2020 Ford Edge

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2020 Ford Edge Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: March 21, 2020
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Aaron Smith

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Looking for a family hauler that is easy to drive and pleasing to own; the 2018 Ford Edge may fit the bill. It may not be as big as a three-row SUV but it has plenty of cargo and passenger space. Edge also has a superior fuel economy compared to others in the competition.

The Ford Edge is looking quite intimidating and modern. The nice front grill surrounded by matt black accents, the tall boy stance, the boxy shape, and the pointy headlamps add to the overall drama of this car and make it one of the best looking cars in the market.

On the inside, the cabin is spacious and luxurious helping it invade the luxury crossover segment as well. The Edge is not really the car you would take off-roading but this one can certainly be the car you can use toward through the modern-day concrete jungles to reach your office.

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Pros

Filled with comfort features

Exceptionally comfortable seats

Perfect balance of performance and efficiency

Ample of interior passenger space

Well insulated cabin

Cons

Outdated dashboard configuration

Thick A-pillars hamper visibility

Sluggish Transmission

What's New?

Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control now standard

CD player has been discontinued 

10-way power-adjustable driver seat

New exterior color addition-Atlas Blue, Dark Persian Green, Desert Gold, Iconic Silver, Rapid Red, and Star White


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$31100

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

245 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

280 lbs.-ft. @ 3000 rpm

transmission

8 speed automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

112.2 in.

length

188.8 in.

width

75.9 in.

height

68.3 in.

curb weight

3959 lbs.

ground clearance

8 in.

capacity

passenger volume

113.9 cu ft.

cargo volume

73.4 cu ft.

towing capacity

1500 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

9.2 sec.

zero to 100 mph

36.2 sec.

rolling start (5-60 mph)

9.7 sec.

standing ¼-mile

16.9 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

173 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

22/25/29 mpg

ev range

407 mi.

highway range

536.5 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

5 yr./ 60000 mi.


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Interior

Styles

 2020 Ford Edge in Agate Black color  2020 Ford Edge in Alloy Silver Metallic color  2020 Ford Edge in Magnetic Metallic color  2020 Ford Edge in Oxford White color  2020 Ford Edge in Butte Red Metallic color
Agate Black

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

8.0

Engine And Performance

6.5

Interior

7.7

Exterior

6.5

7.3

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Ford Edge SE

SE

power
250 hp @ 5,500 RPM
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
25 combined

$31,100 - $33,095


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 8A) Starting at $31,100 MSRP (22/25/29) 250 hp @ 5,500 RPM, 2 L, Inline 4, premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed automatic front wheel drive 5
SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 8A) Starting at $33,095 MSRP (21/23/28) 250 hp @ 5,500 RPM, 2 L, Inline 4, premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2020 Ford Edge SEL

SEL

power
250 hp @ 5,500 RPM
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
25 combined

$34,355 - $36,350


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SEL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 8A) Starting at $34,355 MSRP (22/25/29) 250 hp @ 5,500 RPM, 2 L, Inline 4, premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed automatic front wheel drive 5
SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 8A) Starting at $36,350 MSRP (21/23/28) 250 hp @ 5,500 RPM, 2 L, Inline 4, premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2020 Ford Edge Titanium

Titanium

power
250 hp @ 5,500 RPM
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
25 combined

$38,100 - $40,095


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Titanium 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 8A) Starting at $38,100 MSRP (22/25/29) 250 hp @ 5,500 RPM, 2 L, Inline 4, premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed automatic front wheel drive 5
Titanium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 8A) Starting at $40,095 MSRP (21/23/28) 250 hp @ 5,500 RPM, 2 L, Inline 4, premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

Expert Review

7.3

Overall Rating


A great urban companion and a good balance of power and fuel economy. That' s what the Ford Edge is. Packed with features and loaded with equipment, the Ford Edge happens to be a pretty attractive package.

Ford also offers great driving experience, good comfort levels, and practicality. All-in-all a great value for your money and easily one of the best city commuters currently in the market.


8.0/10
Features

 

6.5/10
Engine and Performance

 
 

7.7/10
Interior

 

6.5/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

2020 Ford Edge Features

8.0/10

There is no shortage of options when it comes to choosing the new Ford Edge 2020. There are three different trims available: SE, SEL, and Titanium with price ranging from $31,100 to $40,675. For powertrains, Ford offers a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a 8-speed automatic transmission.

