The already eye-catching Ford Edge is even more impressive in Vignale form. This full-size SUV not only looks terrific, it boasts excellent levels of interior space, a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating and lots of on-board tech.
The Edge Vignale is a decidedly handsome crossover, with an assertive bearing that stems from its raised ride height and rising beltline. The car’s roofline inclines gently, culminating in a sporty rear spoiler. Attractive chrome flourishes abound on the vehicle’s fog lamps and elsewhere, while polished aluminium is used to trim the Edge’s radiator grille. The car rides on gorgeous 20-inch alloy wheels too, which are sufficiently light enough to enhance performance and efficiency.
Inside, there’s plenty of passenger space, front and back, with generous amounts of leg and headroom allowing five full-size adults to enjoy relaxed journeys. Comfort is a given, particularly since each supportive seat is upholstered in plush leather. What’s more, front-row travellers are treated to electric five-way-adjustable and heated positions. As well as numerous very useful stowage compartments, the Edge possesses a class-competitive 602-litre boot space, which expands to 1,847 litres with 60/40 split-folding rear seats dropped.
This 4x4 is powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine, which is attached to a six-speed manual gearbox. This 180bhp unit delivers a peak torque of 400Nm and 0-60mph in approximately 9.7 seconds, while returning as much as 48.7mpg, and producing CO2 emissions as low as 149g/km. Optimal performance levels are delivered by a 2.0-litre 210bhp engine, which produces 450Nm of torque and 0-60mph in a little over nine seconds
Technology and safety
Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system is included, and comes with an eight-inch touchscreen and voice recognition. This enables easy control of the vehicle’s satellite navigation system, which features 3D mapping and real-time traffic information, making it easier to plan and make last-minute adjustments to each journey. Audio-listening enjoyment is provided by a 12-speaker Sony system which includes DAB digital radio.
As well as all the safety features you would expect – such as Electronic Stability Control, Anti-lock Braking System, multiple airbags and ISOFIX child-seat fixtures – the Edge features Autonomous Emergency Braking. This important piece of technology will automatically slow the car or halt it completely if a potential collision is detected.
The top-of-the range Vignale iteration of the Ford Edge is available now from Islington Ford. To book your test drive, please complete our online contact form – or phone or visit our Canal Road, Trowbridge showroom during the week or on Saturdays.
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