2015 Ford Edge | new car review
Contemporary styling makes it stand out from its competitors.
Cheap interior is a major let down.
The generous use of chrome is probably the most prominent aspect of the 2015 Ford Edge, 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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
|Specifications||2015 Ford Edge 3.5L||2015 Ford Edge 3.7L|
|Engine/ Cylinders||3.5 litre / V6||3.7 litre / V6|
|Max Power |
|285 hp @ 6,500 RPM||305 hp @ 6,500 RPM|
|343 Nm @ 4,000 RPM||379 Nm @ 4,000 RPM|
|Tranmission||6 speed dual clutch automatic||6 speed dual clutch automatic|
|Drive||Front Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|0-100 km/h||8.2 secs||8.0 secs|
|Top speed||200 km/h||200 km/h|
|Price||AED 105,000 - 160,000||AED 175,000|