Ford mid-size, two-line edge is in a sweet spot in the crossover market, both higher than the predominantly compact offers two rows (Ford Escape, Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5), but more malleable three carriers of the -row own family as Explorer, Ford. Redesigned for the 2015 model year, Edge entered 2016 without major changes that are good for us, given the role positive edge. It is a crossing of mass market is extraordinarily beautiful and offers a choice of three different engines: a fuel-efficient, 245 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder; a 3.5-liter V-6 with 280 horsepower; and a fire, 315 horsepower twin-turbo EcoBoost 2.7-liter V-6 that is available only at the top of the Sport-tested specifications. front-wheel drive is standard on most models with four-wheel drive available or standard in others.
Since the last time we tried one edge of the EcoBoost base, an advantage midlevel with the V-6 naturally aspirated, and hot sport EcoBoost twin-turbo when the edge has been updated for 2015, the formula of the vehicle He remained basically the same. An adaptive management system is offered for the first time titanium trim level and standard on the sport. Another change for 2016 is extremely necessary system Infotainment Ford Sync 3 could be added, replacing the old synchronization settings MyFord Touch the new edge generation launched last year.
touch screen synchronization 3-2016 Edge is a great improvement over the MyFord system it replaces. At higher levels of equipment, synchronization 3 runs with a pair of monitors on board an analog speedometer flanking; the left of the unit can be configured to display travel information and provides access to settings and vehicle safety, while the right screen can display shortcuts navigation, audio or telephone. The general configuration is very intuitive and looks smooth, but access and adjust vehicle settings via the steering wheel controls can be labor intensive and is best performed with the vehicle stationary. The same menu provides access to settings adaptive management, of which there are two: Sport and Normal.
Edge Sport, the driver can adjust the direction of the preferences for both the default operating mode and when the shift lever is placed in S, effectively Sport mode edge. We like the choice of parameters of government is not dictated by which explicitly selected driving mode. Also we dig V-6 twin turbo Sports, which develops 315 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of powerful torque; submerging the throttle returns a note of muscular sound engine and plenty of zip around town (which recorded 5.6 seconds fast run to 60 miles per hour). Each Edge achieves a comfortable ride with decent body control, but even sport is not as athletic, as evidenced by its modest 0.83g of lateral grip around our skidpad.
The Edge offers ample interior space and a cellar large cargo. Without a folding third-row seat in Wayback, there is more space for your stuff. Several bags of rolls of hand luggage fit, plus any additional debris that can be stacked on top of them. The rear seat also reclines and has plenty of legroom, and the overall fit and finish, materials and design to feel first class.
Despite its name, there is not enough space for the front edge, making it difficult to discern where the corners of the vehicle are from the point of view of the driver. The bell falls, which, combined with the depth of the dashboard and thick pillars, makes forward visibility disappointing cut. The turning radius is also very poor, who need multiple turns in parking lots and other craning to locate the perimeter of the vehicle. I found fault with the direction of adaptation, he felt darty outside the center, regardless of which drive mode has been selected, and requires many hours corrections along the way. And a word of warning, if you are considering the option of $ 195 for rear seat belts that have built-in air bags: they are very bulky and difficult to buckle.
We have also had a significant problem with our particular test car: After a brisk acceleration, but not at full speed down a hill (and after the car had been running for a few minutes), the engine began to lose power before stopping completely at about 45 mph. The panel was flooded with warning lights and messages “low oil pressure” to us coasted to a stop, he moved to park, and killed the ignition “check the owner’s manual.”; After a quick check under the rim oil or engine parts grenaded came to nothing, we pressed the start button and the engine fired to life with just a touch of his mysterious stall. We have experienced an EcoBoost like a ghost disease with a test car Ford Taurus 2016 and a transmission stumbling block and electronic engine ghosts Lincoln MKX fed-EcoBoost 2.7-liter, edge companion platform during a recent test . We have arrived at Ford and we are waiting for an answer.