At First Glance
With the key still in my pocket, I walked up to the Edge, reached for the handle and it automatically unlocked. I love not having to juggle keys, trying to find the button to unlock the door.
Once inside, I was impressed with the sleek lines and smooth surfaces.
The seats felt like suede and were very comfortable. Everything was adjustable! The 10-way power driver’s seat went up and down, back and forth and even had an adjustable lumbar support. Being able to see over the steering wheel is important when you’re shorter, like me. I love the feeling of being higher up, as you are able to see so much more.
The controls on the steering wheel and voice commands make changing the settings great! SYNC® with MyFord Touch® allowed me to connect my iPhone, control the temperature, see how much gas I had left, how many kilometres I had left until I needed to fill up, and so much more!
I really enjoyed driving it. I’m not very technical when it comes to cars, but I can tell you what I like!
I like the power it has, especially for those times you need quick acceleration, like changing lanes or merging onto the highway. Also, it handles really well around turns, thanks to the independent front and rear suspension.
The back-up camera and sensor are great safety features. You can see what is behind you, and it beeps when things are within a certain range. In a family-oriented neighbourhood like ours, children at play can be unpredictable. Even with paying close attention to where they are, they might not be watching you. Having the vehicle sense when something is behind you reduces potential collisions.
If I was to purchase this vehicle, I’d choose the front wheel drive (FWD) option instead of all-wheel drive (AWD). With the amount of driving that I do, the FWD would give me better fuel economy.
Let’s check out the back seat!
As a mom of two, the safety and comfort of my kids is very important.
The back seat is very spacious, and the girls loved the center arm rest with pop-up cup holders.
Child Seat Installation
Installing Lauren’s forward-facing car seat was very easy.
The owner’s manual has great instructions telling you where the car seats can be installed.
I really loved the special instructions about where to put the tether. It is to run over the seat between the head rest restraint posts before attaching to the tether anchor.
Once I located all of the anchor points, it was time to get installing!
Ford has done a great job of utilizing a lot of the space.
In the front console, there is a great storage section where you can connect your devices and tuck them away. The tray is removable for more storage underneath.
And they even snuck in a small section under the dash behind the console. It’s perfect for extra napkins, tissue or other small objects that need to be secured and out of the way.
The rear seats fold down to allow for larger loads.
The Edge is a great vehicle for our family of 4 — comfy seating for everyone and room in the back for everything you’d need to bring with you. The Edge has great safety features which will bring peace of mind to parents while transporting their loved ones.
Two big thumbs up from this mom!