Parkers overall rating: 3.8 out of 5 3.8

Parkers VerdictThe Parkers Verdict

While there's no doubt that the Edge has tapped into the market's appetite for SUVs and proved the appeal of a large Ford-badged car isn't dead (albeit no longer in the form of a traditional saloon or estate like the old Scorpio), it's selling steadily rather than exceptionally well.

Those who have took the plunge are benefiting from strong resale values - the second-highest predicted used value of any Ford after the Focus RS - which suggests it's a sound second-hand buy.

Strong residual values are not only good for those who buy their car outright, as they should recoup a greater proportion of the price of the vehicle when they come to sell, but they also cut PCP finance rates. Low APR and Ford deposit contributions make the Edge even more affordable for buyers – all in a part of the market where manufacturers don't often discount their cars.

It's a slight left-field but largely satisfying choice.

Ford Edge static rear

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