Local Triathlete Tim Kos Tries Out The All-New Ford Edge
Local Triathlete Tim Kos takes the all-new Ford Edge for a spin around Nottingham and lets us know his opinion of this new SUV.
Jul 29, 2016
Tim Kos is the organiser of local Tri club AV Tri and also heavily involved in MAMIL (middle aged men in lycra). He is also active in another local Triathlon team and recently reviewed the all-new Ford Edge at our FordStore, Trent Bridge. Tim test-drove the Ford Edge over a period of two days, testing the Edge’s capability in urban areas and utilising all of the intelligent features.
After 2 days of driving the Ford Edge here's my honest review of what I thought about the all-new Ford SUV. This won't cover stats like bhp/mpg which you can find anywhere as I can't talk the ‘torque’!
First impression- the car is massive, with its huge 'American style' front end, but once you get in, and drive, it's fantastic. Although the Edge is a big SUV, it is extremely comfy and easy to drive. The seat position is higher up adding to the model’s presence on the road whilst the Adaptive Power Assisted Steering makes driving the large crossover effortless!
Having driven around 'urban' areas, the car was loaded with the family (fitting in 3 car seats & double pushchair!). Adaptive Cruise control is always a bonus, but it was on the motorway where it really impressed, when a car switched lanes in front. Red HUD lights came on to tell me the gap between my car and the car in front was too small. Park assist was a new one on me - strange at first to hand over control for parking, I think the only thing missing was autopilot!
Almost all of the features are electric, literally, touch screen controls almost everything, except the full length panoramic roof. Given the fact I had the car for the two days of the mini summer heatwave, the air con was worth its weight in gold. Whilst the air con seats were a strange feeling, they definitely earnt their money. I even had to turn the air con down at one point!
Downsides to the car...
1) Touch screen - fingerprints! Which we all know from our smartphones! Live with it.
2) I had to give it back.
Would I buy one if I could afford it? (at around £35,000)...
No other option, the car had everything,
I can say over the two days, I rarely saw another Edge on the road. Although the model is new to Ford’s line up of crossovers there is no doubt that this will be a game changer. So, before you sign up for your Q7, X5, Sportage or Range Rover do yourself a favour & have a look at the Ford Edge.
The Ford Edge is on sale now at Sandicliffe Ford Dealers across the East Midlands and you can find out more on our Ford Edge page.