We drove the new Edge in ST-Line form, which means you get the standard kit from the 'base' £36,995 Titanium (LED lights, rear privacy glass, 10-way adjustable, heated and cooled seats, dual zone climate control, keyless entry, automatic headlights and wipers, a rear parking camera, lane keep assist and adaptive cruise control) as well as 20-inch alloys, power folding mirrors, a heated steering wheel, stop/start, a 1,000W Bang & Olufsen sound system and Ford Pass Connect, which includes a WiFi hotspot, for an extra £6,000. An upgrade to Vignale will cost another £3,000 but adds all the usual Vignale styling cues.
While the changes to the nose are instantly recognisable, inside not a lot has changed to the naked eye. The Edge still retains an updated version of the Ford interior that will be familiar to anyone who's bought a Dagenham SUV over the last decade or so. What has changed is the deletion of the gear stick, replaced with a rotary dial for selecting 'Drive', 'Sport' etc, which declutters the cabin quite considerably. Ford's infotainment system remains more or less unchanged, a good thing as it's a simple system to use, not overly complicated but also not loaded with the extra customisation features some of its rivals have chased. The eight-inch touchscreen is responsive and clearly laid out, and Bluetooth pairing is simple. Out back the boot will swallow 602-litres of your finest stuff, and that expands to 1,847-litres if you fold the rear seats flat.