The Edge sits at the top of Ford’s range of SUVs, rivalling mainstream 4x4s such as the Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento, as well as prestige SUVs including the BMW X3.

In the UK, the Edge is available with a choice of two diesel engines. We’ve been towing with the more powerful, which has 207bhp and a PowerShift automatic gearbox.

At this price point there are lots of very capable 4x4s to choose from, so as well as finding out what tow car ability the Ford Edge offers, we need to see what it does to stand out from the crowd.