The optional all-wheel drive system uses AI to detect various driving conditions and automatically shift between 2-wheel and all-wheel drive for improved fuel economy when extra traction is not needed.
Safety stuff: Like Honda and Toyota, Ford has decided to make advanced safety features standard on many of its models.
The Edge is the first to get Ford's new Co-Pilot360 suite of safety features.
That includes tech that can automatically apply the brakes if you don't respond in time and can nudge you back into your lane if you drift.
It can also identify and steer into parallel and perpendicular parking spots.
An optional Assist+ package adds adaptive cruise control and lane centering, which allows you to take your hands off the wheel for up to 10 seconds.
Its new Evasive Steering Assist feature will even bolster your defensive steering maneuvers to ensure you react appropriately.
The bottom line: It's an impressive list of safety technology in a mainstream brand vehicle that costs between $31,000 and $45,000.