Ford Edge Review
The 2014 Ford Edge ranks 5 out of 21 Affordable Midsize SUVs. This ranking is based on our analysis of published reviews and test drives of the Ford Edge, as well as reliability and safety data.
The 2014 Ford Edge is ranked:
Reviewers say the 2014 Ford Edge stands out among two-row midsize SUVs with ample cargo space, sporty and refined handling, an upscale interior and an EcoBoost engine option that helps return great fuel economy.
The Ford Edge comes with a range of engine choices, and reviewers say that all three have ample power. There are two V6 engine choices and an optional EcoBoost four-cylinder engine. Reviewers especially like the Edge's blend of power and fuel economy with the EcoBoost engine. With the EcoBoost engine, the Edge earns up to an EPA-estimated 21/30 mpg city/highway, which is very good for the class. With the base V6, the Edge returns an estimated 19/27 mpg, which is on par for the class. Reviewers note that the Edge's handling is sportier than some class rivals, saying that overall ride quality is more firm than soft and compliant. A few testers caution against the available Sport trim if you're looking for a comfortable ride, as its large wheels and sport-tuned suspension can deliver a harsh ride over rough pavement. Test drivers say the Edge's steering feels a bit too heavy for their liking, but is accurate.
Test drivers say the Edge's interior has an upscale appearance and is constructed with high-quality materials. Some even comment that the cabin is nice enough that it could be found in a luxury SUV. The Edge seats five, and reviewers say the front seats are spacious and comfortable for the long haul. Most agree that the back seats are also comfortable, though some say that rear-seat headroom may be a bit tight for taller passengers. Reviewers also say that the Edge has plenty of cargo space. The Edge is available with Ford’s MyFord Touch infotainment system, which allows control of some climate and audio functions through an 8-inch touch screen. Most reviewers dislike MyFord Touch, noting that it makes some audio and climate adjustments needlessly complicated. A six-speaker stereo and an auxiliary input are standard on the 2014 Edge. Available features include a 12-speaker Sony stereo system, dual-zone automatic climate control and Ford’s SYNC system, which includes Bluetooth and a USB port, and allows voice commands of compatible mobile and music devices. Optional safety features includes adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning.
- "The 2014 Ford Edge is a sleek, 2-row crossover SUV that does just about everything right." -- AutoTrader
- "If you're looking for all the amenities of a high-end luxury car in a vehicle that is more versatile and practical than a sedan, the 2014 Ford Edge deserves a long test drive. A smooth ride, quiet cabin and manageable proportions make it as easy to live with as any midsize car." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "This crossover has an ‘edge’ on its competition by offering roomy interior accommodations, great cargo flexibility, and pleasing road manners." -- Consumer Guide (2013)
- "The 2013 Ford Edge is trendy, elegant and at the same times a very functional sport utility vehicle." -- Motor Trend (2013)
Other SUVs to Consider
Reviewers love the Jeep Grand Cherokee's refined handling, tremendous off-road capability and upscale interior. They say its eight-speed automatic transmission is very smooth, and like that the Grand Cherokee offers one of the segment's few remaining V8 engine options.
The Nissan Murano is praised for its comfortable, upscale interior and sporty handling. Testers agree that the Murano’s standard V6 engine is strong and refined, and some say its interior quality is good enough to be found in an Infiniti SUV.
Details: 2014 Ford Edge
The 2014 Ford Edge seats five and comes with a six-speed automatic transmission. A 3.5-liter V6 engine is standard, while a 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine and 3.7-liter V6 are optional. Both V6 engines are offered with front- or all-wheel drive, while the EcoBoost engine is only available on front-wheel drive trims. Four trim levels are available: SE, SEL, Limited and Sport. The Edge was last refreshed for the 2011 model year, but is largely the same since it was introduced for the 2007 model year. As a result, this overview uses applicable research and reviews from model years 2007 to 2014.