Editor’s note: This Car Seat Check was written in June 2015 about the 2015 Ford Edge. Little of substance has changed with this year’s model. To see what’s new for 2016, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.
CARS.COM — Ford’s two-row SUV got a major update for 2015 and parents will be happy about a few key changes. The Edge added a host of additional safety features in 2015 and received a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration — one more star than 2014. 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.