Ford Edge | 2.0 EcoBlue 238 ST-Line 5dr Auto


FORD EDGE 2.0 EcoBlue 238 ST-Line 5dr Auto
PersonalLease
£466.31Per month inc VAT
BusinessLease
£388.59Per month ex VAT
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I would like all maintenance and service costs included

Yes
No

Deal Summary

Initial Rental (Personal)

£4,196.77 inc VAT

Initial Rental (Business)

£3,497.31 ex VAT

Contract Length

47 Months

Maintenance

No

Processing fee

£199.99 ex VAT

Key Information

Sat Nav
Sat Nav
Leather Seats
Leather Seats
Sensors
Front/Rear Sensors
Front Heated Seats
Front Heated Seats
Alloy Wheels
20" Alloy Wheels
Bluetooth
Bluetooth

Standard Options

BODY GLASS
  • Acoustic laminated side glass
  • Automatic wipers with variable sensitivity adjustment
  • Dark tinted rear privacy glass
  • Electric front windows
  • Heated windshield
  • Power windows with global open/close
  • Rain sensor windscreen wipers
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Rear wiper
BRAKES
  • ABS
  • Active city stop
  • Electronic parking brake
  • ESP
  • Pre collision braking
  • Traction control
CARPETS/RUGS
  • Premium floor mats
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
  • Sports suspension
COMMUNICATION
  • Apple car play/Android Auto
DRIVER AIDS
  • Adaptive cruise control with collision mitigation
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Intelligent speed assist
  • Lane keep assist
  • PAS
  • Rear view camera
  • Traffic sign recognition
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • Easy fuel capless refuelling system
  • Hands free power tailgate
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • Digital instrument cluster
  • FORD SYNC 3 with bluetooth and 8" colour touchscreen
  • FordPass connect
  • Service indicator
  • TFT cluster screen
  • Trip computer
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Auto dimming door mirrors memory
  • Electrochromic interior mirror
  • Mirrors with memory function and auto dip on reverse
  • Power fold mirrors with heat, signal and puddle lamps
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Auxiliary input socket
  • B&O with 360 sound system, DAB, navigation, 12 high performance speakers, Digital Sound Processor, 1000w amplifier
  • Steering wheel mounted controls
  • Two smart charging USB ports
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Black door frame moulding and beltline
  • Black roof rails
  • Deeper side skirts and wider front grille
  • Exhaust with dual fascia pass through with chrome exhaust tip
  • Full sports inspired body styling kit
  • Rear spoiler
  • Solid paint
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Automatic headlamps with auto high/low beam
  • Bi LED headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED front fog lamps
  • LED rear lights
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • Dual zone electronic automatic temperature control
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 220v power socket
  • 3 x 12V power sockets
  • Alloy pedals
  • Centre console with armrest/storage box cupholder
  • Dark headliner
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Height/reach adjust steering wheel
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Luggage compartment with tonneau cover
  • Partial leather upholstery with dinamica insert red stitching
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Ambient lighting
  • Illuminated front door scuff plates
  • LED reading lights
SAFETY
  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • Active seat belts with driver and passenger front air bags, side seat inflatable air bags, curtain airbags and driver knee airbag
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Evasive steering assist
  • Manual front passenger airbag deactivation key activated
  • MyKey system
  • Rear seat belt pretensioners
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
SEATS
  • 10 way electric power passenger seats
  • 10 way power adjustable drivers seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front head restraints
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated variable rear seats
  • Isofix child seat attachment
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear headrests
SECURITY
  • Immobiliser
  • Intrusion sensor
  • Keyless entry and go
  • Remote powered central double locking doors
  • Thatcham category 1 alarm with volume sensing, perimeter alarm, switch inhibit, battery backed sounder and intrusion sensing
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 20" ST Line alloy wheels
WHEELS - SPARE
  • 18" mini spare wheel

