2018 Ford Edge Quick Reviews of 2.0 TDCI Powershift 210 HP AWD Sport
Strong character, style, and guide. The American Suv lands in Europe and is agiler than what might be expected. The 2018 Ford Edge is decidedly Yankee. A kind of “muscle” Suv, solid, almost Rocky. Born Overseas in 2006, she appeared in Europe during the second series. Two engines are available, both 2.0 TDCi: 180 HP, with manual transmission, and the one on probation, Twin-Turbo 210 HP, coupled with dual-clutch Powershift transmission. They share the all-wheel drive automatic AWD. Spacious and versatile, it costs 50 thousand euros.
Big but agile. On the New Ford Edge, you are sitting comfortably, very high (almost 70 cm from the ground) and with knees bent. The position is dominant, and in fact, the traffic dominates well. However, I am thinking of the 2,150 pounds of mass detected by the test center. The Ford Suv, however, seems not to have them, not even in town. Ah, better to just the eye to the dimensions of the bottom of the bodywork, in the area of the wheels. And this can help out the front camera at 180°, in option, while maneuvering is reversing camera and parking sensors as standard to put themselves at the service of those who drive. Few kilometers and a feel for the Edge increases: so you appreciate its pleasantness, the result of the successful combination between the powerful 2.0 TDCi and automatic transmission with the paddle on the steering wheel.
On the road. The diesel has a nice torque at low revs: what it takes to make lighter the Suv. The Exchange, rather fast, fluid Drive, does the rest and allows you to travel at a brisk pace without having to push. Then when you go to look for all laps (4,500), there’s Davis to get shipped, without getting to super performance. Out of town, however, is another story, with the Edge. Adaptive steering, standard on Sport, is ready and communicative, and it turns out well on mixed routes. Along with higher than expected and agility in a reduced body roll. It is not surprising, because the mechanical base is in common with that of his cousin S-Max, mono volume big nicer to drive. Sure, they’re different masses and suspension calibrations, but the “schema” is confirmed as valid.
Lively and safe braking. The Edge is not only lively and pleasant but also safe, as confirmed by the stability tests on the track: sincere, trim frame with a reduced range of springs and dampers, electronic controls, careful and minimally invasive. Not to mention the all-wheel drive, which gives a nice hand when it comes to ground yourself so much torque (450 Nm), or when there is facing slippery. A dynamic Suv, so without losing something in gradations for behavior and, especially, in terms of comfort. In fact, the suspensions are not rigid and motorway may cover long distances in a muffled atmosphere. But if the mass is countered by the engine, gearbox, and chassis, we can not say the same braking: arrest spaces are not too content, especially when cold, by 100 times. Finally, consumption: we did not expect runs record, though the Edge is not too thirsty. Medium makes 12 km/l and in town nearly the 11.5. Not bad at all.