Poor marks for trunk noise over bumps (thumping)
January 27, 2019
As other reviews stated, I agree that this vehicle is worthy of high marks in all areas—except for the cargo floor materials. The storage compartments under the cargo floor (surrounding the spare tire) thump loudly over larger bumps, and the bottom surface of the removable floor is a hard material that adds to the noise and needs an acoustic material as well to prevent it. The 2019 Edge is otherwise a very comfortable, well-equipped vehicle (mine is a fully optioned Edge Titanium, w/Elite package), and a pleasure to drive. Excellent attention is given to acoustics (windshield, and front row door glass), and then Ford completely cheaped out in the lower cargo storage area. Ford Service applied two-sided foam tape under some areas of the compartments, which helped, but the thumping is still present over larger bumps, which becomes fatiguing (and eventually annoying) every time because of the otherwise very quiet cabin. I'm hoping that by applying more two-sided foam tape to the entire underside of the storage compartments, I can eliminate the rest of that part of the problem. I've purchased and outdoor carpet to insulate the lower side of the cargo floor to eliminate the rest of the noise. You may not notice it at first, especially if the roads in your area are smooth, but you will if they have a lot of manhole covers and bumps along your commute. Otherwise, I am very pleased with this vehicle as an upgrade from a Ford Fusion (for cargo capacity/flexibility), and have no other qualms about recommending it.