In past reviews Ford was criticized for milking the interior design, so we're pleasantly surprised with the new portrait-oriented center stack. It boasts the same 12.1-inch touchscreen interface that made its debut in the Mustang Mach E. This elevates the interior quite a bit, but thankfully Ford didn't move all of the controls over to the touchscreen interface. The major sound system and climate control buttons are still separate.
The ST also adds model-specific bucket seats and a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system. The driver also gets dual 4.2-inch LCD driver-information screens in the instrument cluster, and the infotainment screen in the center console has been updated with the latest Sync 4A operating system.
The Edge is a five-seater, though the rear middle seat may be too constricting for a fully-grown adult on a long journey. Front passengers are treated to ten-way power-adjustable seats, with the driver getting a memory function. And while we don't particularly like the layout of the buttons on the center console, it's worth stating that they're easy to reach for and adjust without taking your eyes off the road.
The front legroom is 42.6 inches, while the rear legroom is still mighty impressive at 40.6 inches. The front headroom is a generous 40.2 inches, while rear passengers get a little more at 40.3 inches.
Big bucket seats tend to harm the rear legroom, but this is not the case in the Edge ST. The ST's front seats are beautifully executed, offering loads of support for brisk driving while still leaving enough space in the rear for passengers.
|Ford Edge ST Trims
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|Legroom Front Seat
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|Hip Room, Rear
There's only one interior option available, but thankfully it's a good one. The base color is Ebony black, with the seat clad in leather with contrasting fake suede inserts with City Silver stitching. An ST logo is embossed on both front seats.
Quality-wise, it's good. Interior trimmings include polished metal, gloss black, and fake carbon fiber. It all comes together nicely to create a sporty space that's both comfortable and easy on the eye.
Cargo capacity is highly impressive. With the rear seats in place, the Edge has 39.2 cubic feet of space. Lowering the rear seats in a 60/40 split results in 73.4 cubes of cargo capacity.
Interior storage is just as good. Rear passengers get dual cupholders in the middle seat's seatback. Front passengers get a pair of cupholders, a large hidden storage compartment behind the center console, and a center armrest with a large storage bin. Making the Edge faster has had no impact on its practicality.
|Ford Edge ST Trims
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As the top-spec model in the Edge range, the ST is handsomely equipped. As standard, it comes with Ford's basic Co-Pilot 360, which includes hill start assist, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assist, and forward-collision warning with autonomous braking.
On the comfort side, the ST is equipped with a remote start, keyless entry with push-button start, dual configurable 4.2-inch LCD screens in the instrument cluster, cruise control, rear parking sensors, rain-sensing wipers, auto LED headlights with auto high beams, and wireless charging. Passengers will enjoy the dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, ambient lighting, and a hands-free liftgate, while a heated steering wheel is standard.
Optional extras include adaptive cruise control, a 180-degree parking camera, and a panoramic sunroof. Ventilation for the front seats is also available, while the rear outboard seats can be heated.
For 2021, the Edge was upgraded to Sync 4. The new operating system first made its debut in the Mustang Mach E and allows for over-the-air updates. This feature is not available for the Edge, but the latest Sync is fast and easy to operate, and the large 12.1-inch portrait screen changes the entire ambiance of the cabin. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM, Bluetooth connectivity, and a Wi-Fi hotspot are all standard, and Amazon Alexa is fully integrated, too. It's connected to a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system. If you have younger kids, a dual-screen DVD-based rear-seat entertainment system is available at $1,995.