With the new ST months away from release, the Ford dealers are aggressively pricing the sport so it's a great time to buy. I received a substantial discount from the MSRP from the dealer. Additional car show incentives and being the last day of the month also helped. I got a fully loaded Sport with pretty much with every possible option. 5 top things I like: (1) the sport appearance is fantastic, especially in black with black painted 21 inch wheels. (2) I find the seats and driving position very comfortable. The seats are a perfect height and the step in height is low. My arthritic mother with bad knees and hips has a difficult time climbing into many medium size SUV's but has no problems getting in and out of the Edge. Conversely, sedans also give her problems because she sits too low so she has a difficult time getting out of the seat. Also, she has to duck her head to get in the sedan. The Edge seems to be perfect for her. (3) The vehicle is very quiet with little wind or road noise and no rattles. (4) There is a great deal of cargo space and room for rear passengers. It has way more room than compact SUV's but is still small enough for easy entry and for fitting in a small garage. (5) All the gadgets are great (blind spot, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise, lane keeping assist, Apple carplay, hands-free liftgate, automatic parallel and perpindicular parking) . The dash display with two color graphical displays surrounding the speedometer, and the Sync 3 system is very responsive (touch sensitive) and great to look at. The panoramic sunroof and power sun shades really brighten things up. 5 top things I don't like: (1) Parking into tight spaces is tougher than I hoped. The vehicle is really wide and the turning radius is only so-so. It's hard to tell where the front bumper is. The front cameras help somewhat but you can't really tell how far away you are from things in front. Also, mitigating the problem, the parking sensors in the rear, front, and sides give you coverage from all sides, and they beep and light up when you get too close to something. However, you have to move slowly to give the sensors and lights enough time to respond. A surround view camera would be preferable. (2) There is a bit of a learning curve with such a huge amount of tech. (3) The upgraded Sony stereo system is good but not as good as some that can be found in the class. However, it does have a CD player still. (4) The interior is very monochromatic so it's a little on the dull side. (5) The gas mileage is not great. So far I'm getting about 22 mpg, mostly highway miles. I think if I paid full price, (close to $50000) I would feel that the value would not be there. It's clearly not in the league of luxury vehicles that are in the 50000 to 60000 range. However, if you can get a good discount like I did (about $40000), it starts to seem like a good deal when you see a fully loaded compact SUV like the Honda CRV or Toyota RAV4 can be in the $35000 to $40000 range. One comment about the IIHS safety ratings. They really criticized the headlights. However, I found the HID headlights in the Sport are really very powerful and shine a long way. However, there seems to be almost no difference between high and low beam so I suppose they found the glare to other drivers objectionable.
Leased one month ago. Now have 1558 mi and I am at gas station 2-3 times week. Spoke to Service tech was told breaking in period. I?m getting 10 -13.9 mi according to info on Car console. I was under impression 20 mi at least. For today?s cars better efficiency is a must. Not being told that?s the way it is. After insisting this sucks and not acceptable I was told bring it in and will put on machine. Wow I hope there is a problem or this will be a long 3 year lease
Only two issues. One is kind of just an annoyance. The steering shaft under the dashboard is open. So the joint is exposed. For someone a bit shorter that won?t be an issue. For me at 6? 2 it?s not very good. I found myself feeling the joint rubbing my shoe. Second, for a turbo engine it seems to lack in acceleration and power. I spent a lot of years as a mechanic and worked at a few ford dealers over the years. In my opinion going to this format with smaller engines with turbos really hurt the power and acceleration. It could get better with a bit of tuning and adjusting of the turbo waste gate. Maybe even a bigger turbo. Other than that i couldn?t be happier. My next vehicle is going to be this very same suv.
My new 2018 SUV Ford Escape Titanium feels solid and is quiet with a bit of a sporty suspension feel. I like the exterior and interior colors and overall vehicle size, getting in and out of it is easy, and the interior cargo room fits my needs just right. It accelerates nicely and hugs the road when going around turns. In the beginning the engine cycling off and on at stop signs and stoplights took a little getting used to. The interior electronics are well-placed and user-friendly, and I really enjoy having the full-view electronic roof and rear lift hatch with the kick-to-open feature. I LIKE it!!