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2016 Ford Edge Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2016 Ford Edge was new.

Scorecard

Interior: 8.1

Critics say the 2016 Ford Edge has good noise insulation and mostly high-quality, padded materials that create an upscale feel. However, some note that the base model has a cheap-looking center stack and stereo system. They recommend upgrading to the new SYNC 3 infotainment system, which they think gives the dashboard a nicer look. Auto writers say the Edge's front and rear seats are spacious and comfortable, and they appreciate its ample cargo space. They also praise its numerous upscale features.

  • The 2016 Edge's interior is covered with soft-touch materials on most surfaces. In fact, the dash, doors and center console are all soft to the touch from hip level and up. That means that just about every surface the driver interacts with has a quality feel. The exception is the center stack, which in standard form is adorned with hard plastic, a small display and rather basic controls. Thankfully, the optional Sync 3 infotainment system transforms that whole section of the dashboard into a sleek, modern interface." -- Edmunds
  • "The basic design and layout remain the same, but the materials have received yet another boost in quality. Soft-touch use has been expanded to cover more touchpoints and metal finishes have replaced paint in many high-wear locations. The overall feel is premium." -- Left Lane News (2015)
  • "Robust insulation and body seals, acoustic windshield and underbody panels, and in the case of the Titanium acoustic glass for the front passenger doors all work together to quell cabin noise to a remarkable extent." -- Motor Trend (2015)
  • "Ford's work in sound insulation is also evident in the 2015 Edge's quiet cabin." -- Kelley Blue Book (2015)

Seating

The 2016 Ford Edge seats five and comes standard with cloth upholstery. Available features include leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, heated and cooled front seats, a heated steering wheel, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and heated rear seats.

According to critics, the Edge's front seats are spacious, supportive and comfortable. Reviewers say the rear seats are wide and comfortable for adults.

  • "The Edge's cabin is expansive, with plenty of room for all passengers. Front-row occupants sit in supportive bucket seats, and the rear seats provide comfortable accommodations for adults. The Edge is also wide enough to make three-across second-row seating a viable proposition for families of five." -- Edmunds
  • "Highlights of the interior … include comfortable, slim-framed front seats, which can be had heated or ventilated (a heated rear bench is also available, as is a steering wheel); fast-charge USB ports; and a 120v AC outlet for the rear seat." -- Left Lane News (2015)
  • "Though it has grown slightly, the new Edge remains a 2-row, 5-passenger SUV that offers plenty of room for occupants and their belongings, and Ford has resisted the temptation to shoehorn a third row in the vehicle." -- Kelley Blue Book (2015)

Interior Features

Standard features in the 2016 Ford Edge include Bluetooth, a USB port, a rearview camera, push-button start, MyKey (which lets you set speed and audio volume limits) and Ford's SYNC system, which uses voice commands to control compatible mobile and music devices. Available features include a panoramic sunroof, navigation, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, active parallel and perpendicular park assist, a 180-degree front-facing camera, a 12-speaker Sony audio system, HD Radio, satellite radio, dual-zone automatic climate control, a keyless entry keypad on the door, Ford's new SYNC 3 touch-screen infotainment system and front, side and rear parking sensors.

The 2016 Ford Edge's new, optional SYNC 3 touch-screen infotainment system has easier-to-use controls and reacts faster to user inputs than the old MyFord Touch system, according to reviewers. Test drivers are impressed with the number of upscale features available in the Edge, though they complain that the automatic parking system can take a while to park the vehicle.

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  • For 2016, the Edge also gets a new Sync 3 touchscreen infotainment system that improves on its polarizing MyFord Touch predecessor with a simplified interface and faster response times. Even so, there are a few competitors that keep the Ford from being the decisive victor in this segment." -- Edmunds
  • "The new Edge is the latest example of a mainstream vehicle that can be had with high-end amenities. Features like climate-controlled seats, front and rear cameras, a panoramic moonroof, and a power-adjustable steering column are all offered at a price far less than a comparably equipped luxury-badged vehicle." -- Kelley Blue Book (2015)
  • The new perpendicular system can back your car into a perpendicular spot, with the driver only taking control of the brakes. The Edge will back up a little, pull forward to straighten, back up again, and so on until you're in the spot. If cars are waiting for you, prepare for some honks, and possibly a middle finger or two. The same goes for the parallel system: It'll get you in there, even a super tight space, but it takes several minutes to do it properly." -- AutoWeek (2015)

Cargo

The 2016 Ford Edge has 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second-row seats and 73.4 cubic feet with the second row folded. Both cargo measurements are excellent for a two-row midsize SUV. The Edge is available with a hands-free power liftgate that can be opened by waving your foot under the rear bumper. According to test drivers, there are numerous storage areas for small items throughout the Edge's cabin.

  • "Cargo space is similarly impressive. With the rear seats up, the Edge has a useful 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space available. With the seats down, that expands to 73.4 cubic feet. Both of those figures are at or near the top of the class." -- Edmunds
  • "Storage cubbies galore populate the dash, center console, doors, and even the space beside both knees, with 10 - count 'em, 10 - cupholders for knickknacks and beverages." -- Motor Trend (2015)
  • "The 2nd-gen Edge retains a 2-row, 5-passenger layout that now offers more room for both people and cargo." -- Kelley Blue Book (2015)

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