2013 Ford Edge Review

2013 Ford Edge Review The 2013 Ford Edge is a mid-sized crossover SUV that accommodates 5 passengers and is offered in 4 trims, SE, SEL, Limited and Sport. All Edge’s, except for the Sport, receive a 3.5 liter V6 rated at 285hp/253lb-ft torque or an optional 2.0 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder (EcoBoost) producing 240hp/270lb-ft of torque, with the Sport model receiving a 3.7 liter V6 producing 305hp/280lb-ft of torque; FWD is standard and AWD optional. Just a few of the standard features on the base model include cruise control, trip computer and reclining backseats to name just a few.

The BuyingAdvice Team Says:

The Ford Edge is one of Ford’s most promising vehicles in years. Solidly built, boldly styled and sufficiently powered, the Edge combines both form and function into a vehicle suitable for any family. While there’s a lot of competition in this segment, with impressive safety and space, you should place the Edge on your list when shopping for a CUV.

The Buying Advice Team Says:

If you’re looking for a well-rounded, fully customizable midsized crossover SUV that won’t empty your bank account to fill up the tank, the impressive new 2013 Ford Edge should be a top consideration.

What’s New For 2013:

For 2013 the Ford Edge base SE received available AWD and a few features were shuffled around.

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What is the Predicted Reliability:

In an initial quality study performed by J.D. Power the Ford Edge received an overall initial quality rating of 2 out of a possible 5, with a solid 4 for powertrain mechanical quality; that score was based on owner reported problems within the first 90 days of ownership concerning the transmission and engine, as well as problems that affect the driving experience.

Analysis Of Safety Ratings And Features:

The 2012-2013 Ford Edge is a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute For Higher Safety (IIHS) and all Ford Edge models are equipped with safety equipment, including; stability control, front-seat side airbags/full-length side curtain airbags, antilock disc brakes, the programmable Ford MyKey system to permit parents to cap vehicle speed/stereo volume for teen drivers. Optional on all trims except the SE is a Vision Package that contains blind-spot/cross-traffic warning systems and Limited models may be equipped with a collision warning system.

Pros and Cons:

+ Comfortable, quiet interior
+ A wide array of features
+ Composted, secure handling

– MyFord Touch System not very user-friendly
– Sport trim’s large tires degrade ride quality
– Without powered lift-gate challenging to close for shorter drivers

Head-To-Head Competition:

The new 2013 Ford Edge has a lower starting price than the Nissan Murano and Jeep Grand Cherokee, along with the better fuel economy rating of 19MPG city/27MPG highway; compared to the Murano at 18/24MPG and the Grand Cherokee with ratings of 17/23MPG. The Edge accomplishes that without sacrificing on power as shown by its 285hp engine compared to the Murano back with 260 horses and the Grand Cherokee slightly more powerful with a 290hp engine. All three offer a basic warranty of 3years/36,000miles.

What Others Are Saying:

"The 2.0-liter turbo proved to be a joy to exercise, and our happiness was guilt-free thanks to impressive fuel economy for a CUV this size and weight." –AutoBlog

"There’s virtually no turbo lag, so you get power when you want it for executing swift, safe passes on two-lane roads. The cabin stays relatively quiet, and what noises you do hear are more like those of a nice V-6 than a four." –Car and Driver

"Not only is it a better value than any other affordable midsize SUV with two rows of seats, but it’s also the one of the best midsize SUVs for you and your brood." –US News

Read more about the 2013 Ford Edge, at the Ford manufacturer site.


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