Trims

SE

SEL

Titanium

MSRP (RWD)

$31,100

$34,355

$38,100

MSRP (AWD)

$33,095

$36,350

$40,095

Engine

2.0L Turbo I4

2.0L Turbo I4

2.0L Turbo I4

Features

Electric Power-Assisted Steering(EPAS)

All the features in SE trim added and:

All the features in SEL trim added and:

 

Intelligent Access with Push Button Start

Illuminated Door Sill Plates

Bang and Olufsen Sound System 

 

Lane-Keeping System

Adaptive Cruise Control

Driver’s seat memory with 10-way movement

 

FordPass Connect with 4G LTE WiFi Hotspot

Evasive Steering

Adaptive LED Headlamps

 

18-inch Aluminum Wheels 

Two Driver configurable 4.2-inch display in Cluster

Acoustic Front row side windows

 

Audio Input Jack

Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel

Active Park Assist

 

Rear View Camera

   
 

Bi-LED Headlamps

   
 

SiriusXM Radio

   
       
       

We Recommend 

The SE should be your best bet if you just need a basic crossover without having to worry about a bunch of pricey options. But if you desire something more, we think the SEL is the way to go.

It offers more amenities and access to options packages while keeping the price reasonable. Make sure to get it with the Equipment Group 201A package for the desirable Sync 3 infotainment system.

2020 Ford Edge Engine and Performance

6.5/10

There are no major changes mechanically under the Edge’s hood for the year 2020. The standard 2.0-liter turbo-4 is fuel-efficient and perfectly acceptable in most situations. It comes with 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, fitted with an 8-speed automatic that shifts power through the front wheel or through all four wheels. 

The robust 2.0L Turbocharged I4 engine in 2020 Ford Edge

The only downside to the powertrain is that the 8-speed auto could have been quicker to downshift when more power is needed. Power is transmitted to all the four wheels which in turn helps in traction at uneven pavements. The ST trim is the sportier variant of the Edge, so, it gets a turbocharged V6 engine that propels 335 hp along with 380 pound-feet of torque.

Models

Ford Edge SE

Hyundai Tucson Ultimate

Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

Chevrolet Blazer 1LT

MSRP

$31,100

$31,700

$32,195

$33,495

Engine

2.0L Turbo I4

2.4L I4

3.6L V6

2.5L I4

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

9-Speed Automatic

Horsepower

245 hp

@5500 rpm

181 hp

@6000 rpm

295 hp

@6400 rpm

193 hp

@6300 rpm

Torque

275 lb-ft

@3000 rpm

175 lb-ft

@4000 rpm

260 lb-ft

@4000 rpm

188 lb-ft

@4400 rpm

There is an old-school 3.6-liter V-6 with 295 hp and 260-pound-feet of torque and makes the Grand Cherokee fastest among the lot. The Hyundai Tucson and Chevrolet Blazer have a similar displacement and both are naturally aspirated which dishes out identical horsepower. 

Acceleration

The base 245-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 takes 7.6 seconds to make 60 mph which is average for the class. But if speed is your thing then go with the 315-hp Edge ST that bolts from rest to 60 mph in 5.6 and is the quickest in the segment.

2020 Ford Edge does 0-60 in a humble 7.6 seconds

The twin-scroll turbocharger makes sure to tap in added air and present you with the combined boost with insignificant lag. This makes it a very reliable mile muncher as well.

Models

Ford Edge SE

Hyundai Tucson Ultimate

Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

Chevrolet Blazer 1LT

0-60 MPH

7.6 s

8.8

N/A

8.1 s

Quarter mile

15.9 s

N/A

11.6

14.7 s

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15k mi/yr)

6.1

5.9

6.8

6.3

The only car that betters the Edge in terms of 0-60 MPH acceleration timings is the Grand Cherokee Laredo. The Hyundai Tucson and Chevrolet Blazer take 8.8 and 8.1 seconds respectively which is slower than the Ford Edge.

Ride and Handling

The Edge is quite athletic for its size and does handle really well. In spite of the noticeable body roll that' s there on offer but the characteristics of the car are such that it always wants to dive into corners and wants to take on challenging corners. Handling is neither sports Car-Esque nor it is like a conventional SUV. It somewhat sits in between both of them. Steering is pretty responsive and does offer a decent amount of feedback.

Ride quality is plush. The Edge is in fact built to offer the passengers a plush and comfortable ride. The suspension set up is thoughtfully set up and it tries to absorb every bump and pothole. 

2020 Edge is composed even at high speeds

During high-speed cornering, there is a chance of you getting thrown around. Otherwise ride quality is pretty decent. Edge’s handling feels remarkably stable and controlled for a vehicle this size. The electric steering on the Edge is well-weighted. There's good response entering a turn and road feedback from the front tires is nonexistent.

Braking 

Edge's brakes although they feel a little touchy initially, although they provide strong, reassuring stopping power which is above average for the class with 129 feet needed to stop from 60 mph. The Ford Edge comes with rather a large set of brakes. Upfront, you get 13.6 inches diameter discs and at the rear, you get 12.4 inches diameter discs. 

