Used Ford Edge for sale
An American SUV, in the UK? The Ford Edge was actually designed for North America, but just like its V8 sibling - the Ford Mustang, which was well received over here in the UK, you can't blame Ford for trying this American SUV too; it's not like SUVs aren't popular in UK. So that's exactly what Ford did.
As you'd expect, four-wheel drive is standard and being a sizeable SUV, there is plenty of space, along with other standout features, such as:
- Imposing presence
- High comfort levels
- Lots of equipment
- Excellent refinement
Engines and Driving Experience
There are four different diesel powered engines available in the Ford edge. These comprise of two TDCi engines - a 177bhp manual and a more potent 207bhp automatic, both capable of returning around 47mpg.
The other engines to note are a 147bhp EcoBlue manual, along with a range-topping 234bhp EcoBlue automatic, with both returning around 41mpg.
Interestingly the higher-powered TDCi and EcoBlue engines can return similar mpg to their lower powered alternatives as they use automatic transmissions, which as a whole tend to deliver better economy.
In typical Ford style, this large SUV actually drives very well, as is the case with many Ford SUV and MPV models. The driving experience is rather car-like, a trait Ford manage with many of their SUV/MPV models.
Practicality and Running Costs
Five doors, five seats and North American DNA ensure you don't want for more space in the Ford Edge. There is also a massive 602 litres of boot space, which increases even further to 1,847 litres with the rear seats folded.
Despite its size, it's no bigger than a normal saloon, so you shouldn't have trouble maneuvering it around town or in tight and tricky car parks.
With over 40mpg possible, this somewhat beastly SUV is surprisingly frugal. Elsewhere, this is still a Ford so servicing is quite reasonable, but things like tyres may prove costly from premium brands, due to the 4x4 nature and size.
Interior, Technology and Safety
You are certainly not short of space in the Edge, which can seat five occupants comfortably with plenty of space. The fit and finish is decent too, especially in the high-spec Vignale models. Dials are analogue, yet use digital screens within for a sort of 50/50 compromise, which works well giving a nod to both past and future normality.
Technology is also impressive, thanks to Active Noise Control systems and acoustic double-glazed windows to ensure cabin noise is almost none-existent. Voice recognition is also standard, along with a rear view camera, traffic sign recognition and lane keeping assist.
The Ford Edge also achieved a reassuring five-star EURO NCAP safety rating, the highest rating available.
Is the Ford Edge right for me?
If you are after a striking looking SUV with real road presence, then the Ford Edge makes for a great used buy.
With a decent level of standard specification, complemented by a fine driving experience it was a good move from Ford to try the Edge in the UK in the first place.
Competitors like the Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe may well have nicer infotainment, and more toys, but the Ford seems to be the most premium looking and feeling. Plus the Ford familiarity is also a bonus.
Why purchase a used Ford Edge through Evans Halshaw?
At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you to choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our expert teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted throughout.
All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same day delivery on a selection of used cars, meaning you never have to wait for the car you want.
If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw retailer, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.