Technical Options

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO2: 176
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 1997
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Type: COMMON RAIL
  • Gears: 8 SPEED
  • Valve gear: DOHC
FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC: True
  • EC Combined: 40.9
  • EC Extra Urban: 47.9
  • EC Urban: 32.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 6.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 8.2
GENERAL
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: EcoBlue 238
  • Coin Series: ST-Line
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 238
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 2.0
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 9.6
  • BHP: 238
  • Engine Power KW: 175
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 369
  • Engine Torque MKG: 51
  • Engine Torque NM: 500
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 134
TYRES
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: True
  • Tyre Size Spare: SPACE SAVER
  • Wheel Style: N
  • Wheel Type: 20" ALLOY
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height: 1732
  • Length: 4834
  • Wheelbase: 2848
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1928
WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • No. of Seats: 5

Reviews

Ford Edge TAKING IT TO THE EDGE (67/100)

The Ford Edge offers buyers of the brand's Kuga SUV a larger more luxurious option to move on to. Jonathan Crouch looks at what's on offer from this revised model.

Ten Second Review

The Edge is Ford's best selling SUV in the USA, success it hasn't yet quite emulated in Europe. Perhaps the changes made to this revised version will help. The idea here is to add a top tier to the Blue Oval's Crossover and SUV line-up that'll keep customers within the Ford family who might otherwise desert to other brands. These people will like the fact that the Edge is good looking, well equipped and offered for the kind of money that normally, would only buy you a relatively compact car of this kind. Will all that be enough to enable Ford to steal sales from the premium brands? It'll be interesting to see.

Background

'Ford gives you more' used to be the Blue Oval brand's marketing slogan - and perhaps it still does. For proof, have a look at this large, sophisticated and very well equipped SUV, the Edge. The Edge was one of those models we never used to get in our market. That's all changed since the adoption of the company's supposedly enlightened 'One Ford' policy that tries to create a global product range, rather than one in which cars are developed for specific countries. That's been very nice for other nations, who get to enjoy our sharp-handling Focuses and Fiestas. Whether we've done quite so well out of the deal may be more debateable, as Ford's model line-up here has in recent times been swelled by the Brazilian-built KA+, the Indian-made EcoSport crossover, the US market Mustang sportscar and this Canadian-assembled Edge SUV. Still, the Edge seems more palatable in this improved form, with its smarter cabin and more potent 238PS EcoBlue diesel engine. Let's check it out.

Driving Experience

The car is offered here with a choice of two of Ford's latest EcoBlue 2.0-litre diesel engines. There's an entry-level 150PS unit mated to front-wheel drive, but the one Ford wants to talk about is the 238PS Bi-turbo powerplant, which is combined with the brand's Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system and a freshly-developed eight-speed quick shift automatic gearbox. This top unit has been enhanced with more low-end torque, while issues of noise, vibration and harshness have all been re-addressed. A small, high pressure turbo and a larger, low pressure turbo work in series at low rpm for greater responsiveness and enhanced torque. At higher engine speeds, the larger turbo works alone to produce the boost required to deliver peak power. The result is smooth and linear acceleration performance and, in theory, a more comfortable driving experience. The Intelligent All-Wheel Drive set-up aims to provide a more secure footing for Edge drivers, especially in slippery conditions, by measuring how well the vehicle's wheels are gripping the road surface and delivering a seamless transition of torque between all four wheels. This revised Edge debuts an enhanced version of the technology, featuring new 'all-wheel drive disconnect', which uses a form of artificial intelligence to take readings from dozens of sensors around the car. It can determine if Intelligent All-Wheel Drive is needed in just 10 milliseconds.

Design and Build

The Edge model's exterior is sharply sculpted and athletic with strong 'shoulders' and a muscular, quite compact bonnet. Visual updates across the range include a wider grille with a unique finish for each model. Standard LED headlamps and tail lamps can be complemented with available LED signature daytime running lamps. A redesigned bonnet aims to impart a wider, more planted stance. To improve efficiency, unique air curtains are positioned on the lower part of the fascia to guide air from the front of the vehicle, out through the front wheel wells and down the vehicle side. Inside, a redesigned centre console features a smarter rotary gear shift dial for the eight-speed automatic transmission that frees up space and allows easier access to the wireless charging pad. Other changes include the addition of a configurable digital instrument cluster with animated analogue-style instrumentation. This allows drivers to personalise the layout of the speedometer, rev-counter and vehicle information displays to suit their own preferences - and even adjust between one of seven colours. An electronic parking brake button in place of a conventional parking brake lever helps maximise space and houses adjustable cup holders and a deep storage box with enough space for books, toys and tablets. A larger swing-bin glovebox sits under the dashboard, and further stowage is available in the instrument panel top.

