BY MARK KEAST

Ford is going to be relying more on SUVs and less on cars, going forward. Knowing that, they’ve really upped their game with the Edge SUV.

Driving it, under the hood, is a 2.0 litre EcoBoost turbo 4 engine and 8-speed auto transmission – plenty of pep for city driving, in any weather condition, and highway driving for a trip to the north.

The Titanium package we drove included 20-inch polished titanium wheels, chrome lower grille for that muscular look on the exterior, body colour rear spoiler and bright beltline moulding, as well as LED adaptive headlights and silver roof rails. Sharp.

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Then there’s driver safety – with all the features you have come to expect with modern-day vehicles – adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go and lane centring, park assist with side parking sensors, steering assist, blind-spot information system with cross-traffic alert.

But for us, ultimately it comes down to the comfort of the cabin – a 10-way power, leather-trimmed front seats, an interior that’s surprisingly roomy and quiet, unless you decide to listen to your favourite band through the 12-speaker, B&O sound system.

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