Initially launched in 2007, all subsequent iterations of the Ford Edge have continued its success. This is due largely to the fact that this no-nonsense crossover SUV makes a lot of sense to many people.
After a 2015 upgrade, the 2019 model also got a facelift. Instantly recognisable through its smart, clean design, the 2019 Ford Edge SEL AWD is ageing elegantly, with some well-designed creasing and sculpting along its sides. Its high-gloss grille is an eye-catcher, framed by assertive air intakes on the lower front corners. All-led lighting adds a modern touch: Headlights, fog lights, daytime running lights, tail lights, and signal lights are strong and effective, but not dazzling.
Sleek Interior with
Plenty of soft-touch plastics offer warmth and welcome, with loads of leg space, even in the rear. With room for five people, the seats are comfortable and can be reclined. For added relaxation, the FordPass Connect system can activate a 4G wifi hotspot with a range of up to fifty feet away from the vehicle, and accepting up to ten devices. For drivers, a large central speedometer is flanked by two easy-to-configure screens with the SYNC 3 touchscreen centred in the dash. Clean and well-designed, it provides a simple user interface for navigating, adapting vehicle settings, tweaking the B&O Play sound system, and handling phone calls.
Tech-Heavy Safety Features
Fitted with Ford’s Co-Pilot 360 safety package, the 2019 Ford Edge SEL AWD includes five key technologies as standard equipment:
- pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking;
- blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert;
- a lane-keeping system;
- a back-up camera with rear parking sensors;
- automatic high beams;
- evasive steering assist; and
- adaptive cruise control with lane centring.
Plenty of Storage Space
There are plenty of small storage options in the 2019 Ford Edge SEL AWD. One of the most useful is a deep bin at the front of the console, with a wireless charging mat for smartphones and two USB slots. There’s also a generous space tucked under the armrest lid. With a useful 12V socket. Even the console has a couple of useful cubbies: a slip-in smartphone slot, and an unexpected bin on top of the dashboard, cleverly concealed by a pop-up lid. At the rear, the power liftgate pops open to reveal a generous 1,111 litres of cargo space, with a conveniently high load-floor. For even more space, the rear seats split 60/40. When folded down by well-placed power buttons in the trunk, they make way for a massive 2,078 litre trunk.
Power to Spare
A step up from the entry-level SE, the SEL is available with either AWD or FWD. Running on gasoline, its 250.0-hp, 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engine is paired with an all-new eight-speed automatic, with power sent to all four wheels through an all-wheel drive system. There’s obviously more than enough power for regular driving purposes, with an exhilarating sense that it’s right there, simmering away and waiting for the right moment to surge into action. Under almost all circumstances, the 2019 Ford Edge SEL AWD Edge is a docile drive. But a quick stomp on the gas pedal turns this easy-going crossover into a leaping tiger when action is needed. The biggest bonus comes when accessing its mid-range power. When it’s time to overtake on the highway, just press the pedal and feel the wheels slingshot ahead until you ease off the gas.
The experts at Laneway Auto Loans and Sales are always happy to see a 2019 Ford Edge SEL AWD drive onto its used-car lot. They know that its pleasant driving characteristics, decent fuel economy, and roomy interior will offer years of comfort and safety to its next owner. Quality SUVs for you in Nova Scotia!