2015 Ford Edge | new car review

Posted on Dec 18, 2014 by
2015 Ford Edge
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AEDAED 105,000 - 175,000
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  • 2015 Edge
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  • Last modified: December 18, 2014
  • Exterior
    Editor: 80%
  • Interior
    Editor: 55%
  • Quality
    Editor: 70%
  • Features
    Editor: 80%
  • Performance
    Editor: 85%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 80%

Review Summary:

The Edge has been around since 2007. 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 makes it stand out from its competitors.

Cons

Cheap interior is a major let down.

Looks

The generous use of chrome is probably the most prominent aspect of the 2015 , 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 its rivals, the Japanese Nissan Murano and Mazda CX-7.

2014 Ford Edge front + side

Feels

Ford 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.

2015 Ford Edge side

What’s on offer?

With a starting price of AED 105,000, the 2015 Ford Edge comes with a 3.5L V6 engine that chucks out 285 horsepower and is matted to a FWD drivetrain, or an optional AWD system. The Sport variant, however, comes with a 3.7L V6 that puts out 20 horsepower more and brings a stiffer sport tuned suspension for AED 175,000 instead of the independent front and rear suspension.

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.

2015 Ford Edge front

Specifications

Specifications2015 Ford Edge 3.5L2015 Ford Edge 3.7L
Engine/ Cylinders3.5 litre / V63.7 litre / V6
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
285 hp @ 6,500 RPM305 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
343 Nm @ 4,000 RPM379 Nm @ 4,000 RPM
Tranmission6 speed dual clutch automatic6 speed dual clutch automatic
DriveFront Wheel Drive / All Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h8.2 secs8.0 secs
Top speed200 km/h200 km/h
PriceAED 105,000 - 160,000AED 175,000

4 Responses to 2015 Ford Edge | new car review

  1. Robert J. Mazzarella Reply

    June 19, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    These comments make people learn more secure when buying car

  2. Suhel Reply

    September 30, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    Thank for your revert. Grand Cherokee seems little out of budget. I would prefer between max 100-130, preferably 5 seater. Should have good tech features like blind spot monitoring, cross traffic alert, good music system, cruise control, reverse parking sensor/camera etc.

    I checked nissan xtrail and wasnt happy with engine noise also sales guy was least interested and bluntly said no delivery till nov end.

    I liked mazda cx-5 but many people say service and after sales not good. I would also prefer dealership which is across UAE as I might relocate from current AUH to DXB in future.

    Do let me know if think anything fits into that.
    Appreciate your help !

    Suhel

  3. Suhel Reply

    September 26, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Hi Zaran,

    Ford is now offering ford edge sports model for 145,000 as they want to clear old stock till the new edge 2016 comes out. I was thinking of buying the sports model but worry that its resale value will not be good due to it being 2014. Appreciate if you can provide any advice. I am looking for a crossover like this with similar tech features and nothing else seems to fit in this budget. Appreciate your inputs if any.

    Thanks,

    Suhel

    • Zaran Tarapore

      Zaran Tarapore Reply

      September 30, 2015 at 12:30 pm

      Hi Suhel,

      Purchasing old stock can always be tempting, especially at a great price, but it isn’t the wisest thing to do. With the all-new Edge being significantly better than the current model, it seems a little pointless to settle for something that isn’t the best. While waiting for the 2016 model is probably going to be very difficult, have you considered a Grand Cherokee perhaps? One with a HEMI under the hood?

      Regards,

      Zaran

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