2020 Ford Edge

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$31,100 - $40,095
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2020 Ford Edge Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Tijo Tenson Content Writer Updated on: December 13, 2019


The mid-size SUV segment is a dog fight with all automakers, big and small pitching in their cars. Ford is a very old player in this game and so is its offering, the Edge. It has managed to stay put and show the competition it’s will to keep on staying at the top of the pyramid.

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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Outdated dashboard configuration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

brake rotors (f/r)

64.8/64.7

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.


Pictures

Exterior
 2020 Ford Edge Left Side View  2020 Ford Edge 3 Quarter View  2020 Ford Edge Left Side View  2020 Ford Edge Front View  2020 Ford Edge 3 Quarter View
Interior
 2020 Ford Edge Central Glove Compartment  2020 Ford Edge Sunroof  2020 Ford Edge Cargo Area  2020 Ford Edge Front Seats  2020 Ford Edge Emblems

Styles

 2020 Ford Edge in Agate Black color  2020 Ford Edge in Atlas Blue Metallic color  2020 Ford Edge in Alloy Silver Metallic color  2020 Ford Edge in Magnetic Metallic color  2020 Ford Edge in Oxford White 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
245hp @ 5500 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) 245hp @ 5500 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) 245hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, inline 4, premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2020 Ford Edge SEL

SEL

power
245hp @ 5500 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) 245hp @ 5500 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) 245hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, inline 4, premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2020 Ford Edge Titanium

Titanium

power
245hp @ 5500 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) 245hp @ 5500 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) 245hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, inline 4, premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

Expert Review

7.3

Overall Rating


In its latest iteration, the 2020 Ford Edge stays true to its undisputed formula to provide with a very quiet and utterly spacious cabin with a lot of best in class standard features. It has a perfect harmony of power, handling and a lot of creature comfort features. It is positioned right in between the smaller Ford Escape and the more brawnier Ford Explorer. 

The 2020 Edge comes in one engine option, a robust 2.0L turbocharged inline four-pot which pumps out 245 horses and 275 twisties. This front-wheel-drive SUV takes on the likes of the equally potent Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and the Chevrolet Blazer. Let’s see how the $31,100 SUV from Ford fares against its competition.

2020 Ford Edge SUV Front View
2020 Ford Edge SUV Rear View

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

Ford provides the 2020 Edge in three exclusive trims with varying degrees of features. The line up starts at $31,100 with the SE trim and ends at $38,100 with the Titanium trim. All are powered by a robust 2.0L turbocharged inline-four engine which pumps out a lavish 245 horses and 275-pound feet of torque. The power is transferred to the front wheels via an 8-Speed automatic transmission.

Ford has done a pretty good job by providing all the necessary comfort and assistance features from the base up, which is an impressive move by them in this segment. Rearview camera and Lane keep assist are the few features that are available from the base trim. 

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

   
       
       

A few add-on packages are also available which adds functionality to the 2020Edge. The cargo accessory package is a $290 option which includes cargo mat, rear bumper protector and a retractable cargo cover. Front and rear cabin floor liners for $160 and a Dual Headrest Rear Seat Entertainment System for $1,995 can be added to the car as per your liking.

Which 2020 Edge trim should you go for?

We would recommend you go all out and opt for the $38,100 Titanium trim which adds a host of creature comfort features along with a very useful set of safety and driving assistance features that are well worth the added premium. 

2020 Ford Edge Engine and Performance

6.5/10

2020 Ford Edge is powered by a 2.0L turbocharged inline four-pot which chunks out peak power of 245 hp and peak torque of 275 pound-feet. The energy gets transferred to the front wheels via an 8-Speed Automatic. The transmission is optimized to deliver the power and torque linearly to maximize efficiency.

2020 Ford Edge SUV Engine Bay
The robust 2.0L Turbocharged I4 engine in 2020 Ford Edge

The acceleration is linear and doesn’t provide you with a thrill but gets the job done consistently without any hiccups. An all-wheel-drive setup is available for an added $1,995, but it would make the already sluggish power delivery worse. So if you want to opt for the All-Wheel-Drive powertrain, then the much more bonkers Ford Edge ST will make perfect sense.

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

Jeep Grand Cherokee is the only rear-wheel drive with a V6 power plant. But the absence of a turbocharger makes it a weak performer despite the superior performance figures. Ford Edge has the only turbocharged engine of the lot which gives it an energetic character.

How fast is the 2020 Ford Edge?

Acceleration in the 2020 Ford Edge will not take you by surprise as it provides a very linear uphill torque figure. This will not make you realize the pulling force and so, is perfect for a comfortable driving experience. Not a cup of tea for all drivers, but it is a boon for the passengers as it provides an exceptional level of comfort.

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

It still manages to do the 0-60 MPH run in an impressive 7.6 seconds with the front-wheel-drive setup. The twin-scroll turbocharger makes sure to pump in added air and give you the added boost with minimal lag. This makes it a very worthy 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

Ford has managed to cut down on emissions despite chunking out considerable power figures. The added power neutralizes added weight and helps it perform better than the competition. Chevy Blazer does the 0-60 run in a sluggish 8.1 seconds despite being lighter than the Ford.

What are its handling characteristics?

2020 Ford Edge treats you with a very calm and composed handling character. But the added curb weight makes is very sluggish at changing directions. There is considerable body roll during spirited cornering. But if not stretched, it provides with assuring stability at corners and is fun to drive.

2020 Ford edge SUV Rear View
2020 Edge is composed even at high speeds

The steering is responsive and weights it unlike the lifeless steering in its competitors. The suspension is bang at the center of the bandwidth with a balanced setting that makes it comfortable to ride over imperfect roads. High-speed runs are also fun with a composed body that doesn't sway a lot. 