12.4-inch brake rotors all round provides ample bite

The braking stats of the Ford are somewhat disappointing given the fact that this car has the largest set of brakes and the lowest curb weight in the competition

Models

Ford Edge SE

Hyundai Tucson Ultimate

Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

Chevrolet Blazer 1LT

Brake Front (in.)

13.6

12.0

13.0

12.6

Brake Rear (in.)

12.4

11.9

13.0

12.4

60-0 MPH (ft)

129 ft

N/A

125 ft

126 ft

Jeep Grand Cherokee is the biggest of the group which demands more bite, thus it is outfitted with the most generous rotors of the lot with 13-inch on all four corners.  Hyundai Tucson is dressed with the smallest brakes of the lot and it doesn’t impede braking performance.

2020 Ford Edge Fuel Economy

Using a smaller engine and slapping a turbocharger on it helps the Edge to achieve the best fuel economy figures in the competition. The Ford can go for 22 miles in the city on a single gallon of fuel while on the highway, this mid-sized SUV can go for 29 miles on a gallon of fuel.

The Ford Edge gets a combined fuel economy rating of 24 MPG. When you opt for the all-wheel-drive option, then expect 1 mpg less in every figure.

Models

Ford Edge SE

Hyundai Tucson Ultimate

Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

Chevrolet Blazer 1LT

MPG (city)

22

22

19

21

MPG (highway)

29

28

26

27

MPG (combined)

25

25

21

23

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gal.)

18.5

16.4

24.6

19.4

Range

(City/Highway)

407/537

361/459

467/640

407/524

Hyundai Tucson gives the same EPA figures as the Ford Edge but it's substandard in performance figures makes it biased. This well-balanced attitude is the takeaway trait that highlights the Edge. Jeep Grand Cherokee is the least efficient because of its huge body and unoptimized powerhouse.

2020 Ford Edge Interior

7.7/10

Hop on to the inside and you' ll rather find yourself in a pretty spacious cabin. The dashboard is neatly laid out and the cabin feels quite premium. You' ll find some good quality materials and the levels of fit and finish are also great. Moreover, it actually does feel that you are inside in an entry-level luxury crossover even if you aren' t.

Ford Edge has a clean and well laid out interior

Deletion of the third seat helps the Ford Edge to offer the 5 passengers with more leg, head and shoulder room. Upfront, the Ford offers a total head/shoulder/leg room of 40.2/60.3/42.6 inches respectively while at the rear it offers a total head/shoulder/leg room of 40.3/60.5/40.6 inches respectively. The seats are nice and comfy and overall it just feels nice to be on the inside.

Models

Ford Edge SE

Hyundai Tucson Ultimate

Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

Chevrolet Blazer 1LT

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

40.2/60.3/42.6

39.6/57.1/41.5

39.9/58.7/40.3

39.8/59.1/41.0

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

40.3/60.5/40.6

39.2/55.5/38.2

39.2/58.0/38.6

38.6/58.6/39.6

A host of optional features like heated and ventilated front seats with memory settings and a leather-wrapped steering wheel adds up to the premium appeal. Edge has one of the best-sorted cabins with ample space for both rows. The competition doesn’t even stand a chance against this!

Infotainment System

All the trims are loaded with an 8-inch touch screen infotainment system that features Ford’s intuitive SYNC 3 software. You will get used to the interface in no time, unlike the competition which has complicated setups. But it requires a long due update, as the UI looks dated and is awkward to use on a modern car.

Infotainment Features

  • 8-inch touch screen
  • Bang and Olufsen Sound System
  • Audio Input Jack
  • SYNC 3
  • FordPass Connect with 4G Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • SiriusXM Radio
  • Voice-activated Infotainment Controls
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

How much cargo can the Ford Edge take?

The Ford takes the edge with an impressive 39.2 cubic feet of cargo volume. The cargo floor is low which makes loading and unloading heavy cargo easy. The second row is foldable which paves way for a huge 73.4 cubic feet of cargo space.

Highly practical cargo space in the 2020 Ford Edge

It has an edge here as most of its competitors come with three rows thus eating away from the cargo space. On the downside, the rear seats don’t fold down completely and so restrict movement of larger cargo.

Models

Ford Edge SE

Hyundai Tucson Ultimate

Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

Chevrolet Blazer 1LT

Cargo Volume (cu.-ft)

39.2

31.0

36.3

30.5

Jeep Grand Cherokee comes close to the Edge’s offering with 36.3 cubic feet of cargo space. Chevrolet Blazer due to its small rear overhang accounts to a minimal 30.5 cubic feet of volume.

