Solid but not outstanding, the Edge offers little advantage over its stiff competition.
There’s plenty of cargo room in the Edge. The large hatch lifts high for big loads, but the leading edge slopes downward, forcing taller drivers to stoop under it. The liftover is low, but the large protruding bumper is guaranteed to be covered in scratches before long. Our test Edge had Ford’s power folding second row seatbacks, but note they only fold down; you have to put them back up manually. Also, the seatbacks are angled slightly toward the hatch when folded, so cargo will slide to the back. The front passenger seat folds forward for long loads though, a nice touch.