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The Top Gear car review:Ford Edge

Overall verdict
Big, comfy and tech-heavy, but plain and ultimately unremarkable.


Massive inside, plenty of tech, comfy, quiet and refined


Massive outside, posh ones are pricey. Doesn't handle like a Ford should and base diesel is too slow


What is it?

It’s the new Ford Edge. Except it’s not that new. It’s been on sale in America for a little while. Now, like the Mustang, it’s been Europeanised and welcomed into Ford’s line-up over here. It’s Ford’s go at a ‘premium’ crossover to rival the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Volvo XC60, based on the same platform as the Mondeo, S-Max and Galaxy. 

And it’s a biggie: sitting above the Kuga, it measures 4.8 metres in length, 1.9 metres in width and weighs a shade under two tonnes. Starting at £29,995, it essentially offers BMW X5 size for X3 money.

People are buying more and more cars like this – posh SUVs –  so the Edge is actually a pretty big deal for FoMoCo. Ford says that, in 2015, the SUV segment was the best-selling in Europe for the first time, with a 24 per cent increase in sales year-on-year. Registrations of vehicles in the Edge’s class supposedly grew 42 per cent year-on-year (from 2015 to 2016) too. A substantial pie from which Ford wants a double-helping, then.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
2.0 TDCi 210 Sport [Lux Pack] 5dr Powershift
9.4s 152g/km 47.9 210 £39,860
The cheapest
2.0 EcoBlue Titanium 5dr Auto 2WD
153g/km 48.7 150 £36,110
The greenest
2.0 TDCi 180 Sport [Lux Pack] 5dr
9.9s 152g/km 47.9 180 £37,610
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