Interior Features

  • Dual-Zone Climate Control
  • Wireless Charging Pad
  • Push Button Start/Stop
  • Two Driver configurable 4.2-inch LCD Display in Cluster
  • Universal Garage Door Opener
  • Ambient Lighting
  • Memory Feature for external mirrors
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • 110V/150W AC Power Outlet
2020 Ford Edge SUV Seats
2020 Ford Edge SUV Seats
2020 Ford Edge SUV speedometer
2020 Ford Edge SUV speedometer
2020 Ford Edge SUV Steering Wheel
2020 Ford Edge SUV Steering Wheel
2020 Ford Edge SUV Sun Roof
2020 Ford Edge SUV Sun Roof
2020 Ford Edge SUV USB Port
2020 Ford Edge SUV USB Port

2020 Ford Edge Exterior

6.5/10

2020 Ford Edge has a squat profile though it is neither the tallest nor the widest in the segment. It looks conservative yet stylish with the trapezoidal grille in the front and ending with a sloped rear. The ST model meanwhile looks different with its piano black grille treatment, unique headlights, and body-color front and rear fascia.

Instantly recognizable Ford design elements are plentiful

Wheel sizes range from 18-inch alloys on SE and SEL models to the 19-inch alloys on Titanium models, all the way to 20-inches on the Sport. There is also a 21-inch option available for the Sport trim. Sport also gets a sport-tuned suspension.

Models

Ford Edge SE

Hyundai Tucson Ultimate

Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

Chevrolet Blazer 1LT

Length (in)

188.8

176.2

189.8

191.4

Width (in)

75.9

72.8

76.5

76.7

Height (in)

68.3

64.8

69.3

67.0

Ground clearance (in)

8

6.4

8.6

7.4

Wheelbase (in)

112.2

105.1

114.7

112.7

Track width (in) F/R

64.8/64.7

63.3/63.8

63.9/64.1

66.4/66.2

Curb weight (lbs)

3959

3492

4513

3805

In terms of absolute size, the Grand Cherokee takes the win, but that also comes with a large body that results in inactive body dynamics. Hyundai Tucson has the best amalgam of size and weight which makes it the lightest of the lot.

Exterior Features

  • Bi-LED Headlamps
  • Automatic Wiper Activated Headlamps
  • Roof Rack Side Rails
  • Beltline Molding
  • LED Tail Lights
  • Heated Power Mirror with memory
  • Acoustic Laminated Windshield 
2020 Ford Edge SUV Front View
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2020 Ford Edge SUV Side View
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2020 Ford Edge SUV Grill
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2020 Ford Edge Safety

Mixed reviews from safety agencies hold the Edge back from scoring better in this category. A five-star rating from NHTSA is good, but it doesn’t take into consideration IIHS’s unique small-overlap crash test, in which the Edge earned only an Acceptable score. The 2020 Ford Edge comes with a three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Safety Features

  • Driver and front passenger Dual Stage airbags
  • Driver Knee airbag
  • Glove Box Door Integrated Knee Airbag
  • Rear View Camera
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System(TPMS)
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • SOS Post Crash Alert System
  • SecuriLock Passive Anti-Theft System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control

2020 Ford Edge Competition

Ford Edge vs Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai Tucson is a more contemporary and young contender which is the meaning of “bang for the buck”. It has a multitude of features that are excellent for the price. It has a more advanced interior with an easy to use infotainment system, both of which the Ford lacks. But it lacks far backward in performance which can be a deal-breaker for some. 

2020 Hyundai Tucson SUV

But Ford tries to succeed this with excellent levels of comfort and cabin space. It also provides a very quiet cabin which makes it utterly comfortable for highway drives. But it still fails to outweigh the Tucson for the overall modern package it provides. Thus, the Hyundai is our choice of the two.

Ford Edge vs Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is the American rival of the Ford Edge. Jeep uses a larger 3.6-liter engine and thus makes more power than Ford. On the flip side, Ford has better acceleration and fuel economy figures. Moreover, the Jeep is $2000 costlier than the Ford.

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Clearly, Ford is the better car here that offers a balance of power and fuel economy.

Ford Edge vs Chevrolet Blazer

Blazer is the latest offering from Chevy which looks a lot like Camaro’s bloated cousin! It looks edgy and modern but is poor in terms of practicality and performance. It does the score for the refined ride quality and agility of a performance sedan. But Ford masters all of these perks with ease and adds a lot more to it.

Chevrolet Blazer

It involves a much more powerful engine with plenty of interior space, which is a luxury on the Chevy. We would affirmatively go for the much more potent and desirable Ford Edge over the Chevy Blazer.

2020 Ford Edge Final Verdict

Ford Edge is a good choice to consider if you do not seek third-row seating. It also has a handsome amount of cargo space for a two-row SUV. Edge also boasts a roomy interior with ample space in both the rows making it a suitable family hauler. Ford has also offered Sport trim that adds a little swank to the SUV.

However, there are some better rival crossover SUVs worth considering. Nissan Murano has one of the finest interiors while Hyundai Santa Fe and the Kia Sorento seats up to seven and have better-towing capacity.