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Auto review: For all its quirks, it should be the Ford Edgy ST

By Scott Sturgis, The Philadelphia Inquirer on

Published in Business News

Cargo space is 39.2 cubic feet, 73.4 with the rear seat folded. It seems immense, but the rear window slopes down drastically, so don't order that furniture for store pickup just yet.

Play some tunes: The 12-speaker B&O sound system with 8-inch touchscreen could be easier to get around, but it's a leap ahead of 8-years-ago Ford. A center dial controls volume, while buttons help find stations and change songs.

Sound from the system is really good, probably an A-.

Keeping warm and cool: The HVAC controls are also a little more complicated than they need to be. Give me three dials and I'm happy, but we have buttons for fan speed and buttons for temperature. For air source, it's back to the touchscreen.

Fuel economy: I averaged about 22 mpg in the usual post-COVID realm of testing, with a few highway trips to King of Prussia added in.

 

Where it's built: Oakville, Ontario

How it's built: Consumer Reports gives the Edge a 3 out of 5 for reliability.

In the end: If you like the Edge, and you're in a hurry, you'll like this Edge. Mr. Driver's Seat finds too much distraction in the cockpit, and the price is getting into Lexus territory anyway ... so I'd probably opt for the Lexus.

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