Overview (Final Score: C)

Making a name for itself as a well-sized, maneuverable, small crossover, the Ford Edge has been a winning design for the automaker. It hits a sweet spot for many buyers, though the segment is now crowded with very good options, requiring Ford to make some updates to the Edge to stay relevant.

The Ford Edge entered its second generation in 2015 and sees a refresh of that for 2019. The update includes more dynamic front and rear styling, a new transmission, more standard features, and the changing of the Sport moniker with ST. The Edge is a smooth ride with lots of interior space and fuel efficiency.

The 2019 Ford Edge is a midsize crossover that seats five. There are four trim levels, starting with the SE and moving through the SEL, Titaniun, and ST. There are two engine options for the 2019 Edge, depending on model choice, and this year Ford debuts a new eight-speed automatic transmission for both of those.

Loaded with standard features, the Edge has a lot going for it in a crowded marketplace of excellent choices.

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New Edge SUV lineup is Ford’s smartest ever, offering more standard driver-assist technology than any other midsize SUV and introducing to the segment new available technologies such as Post-Collision Braking, Evasive Steering Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane Centering.

What We Love About the 2019 Ford Edge:

  • Surprisingly smooth ride quality for a vehicle in this segment
  • Interior space is massive compared to many rivals
  • Engines are great choices for the Edge and its dynamics

2019-ford-edge-st-6What We Don’t Love About the 2019 Ford Edge:

  • Dated interior that seems out of place for a modern Ford offering
  • Visibility to the rear is not very good
  • Small side mirrors make for large blind spots to either side of the Edge

2019-ford-edge-2Total Score and Competitive Comparison (59/80, 74%)

The 2019 Ford Edge has several competitors, many of which are excellent choices. We would also recommend consideration of the all-new Chevrolet Equinox, the excellent Honda CR-V, the well-done Nissan Murano, and the top-rated Hyundai Santa Fe. All are strong competitors and worthy of a look against the Ford Edge.

During comparison, however, consider that the 2019 Ford Edge is often priced at or lower than the competitor and likely comes equipped better. Though the Edge has some downsides, it’s still competitive and remains a good choice in the midsize crossover segment.

Get more expert advice now in the 2019 Ford Edge review with tips on its exterior, technology, safety, reliability, pricing and more.

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