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Ford Edge SUV (2016-2019) - MPG, running costs & CO2

The Ford Edge will cost about the same to run as its rivals

Carbuyer Rating

3.3 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.9 out of 5

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MPG, running costs & CO2 Rating

3.5 out of 5

The Ford Edge is a very big and heavy car and this has consequences for both economy and ongoing maintenance. Components have to deal with bigger forces, stresses and strains than on smaller, lighter cars, and the extra weight to shift means the engine has to work harder.

Also, as the Ford badge hasn’t historically been linked with this kind of car, the Edge is likely to lose its value more sharply than the cars from BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Land Rover that Ford would like the car to compete with.

Ford Edge MPG & CO2

Ford claims that the entry-level 148bhp Edge will return 42.4mpg and produces CO2 emissions of 153g/km. This means company car drivers will face top-rate Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) company-car tax at a rate of 37%.

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Adding the optional 20-inch alloy wheels, or choosing the Sport trim or Vignale model (both of which include these bigger wheels as standard) will cause these figures to suffer slightly. Opt for the most powerful 235bhp engine, meanwhile, and fuel economy will drop to 41.5mpg, with CO2 emissions of 175g/km again placing the Edge in the top band for BiK.

Most models of Ford Edge will cost £145 a year to tax. Top-spec models costing over £40,000, however, will be subject to a further £320 annual charge, which runs for five years from years 2-6 of the car's life.

Warranty

All Ford cars come with a three-year/60,000-mile warranty, which can’t match the warranty provided by its rivals, as Mercedes, Land Rover and BMW all have three-year warranties with no upper limit on mileage. Meanwhile Hyundai provides a five-year/unlimited-mileage warranty and the Kia offering remains valid for a generous seven years or 100,000 miles – whichever comes first.

Insurance

Ford Edge insurance shouldn’t be too bad for this category of car, as its ratings range from group 25 for the entry-level model to group 30 for the top-of-the-range version. By comparison the BMW X3 starts in insurance group 30, the Land Rover Discovery Sport in group 28, while the Hyundai Santa-Fe begins in group 19.

Servicing

Ford have an extensive network of dealerships so taking your Edge for its routine servicing shouldn’t be too inconvenient. This being a Ford, servicing shouldn’t set you back too much, with service intervals set at every two years or 18,000 miles (whichever comes first). 

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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