CARS.COM — Ford’s two-row SUV got a major update for 2015 and parents will be happy about a few key changes. The new Edge got a host of additional safety features this year, as well as a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – one more star than last year. In our Car Seat Check, we were able to fit three car seats across the Edge’s backseat – another win for families.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Three
What We Like
- There are two sets of Latch anchors in the outboard seats; they sit only about one-eighth of an inch into the seat bight, where the back and bottom cushions meet; connection was easy. The seatbacks recline for even better access.
- Installing the rear-facing infant seat was a breeze and it had plenty of room.
- In both forward- and rear-facing modes, the convertible fit well and had enough space. In forward-facing mode, we raised the head restraint to accommodate the convertible, which required a bit of muscle. Three tether anchors are midway down the seatback and connection wasn’t a problem.
What We Don’t
- Although the booster fit well on the wide, flat seat bottom cushion, we gave it a B grade because the buckle stalks are very short. Kids will have a tough time grasping them to buckle in by themselves.