Vehicle Profile: 2020 Ford Edge
The midsize crossover SUV segment is heavily populated with models from almost every major automaker, and it will only get more crowded in the coming years. So, when you decide it’s time for a new car, you need to be sure you’re making the best possible choice. If you value class-leading power, exceptional standard safety features, and all of the entertainment tech you could ask for, your choice can only be the 2020 Ford Edge.
The 2020 Ford Edge is available in four trim levels: SE, SEL, Titanium and ST.
The 2020 Ford Edge was built from the ground up to deliver a thrilling ride without sacrificing efficiency. The standard engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost® V6 that generates up to 250 horsepower while still achieving an EPA-estimated 29 mpg on the highway.* If you’re looking for something with a bit more punch, consider upgrading to the ST trim level. This model is powered by the most vigorous gas V6 engine in its class: the 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V6. With an engine block constructed of lightweight graphite iron and solid aluminum heads, this powerhouse puts out a best-in-class 335 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque.
Beyond raw power, the 2020 Ford Edge — and the ST trim in particular — offers unparalleled control on the road. To begin with, updated electronic throttling makes your Edge more responsive than ever, assists with lightning-fast braking, and makes cornering a breeze. The eight-speed automatic transmission finds the pinnacle of each gear’s performance and holds there to maximize power and efficiency. If you crave the harmony that comes from manually shifting gears in your ride, the steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters provide precisely that.
The design both inside and outside of the cabin is guaranteed to turn heads. As you drive by, onlookers will be treated to an athletic body accented by delicate beltline molding, imposing LED headlamps, illuminated scuff plates, mechanical stripe aluminum trim and either 19 or 20-inch wheels. For an added layer of flair, you can choose from nine different exterior colors, including Dark Persian Green, Agate Black, Burgundy Velvet and Atlas Blue.
The style of the 2020 Edge’s exterior is matched perfectly by the luxury of the interior. The standard model comes with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and perforated leather-trimmed bucket seats, although you can add features to enhance the cabin’s sophisticated feel. In addition to comfortable seating and premium materials, Ford opened up the center console by replacing the traditional gear shift with a rotary shift dial, meaning that you now have more storage room in the bin, better-placed cup holders, and no obtrusive stick disrupting the flow of the design.
Ford is known far and wide for producing high-quality, safe, reliable vehicles, and the 2020 Edge continues this tradition. Every model comes standard with Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane-Keep Assist, the Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with Cross-Traffic Alert, Automatic High-Beam Headlights, Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers and Post-Collision Braking. If you want to double down on safety and driver-assist features, you can choose to add tech like Adaptive Cruise Control and Evasive Steering Assist.
In addition to advanced safety technology, the 2020 Ford Edge is stuffed with features to make every drive more fun and convenient. If you choose to upgrade the infotainment system to include Sync® 3, you’ll get access to Ford+Alexa. This software gives you all of the hands-free convenience of using the Amazon Alexa virtual assistant, as well as voice-controlled navigation, traffic information, Amazon Prime shopping, and remote control over compatible smart-home devices. To take your drive to the next level, you can experience concert-quality audio with the available Bang and Olufsen premium sound system.
If you’re ready to say goodbye to boring commutes and road trips in favor of a well-connected thrill-ride, you’re ready for the 2020 Ford Edge. Set up a test drive at your local Ford dealer and experience what it’s like to drive on the cutting edge.
*EPA-estimated rating of 21 city/29 hwy/24 combined mpg, FWD 2.0L. Actual mileage will vary.
This article is presented by Pegues Hurst Ford.