60-0 MPH, How good are the brakes?

Ford Edge is equipped with disc brakes on all four wheels which helps it stop linearly. The electronic brake pressure distribution system makes sure to provide the right amount of bite to the wheels as per the pedal depression.

2020 Ford edge SUV Brakes
12.4-inch brake rotors all round provides ample bite

Front and rear have the same sized rotors and it stops to a standstill from60 MPH in 129 feet. There is minimal nose dive and low unsprung mass enables the brakes to perform efficiently. 

Models

Ford Edge SE

Hyundai Tucson Ultimate

Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

Chevrolet Blazer 1LT

Brake Front (in.)

12.4

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 heaviest of the lot which demands more bite, thus it is equipped with the largest rotors of the lot with 13-inch on all four corners. The light-footed Hyundai Tucson is equipped with the smallest brakes of the lot and it doesn’t hamper braking performance.

2020 Ford Edge Fuel Economy

The efficient engine and gearbox setup helps Edge delivers an impressive EPA-figures. The linear power delivery helps it attain this feat which in turn is because of the well balanced 8-Speed Automatic Gearbox.

The optional All-Wheel-Drive system drops the figures by 1 MPG which isn’t much of a deal-breaker. With a highway ranger of 537 miles, the 2020 Ford Edge is a comfortable mile muncher as well.

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 delivers the same EPA figures as the Ford Edge but is much inferior in performance figures which makes it biased. This balanced character is the takeaway feature that highlights the Edge. Jeep Grand Cherokee is the least efficient because of its heavy body and unoptimized powerhouse.

2020 Ford Edge Interior

7.7/10

Ford Edge is a very lavish 5-seater with both rows offering plenty of space for all occupants. The driver's seat is positioned higher which gives you a commanding view of the surroundings. Ford could have moulded the seats slightly better to provide better bolster support. 

The interior comes with standard cloth upholstery with the option to upgrade to leatherette or perforated leather.

2020 Ford edge SUV Seats
Ford Edge has a clean and well laid out interior

The 2020 iteration now adds much more value with 10-way power-adjustable driver seats coming as standard. The dashboard is laid out with an 8-inch touch screen filling up the center. The materials used feel premium and fit and finish is up to standards. The lower trims, however, suffer from a few hard plastics.

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!

What are the infotainment features in 2020 Edge?

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.

2020 Ford Edge SUV 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 Edge is a subtly designed car that doesn’t flaunt sharp and striking lines. Instead, it is conservatively designed with muscular shoulders and well-proportioned wheels to complement the whole outlook. These characteristics give it a premium touch. 

2020 Ford Edge SUV Side View
Instantly recognizable Ford design elements are plentiful

The front fascia is instantly recognizable with the LED headlights and generic ford grille which is rather large but fits into the whole image comfortably. It is a wide vehicle that provides a spacious cabin and improves stability. But the Edge now has an aged design, as the last major redesign was in 2015. The choice of energetic engines and a well-padded feature list cloaks the aged design. 

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

Tight spaces can become an issue for the Edge as the wide body makes it challenging. This is where the much-needed driving assistance features come to the rescue. In terms of sheer size, the Grand Cherokee takes the podium, but that also comes with a heavy body which results in sluggish body dynamics. Hyundai Tucson has the best blend 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
2020 Ford Edge SUV Front View
2020 Ford Edge SUV Side View
2020 Ford Edge SUV Side View
2020 Ford Edge SUV Rear View
2020 Ford Edge SUV Rear View
2020 Ford Edge SUV Rear View
2020 Ford Edge SUV Rear View
2020 Ford Edge SUV Grill
2020 Ford Edge SUV Grill

2020 Ford Edge Safety

Ford has now made the Co-Pilot 360 package standard on all trims, which makes the Edge a whole lot more desirable than ever. It includes all the features you need to drive the car carefree of its dimensional limitations. 

A host of active safety features like Stop-and-Go adaptive cruise control, evasive steering assist, adaptive headlamps, and a 180-degree parking camera system can be added for an added premium for elevated safety experience.

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 modern and young contender which is the definition of “bang for buck”. It has a host of features which is exceptional for the price. It has a more modern interior with an easy to use infotainment system, both of which the Ford lacks. But it lacks far behind in performance which can be a deal-breaker for some. But Ford tries to overcome this with exceptional 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.

2020 Hyundai Tucson SUV
2020 Hyundai Tucson SUV

Ford Edge vs Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Jeep is brawny and heavy with a monster of an engine. But this monster is not optimized and thus suffers a lot in efficiency and power distribution. The interior quality is subpar and thus doesn’t impress as a whole. 2020 Edge, on the other hand, gives a more polished experience that paves for a better driving experience with ample cabin comfort. We will choose the Escape over the Grand Cherokee for the balanced character it provides.

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV

Ford Edge vs Chevrolet Blazer

Blazer is the newest 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 score for the refined ride quality and agility of a performance sedan. But Ford overcomes all of these perks with ease and adds a lot more to it. It includes 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 Chevrolet Blazer SUV

 

2020 Ford Edge Final Verdict

2020 Ford Edge is a very potent car that has a well-rounded character. It has is a very strong performer with a spacious interior that houses two very comfortable rows that provide good body support. The interior is clean and well laid out. But the Edge is aging fast and it craves for an upgrade. Most of its competition is catching up fast and the one that has taken our fancy is the 2020 Hyundai Tucson. It provides everything that the Edge offers and much more. It is a much more sensible package which has all modern upgrades. The Tucson makes a much better wholesome SUV for a very small bump in price and it should be there on top of your checklist.