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2020 Ford Edge Performance Review

Scorecard

Performance: 7.4

The 2020 Ford Edge's performance can be described as well-rounded, thanks to peppy engine choices and comfortable driving dynamics. The Edge also returns solid fuel economy.

  • "The suspension is firmer, and there's less body roll than you'll find in the non-ST Edge, but it's not quite sporty enough to encourage you to take the long way home. … The Edge ST hesitates to accelerate from a stop and doesn't feel as quick as the numbers would suggest. As for the transmission, it shifts quickly enough, but the eight-speed automatic is a little slow for an ST." -- Motor Trend (2019)
  • "On the road, the Edge moves with the refined grace you'd expect from crossovers with substantially higher price tags." -- Autoblog (2019)
  • "While hardly a pulse-quickener, the Edge is pleasant enough to drive, with decent low-end pickup from the turbocharged engine." -- Automobile Magazine (2019)

Acceleration and Power

The Ford Edge comes standard with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 250 horsepower. The Edge ST has a twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 that puts out 335 horsepower. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard in all models. Fuel economy is rated at 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway for the base powertrain, which is good for the class. The ST model gets 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.

The Edge gets a good amount of power from its base engine, and critics generally agree that the transmission is smooth and refined. However, the Edge can feel a little underpowered at higher speeds. The Edge ST model has better acceleration, but it can suffer from turbo lag. 

  • Overall, the turbo four-cylinder engine is up to the task of moving the Edge. At freeway speeds, the acceleration could be better. Its responses are heavily damped, but the thrust it ultimately delivers is generally satisfactory. … The transmission shifts smoothly, though somewhat excessively at times. This tendency, coupled with a slow-to-respond gas pedal, means the Edge can occasionally take a beat to sort itself out." -- Edmunds
  • "The powertrain is great, delivering smooth, low-end torque off the line. Turbo lag is nearly nonexistent. … It's not lightning quick, but thanks to shorter gearing there's ample power for most people's needs. The transmission tuning was excellent, and shifts were mostly seamless." -- Autoblog (2019)
  • "The new transmission works well with the 2.0-liter’s 250 horsepower, and there is plenty of power for the Edge." -- Kelley Blue Book (2019)

Handling and Braking

The Ford Edge offers a comfortable ride and poised handling, though steering can be a bit numb. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional.

  • Consistently agreeable steering, handling and braking give the Edge good manners, even if it won't quicken your pulse. … The suspension and body dampen out moderate-size bumps in the road pretty well, but smaller bumps and imperfect pavement actually make the Edge feel a little bouncy." -- Edmunds
  • The Ford Edge boasts a rather firm ride, but that doesn’t mean it’s an uncomfortable one. Although the Edge felt a tad floaty in some corners, the vehicle was generally more composed than others in the midsize crossover class and the suspension was plenty absorbent over gravelly terrain and road bumps." -- New York Daily News (2019)
  • Ride quality is well-damped, softening the blow from the few road imperfections I come across on Utah roads. The steering tuning is set up for comfort, too, being lightly weighted and featuring a dead spot on center before tightening up as more angle is dialed in." -- CNET (2019)
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