Ford Edge Review
The 2013 Ford Edge ranks 6 out of 21 Affordable Midsize SUVs. This ranking is based on our analysis of 74 published reviews and test drives of the Ford Edge, and our analysis of reliability and safety data.
The 2013 Ford Edge is ranked:
The 2013 Ford Edge has an attractive exterior, smooth ride and good fuel economy. However, its reliability is below average and test drivers have complaints about its available MyFord Touch infotainment controls.
Test drivers like the Ford Edge’s performance, notably its fuel-sipping Ecoboost four-cylinder engine. At 21/30 mpg city/highway, models with the Ecoboost engine get better fuel economy than almost any other SUV in its class. Plus, test drivers say the Edge’s handling is composed and smooth in most trims, and they say its precise steering and braking make it especially maneuverable for an SUV. However, testers note that the Sport model has a significantly rougher ride, due to its huge 22-inch wheels. Keep in mind that the Edge also receives a below-average reliability score for the class.
The Ford Edge is the 2013 Best 2-Row Midsize SUV for the Money because it has the best combination of ownership costs and positive reviews in its class.
For the most part, test drivers like the 2013 Ford Edge’s interior, saying it has high-quality cabin materials, logically-placed controls and a good-looking dash design. However, despite this year’s updates to the MyFord Touch touch-screen infotainment controls, test drivers write that the system is still complicated, buggy and confusing to learn. Otherwise, though, they say the cabin is roomy and comfortable.
- "Thanks to its well-rounded nature, the 2013 Ford Edge is one of the top choices for a midsize crossover SUV.” -- Edmunds
- "Gripes aside, the Edge is a worthy contender in the world of Sport Utes.” -- New York Daily News
- "The Ford Edge offers a balanced ride, multiple engine choices, and a wide range of tech and amenity options that can morph it from a sub-$30,000 family hauler to a powerful, blinged-out machine reaching over $45,000.” -- Kelley Blue Book
Other SUVs to Consider
The Nissan Murano has a much better reliability rating than the Ford Edge, and test drivers love its sporty handling and powerful engine. Some also note that its interior wouldn’t feel out of place in a car from Infiniti, Nissan’s luxury brand. The Murano is on the expensive side for a five-seat SUV, but reviewers say that its performance and interior make it worth the higher price.
If you need three rows of seats, reviewers recommend the Mazda CX-9. They say it has an upscale interior with high-quality materials, but what they love most is its excellent handling. In fact, some write that it’s one of the best-driving SUVs on the market. Reviewers say the CX-9’s controls are simple and easy to use, which could be a plus for shoppers who dislike the Ford Edge’s complicated MyFord Touch system. Its fuel economy isn’t nearly as good, but buyers who need more space and don’t want to sacrifice performance should consider the CX-9.
Details: 2013 Ford Edge
The 2013 Ford Edge comes in SE, SEL, Limited and Sport trims, and offers a choice between a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a 3.5-liter V6 or a 3.7-liter V6, and either front- or all-wheel drive. Standard features are typical for the class and include a six-speaker stereo with audio input jack, single-zone air conditioning and a manual tilt and telescoping steering wheel. Top-of-the-line Limited and Sport trims offer features like MyFord Touch touch-screen controls, leather upholstery, adaptive cruise control and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system. The five-seat Ford Edge was last refreshed in 2011. Since it hasn’t changed much since then, this overview uses applicable research and reviews from 2011 and 2012, as well as 2013.
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