Have you driven a Ford lately? We recently had the pleasure of test driving the new 2019 Ford Edge Titanium SUV courtesy of Ford Canada. Titanium is not only the most feature-packed trim level for the Edge but also has the most safety equipment in the entire Ford lineup. In this post, we will discuss which features shaped our experience with the Edge.
The climate control in the front is the dual-zone variety, which means you no longer have to reach an agreement with your favorite passenger on how warm/cold the setting should be.
To complement the climate control, our test vehicle also included heated and cooled leather seats as well as a heated steering wheel. We really enjoyed the heated seats on those cold snowy days as they heat up much more rapidly than the climate control system.
Upon entry into the Edge, we were greeted with the massive panoramic sunroof that extends beyond the backseats. A power sunshade is included for your convenience.
To accommodate modern life necessities, the Edge includes multiple USB ports from
A wireless charger is included for Qi-compatible devices while a household 110V socket is present for charging laptops on the go.
Ford has moved away from the traditional shift lever in
The adjustable ambient lighting with different colours available is a nice personalized touch.
Compact SUVs have gained popularity in recent years. However, our past experiences have led us to believe that our family could be much better served with a mid-sized 2-row SUV like the Ford Edge.
The main benefit of a larger SUV is the extra room in the backseats. Many passengers would appreciate some extra leg and headroom. For families, the Edge has much more space to accommodate children’s car seats
Besides the generous passenger space, the Edge has a sizeable cargo area. Our monthly Costco haul was easily swallowed up by the Edge with plenty of space to spare. The Edge also has push-button activated second-row seats for transporting extra bulky items.
We drove the Edge for over 400
Soundproofing is exceptional. We could actually enjoy the awesome sound quality from
The base engine that came with our test car is more than sufficient for everyday driving. An “ST” trim level with a bigger engine is available if you feel the need for sports car level acceleration
The fuel economy we observed for the entire testing period was about 10.5 L/100 kms. This is surprisingly good for SUV of this size especially considering that we had many cold starts at below 0 degrees, hours of crawling through downtown traffic, excessive use of accessories, and some spirited driving.
As mentioned earlier, the Edge is packed with safety technology. We had a great time exploring many of them include radar-guided cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, proximity sensors, blind spot monitoring, front and rear cameras, and cross traffic alert. The most impressive feature for us was the automatic parallel and perpendicular parking.
For most families, in-car entertainment has become an essential part of every trip. Our 5 year
Two screens are placed on the headrests of two front seats and are capable of playing different contents. Wireless headphones are also included to isolate adults from unwanted distractions. Peaceful car trips are not priceless after all.
Overall, we had a great time with the 2019 Ford Edge Titanium. It was hard to let it go when it was time to return the SUV. Even our son repeatedly asked, “Why do we have to return it?” Now we understand why Ford advertisers revived an old slogan, “Have you driven a Ford lately?”
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