People certainly like their sport utility vehicles. What was once a big-and-tall kind of vehicle has become a smaller, sleeker, nimbler option for smaller families too. That’s why the midsize SUV is the fastest-moving class in the country. And Ford has a solid contender in this class in the 2020 Edge. In this preview guide, we’ll explore this five-seater, along with its changes for the new model year.
What’s New for 2020?
Not a whole lot has changed since the 2019 model year. One improvement is that dual-zone automatic climate control is now included on all trims. This replaces inferior air conditioning systems that remained on some levels. In addition, with all the change to the ways we interface with entertainment and news in our cars—Bluetooth, smartphone connectivity, infotainment systems—the CD player has been discontinued. Besides those two changes, the Edge is the midsize SUV you’ve come to know and love.
The 2020 Ford Edge seats five on two rows of comfortable seats. There’s adequate support for back and legs up front, but with a softness that’s sure to make a long drive that much more enjoyable. The reclining rear seatback is a welcome addition. And suspension absorbs big bumps in the road. Besides the seats themselves, the big thing about the cabin is how hushed it is. Even going 65 mph on the highway, you feel nestled in a coccoon of quiet.
And while we’re on the subject of seating, you should take a look at all this room. Take the cargo area, for instance. There’s an impressive 39.2 cubic feet of storage space in the 2020 Edge. And if you need more room, you can fold the 60/40-split rear seatbacks in a jiffy. There is ample room both front and back and guest passengers will ooo and aah over the leather-wrapped steering wheel and perforated leather-trimmed sport bucket seats.
Fuel Efficiency and Performance
The 2020 Ford Edge is a capable and agile vehicle with good acceleration and gas mileage. In unofficial tests, the Edge goes zero to 60 in 7.5 seconds. turbo four-cylinder engine. The best trim for performance is the 2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost engine, delivering 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque mated with a performance-tuned eight-speed automatic transmission.
The Edge puts up some very agreeable numbers when it comes to fuel economy. The best model in that regard gets 21 city miles and 29 highway miles per gallon. Even the sport-oriented ST model gets relatively good gas mileage.
The 2020 Ford Edge has got a little bit of something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a comfortable and quiet ride, a fuel-efficient or performance-oriented engine, or an SUV with ample seating and storage space, the Edge has you covered.