Dad Test Drive: 2019 Ford Edge Titanium
An SUV with a firm grasp on performance, the Ford Edge has been carving out its own niche between the nippy Escape and the sturdy Explorer.
I’ve been wanted to try the new Edge for a while, especially as a viable family car and replacement for my Ford Focus.
As a Dad, my main criteria are that it has lots of trunk space, a comfy interior with enough room to be able to get a child’s seat in without putting my back out and be comfortable to drive for hours on family road trips.
To be completely honest, the looks of the car is a secondary priority since I’ll be seeing it from the inside more than the outside. It’s the ‘minivan-mentality’, we know they don’t look cool, but my word are they practical.
It’s a great looking car. Everything has been rounded and made curvy, which I really like. It clearly still is rooted in more of a car-shape and after sitting in it, feels like a Fusion with a better view of the road.
Price and Features
In Canada, the 2019 SE model starts at $34,599 and comes with:
- Twin-Scroll 2.0L EcoBoost® Engine
- Ford Co-Pilot360™
- 18-inch Sparkle Silver-Painted Aluminum Wheels
- Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start
The models get more fancy as you go through the collection, all the way up to the ST, starting at $48,199, with the basic SEL features plus:
- 2.7L V6 EcoBoost® Engine
- Class II Trailer Tow Package with Trailer Sway Control
- 20-inch Bright-Machined Aluminum with High Gloss Black-Painted Pockets
- Leather-Trimmed Seats with Miko® Cloth Inserts
It has two awesome features that I really love. The first is the huge moonroof that goes the full length of the front and back seats.
The second is the two screens in the back of the headsets. Just like on a plane, this may just keep her occupied for a decent portion of a longer drive. Using the in-car screen might also be a great way to bribe her into her seat when she’s trying to jump into my driving seat.
Ok, can I fit a cumbersome stroller in here?
The Edge has a maximum rear storage of about 73 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down, and an impressive 32.9 cubic feet with them up. That’s more than enough for loading up with camping gear, a couple of strollers, or a single trip to Costco (we’ve got shepherd’s pie for days!).
This is nippy! I took it up the Sea to Sky Highway, along the most beautiful scenery and windy roads to open it up and see what it can really do.
I was really surprised at how well it stuck to the roads, even in the rainy conditions and felt perfectly safe.
I’m driving the 2019 Ford Edge Titanium, with a powerful enough Twin-Scroll 2.0-L EcoBoost® Engine, and has All-Wheel Drive which is great for the trickier of roads and slightly off-road paths. However, it isn’t made for off-roading and doesn’t claim to be. This is a city vehicle with plenty of room for weekend getaways and family trips.
On average, the mileage on the 2019 Titanium model is:
– 11.4 litres per 100km city driving
– 8.3 litres per 100km highway driving
Disclaimer: Thanks to Ford Canada for the continued support and loaning me the 2019 Ford Edge for an honest and unbiased review. All opinions are my own.