This vehicle is a sheer pleasure to drive thanks to its magnificently punchy powertrain. The 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 engine boasts 245 horses and 270 lb.-ft. of torque for whipping around the streets of Bellevue, Renton, and Seattle with aplomb. It's paired with an automatic six-speed transmission that makes operation a cinch, and the AWD functionality ensures that all-terrain capabilities are supported. All this sophistication doesn’t jack up fuel costs, either—the 2015 Edge Titanium manages a spiffy EPA-estimated 28 MPG highway / 20 city.
There’s plenty more to dig about Ford’s machine as a result of its family-friendly design. Safety features include a range of airbags, such as 1st and 2nd row curtains and driver and passenger knee inflatables. Plus, daytime running lights and dusk-sensing headlamps keep visibility high no matter when you’re traveling.