2015 Ford Edge | new car review

Posted on Dec 18, 2014 by
2015 Ford Edge
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  • Rated 2.5 stars
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AEDAED 105,000 - 175,000
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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 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.

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

5 Responses to 2015 Ford Edge | new car review

  1. Syed Reply

    May 16, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Hi there,
    Greetings
    I am writing this email with regard to my horrendous experience at service canter Oman, Salalah. I went to the Ford service centre in Salalah, Oman on Thursday 10th of May 2017, owing to the fact that, there was was a odd sign on my car. Except that, my Car (Ford Edge) was in a perfect condition with no other problems ever faced. I talked to a sales manager called (Jose). I told him about the miner issue with my car. He said, we need to fully inspect this car, so you will have to leave it for over a night. I was like, okay just get my car fixed, yet he said something really fishy to me, if you like, you can exchange your car for another Ford Edge, Because I had a budget problem, I straight away refused. The next, morning I received a massage that my car has an issue, the switch that provides oil to the engine needs to be changed and it will cost 12 omr for the switch, plus we will have to order it from Muscat. So it will take another day. The next day, he gave me call and said we have found another problem in our car,the “Engine cooler” is not working and if you don’t get it fixed, your car could stop working anywhere, but actually it was lie, there was nothing work with cooler. I thought that there was something really fishy about him. I told him that I have been driving this car For exactly 10 months without any mechanical failure and I have never ever faced any problem in such a long time. Nevertheless, after a while, I gave him a call saying that ” okay get it fixed” Service centre incharge called Steffy said that spare part is being ordered from Muscat, Oman so it will take one more day. The next day, he told me that the service centre have repaired that switch and I will get the new engine oil cooler and fit in for you. Jose from service centre told me I have found a a used spare part and we are going to fit it in. After that I definataly thought that there was something fishy about these guys because Steffy said something else and Others said something else. After that until two days I didn’t get any response from anyone causeof the weekend. On the fifth day Steffy gave a call and said I can pick up my car in the morning and when I went there. I had to pay about four hundred USD I asked hi ” what for” ? They made thing up saying we did this and that. They were just making things up. Then, i checked the parts which he worked on, and then I found out that both of them were repaired. Not new parts. In their wording, these are new parts but both of them are old and modified one. At that time They again asked me that do you want exchange your car, I refused and I understood that they are crooks. I made the payment when I asked for warranty, they simply refused there is no warranty. I was surprise and upset too. I got the receipt and came out to go back to my home. When I started the car it was not working. I informed service centre, they sent Steffy to check the car and he said oh! There is a battery problem) we had a new battery in our car. I got angry and asked why this problem popped up? He replied saying, it was already like this. But in fact it was their mechanics fault they did something wrong to the barttery or they changed it we do not know. He was unable to start the car and again I said it’s your responsibility be coz when I came here there was a minor issue now I am in a big trouble. We are here in Oman to earn not to waste money. But instead of helping he said I already helped u a lot now u go and buy new battery we have nothing to do with it. With the great difficulty in a scorching sun I went to buy battery and got it fixed. Loss loss and loss. I suffered a lot, I did a blunder mistake to go there in ford showroom salalah Oman. I do not want that some thing happening to someone else like me. They are cheaters.
    Let me tell u the switch needed to be fixed was of only 12 omr and they got from me 46 omr…. I would have taken this car to other mechanics they were charging only 20 omr and other part engine oil cooler which they repaired. They charged 100 omr and after that because of them I paid for new battery . It’s a big loss. I suggest you never ever go to salalah ford showroom. I even went to consumer court to register a complain against them.
    I am completely hurt.
    I will talk to their high ups to take action if they want to maintain the standard of their company.
    We are scamed in a tricky way.
    Thanks.
    Look out, there are scammers everywhere.

  2. Robert J. Mazzarella Reply

    June 19, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    These comments make people learn more secure when buying car

  3. 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

  4. 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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