Firstly, thank you to Enterprise car rental in Leigh, our preferred rental partners, for allowing us to take photographs of their latest fleet addition, Ford Edge Diesel Estate 2.0 TDCi 180 Titanium [Lux Pack] 5dr Manual (view deals.) For short-term car hire in and around the Manchester area, get in touch with the team there!
The Ford Edge is the bigger (more American themed) version of the Ford Kuga, which launched only recently. Available in a 180ps manual diesel or a 210ps automatic (known as powershift), the Edge looks to take Ford into the big-SUV market and compete against the Nissan X-Trail, Skoda Kodiaq and Kia Sorento.
In terms of specification, you can go for the base-model Zetec, middle-range Titanium or the top of the line Sport. The car shown here is a Titanium, which offers privacy glass, Bluetooth, cruise control, front/rear parking sensors, rear view camera, SONY DAB radio and navigation, electric folding mirrors, heated front/rear seats and variable climate control. Add the “Lux” pack for the full Salemo leather upholstery. All-in-all, the Titanium is a fairly luxury SUV leasing option and is likely to be a preference for some of our older customers with the practical features on offer.
The diesel engine here, is the 180ps which offers a 0-62 in just under 10 seconds and a combine MPG of 48.7. Like the other Ford vehicles, the longer-life servicing will offer a great solution to the short-term contract customer – every 24 months or 18,000 miles, whichever is sooner.
However, with a list price of £29,000, would you be willing to upgrade your Kuga or choose this car above some of the prestigious alternatives?