The new 2022 Ford Edge: Specks and Features
If you don't need three rows of seats but are looking for a medium-sized SUV, the 2022 Ford Edge and its two-row rivals offer more space than most compact crossovers. The Ford looks nice and offers either a turbocharged four-cylinder or a 335-hp twin-turbo V6, with the latter being exclusive to the performance-oriented ST trim.
The Edge's cabin includes several luxury and convenience items, such as a 12.0-inch infotainment display; however, its down-market materials take passengers out of the premium-SUV fantasy. Although a host of competitors offer similar packages (e.g., the Chevy Blazer, the Honda Passport, etc.), some are simply more refined than others.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The base turbocharged four-cylinder makes 250 horsepower and, despite its less than stellar acceleration, should be enough for the average customer. However, if you're looking for an SUV that can go from 0 to 60 mph as fast as a Volkswagen Golf GTI—or many other similar car models—then you want the Edge ST. It comes with a 335-hp twin-turbo 2.7-liter V
Although it's not as agile as the Mazda CX-9— which is our standard for how crossovers should handle — driving the Edge is still enjoyable and provides stability while cornering. Its steering has good weight to it, even if you can't feel the road as much, and its ride smoothens out bumps on the roads well.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
The four-cylinder models are EPA rated up to 29 mpg highway, and even the ST model manages a 25mpg rating. We have not test-driven the four-cylinder with its new eight-speed automatic yet, but on our 75mph fuel economy loop, the ST managed 25mpg - exactly matching its estimate. For more detailed information about the Edge's fuel economy, please refer to the EPA's website.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
The Edge's cabin is comfortable for four adults and makes for a great commute or road trip. Materials are well-chosen, but some dashboard pieces were misaligned in our test vehicle; this should be improved. Interior design is simple yet effective, leaving plenty of room people and belongings.
If you're looking for a vehicle that can hold a lot of cargo, the two-row crossover segment is a great option. With the rear seats folded down, the Edge can accommodate 29 carry-on suitcases. Its competitors offer similar cargo space, but the Edge's thoughtful storage cubbies and slightly roomier cabin might be the deciding factor.
Is Ford Edge worth buying?
Highs Comfortable ride quality, spacious cabin, generous standard tech features. Lows Aged interior design, plasticky cabin materials, doesn't feel as fresh and modern as key rivals. Verdict A roomy interior with desirable features keeps the Edge in the hunt, but other two-row SUVs offer more refinement.
Is Ford Edge a reliable car?
We expect the 2023 Edge will be more reliable than the average new car. This prediction is based on data from 2020, 2021 and 2022 models.
Why are they discontinuing the Ford Edge?
The canceling of the SUV was likely prompted by labor negotiations. It would be much more expensive to produce the Edge, the Lincoln Nautilus, and many EVs at the same plant.