. It was a cutting Edge concept car back then with all its chrome and glory. But can this “built for tough”, all testosterone, hairy chested car company pull off a softer, dare we say more feminine, still tough, but stylish car?

Pros

Contemporary styling

Cons

Cheap interior

Looks

The chrome is probably the most prominent aspect of the car where it carries out from the rims to the door handles, and front grille. Its swooping roof line and massive 22” wheels give it that sportier Edge over the Nissan Murano and Mazda CX-7.

2014 Ford Edge front + side

Feels

is telling a nice story with the design of the dash, it’s pretty with a marriage of curving soft touch materials that shade over the smooth almost real wood. All of a sudden the music ends abruptly, however, with the sound of a scratching record, someone decided to unload a mountain of black gloss on the centre console that looks cheaper than a toy from the Karama market. Rear seats recline to face a panoramic roof. The roofline, however, seems like it’s been glued on, poke it and you can hear crackling sounds, as if it’s about to collapse.

2014 Ford Edge interior

Engineering

MyFord Touch is an in-car communications and entertainment system developed by the Ford Motor Company and Microsoft. It allows you to SYNC your music as well as your messaging and other phone utilities to the car’s large touch screen.

What’s on offer?

With a starting price of AED 105,000, all variants come with the 3.5L V6 with a punchy 285 HP and a FWD drivetrain along with an optional AWD system. The Sport variant comes with a 3.7L V6 and an added 20 HP and a stiffer sport tuned suspension for AED 160,000 instead of the independent front and rear suspension. The optional chrome package gives the car it’s Edge over the competitors with massive 22” rims instead of 17”, and will come with paddle shifters and panoramic roof as standard.

2014 Ford Edge rear

Summing it…

The cabin has many aspects that feel cheap, and many users have complained that the MyFord Touch system is too laggy and frustrating to use. Even though Ford has updated the system, so far the only Edge it seems to have over the competition is its stylish exterior.

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