Market and Model

As before, Edge pricing sits in the £37,000 to £46,000 bracket. Trim-wise, there's a choice of 'Titanium', 'STLine' or 'Vignale' variants. Across the range, 'FordPass Connect' embedded modem technology turns the Edge into a mobile WiFi hotspot with connectivity for up to 10 devices. An available wireless charging pad nestled in the forward media bin enables cable-free charging of compatible devices, and Ford's SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system - compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto - enables drivers to control connected smartphones, audio, navigation and climate using voice commands and an 8-inch colour touchscreen. Customers can further upgrade their audio experience with a premium B&O Sound System that has been specially tuned for Edge. The 'Titanium' version offers 19-inch alloy wheels, chrome roof rails and a rear roof spoiler, alongside illuminated door-sill plates for the interior. The sportier 'ST-Line' variants get sports-tuned suspension and body-coloured lower door, wing and side mouldings, plus a front upper grille with a unique black finish. Other 'ST-Line' features include 20-inch alloy wheels, perforated partial leather 'Miko-Dinamica' seats, a perforated leather steering wheel and a gear shifter with red stitching. At the top of the range, 'Vignale'-spec gets you bespoke chrome-finish fog lamp surrounds, 20-inch polished alloy wheels and a signature 'Vignale' hexagonal upper grille design with a dark matte finish. Inside, hexagonal-quilted Windsor leather features prominent tuxedo-style stitching for the seats and door interiors, while leather extends to the central armrest, storage console and instrument panel.

Cost of Ownership

Ford is confident that the Edge meets the class standard for efficiency. The base front-driven 150PS 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel model manages 48.7mpg on the combined cycle and 153g/km of CO2. As for the 238PS Bi-turbo diesel model, well by only delivering torque where and when it is needed, this variant's Intelligent AWD set-up has minimal impact on fuel-efficiency and CO2emissions compared with permanent four-wheel drive systems. As a result, this top Edge is rated at 40.9mpg fuel efficiency and 175g/km CO2. Maintenance bookings can be done online through the 'My Ford' portal. This is part of the 'Ford BlueService' scheme that wraps up all of the care and maintenance of your car into one bundle that includes a free 30-point 'eCheck' of vital parts and highlights any work required with a red, amber and green traffic light warning to rank items that need attention in order of importance. There's also the 'Ford Service App' that you can download to your phone for free. It lets you locate your nearest dealer and make a booking, plus has a couple of extra elements, allowing you to find petrol stations and including a 'Park Me' feature that remembers where you left your Edge, so you won't have to hunt for it, say in busy multi-storeys.

Summary

Having got used to the Edge following its first few years on sale in our market, what we've established is that this is more than just another attempt by Ford to sell a big US-made 4x4 over here. Think of this Edge as an S-MAX or Galaxy MPV re-designed for the rough and you'd probably be closer to the mark. But it's more than that too. On prolonged acquaintance, this car reveals itself as a very likeable, capable SUV that's more than up to challenging the best in its class. Start to consider exactly what class that is and you get to this Ford's strongest selling point: the fact that it gives you the space - and most of the opulence - of a large Volkswagen Touareg-sized Luxury segment SUV, for the price of a smaller Volkswagen Tiguan-shaped mid-sized one. It's a pity that Ford couldn't have completed the proposition with a third row seating option but even so, the right kind of buyer may find this package difficult to resist.

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PersonalLease

£466.31Per month inc VAT
Initial Rental: £4,196.77 inc. VAT

BusinessLease

£388.59Per month ex VAT
Initial Rental: £3,497.31 ex. VAT