The Ford Edge is a crossover utility vehicle (CUV) in constant evolutionary motion, even if it has yet to go through a major redesign. From its inception in 2007, new models carry new exteriors, interiors, and mechanical tweaks. The Edge, still in its first generation, blends the attributes of both a car (in this case a sedan) and an SUV. Critics have praised it for both its interior and exterior design as well as its handling.
The 2014 Edge is available in four models: the SE, SEL, Limited, and Sport with an MSRP starting at $28,100. The SE comes with an EPA-estimated mpg of 19 city and 27 highway, a 3.5-liter twin-independent Variable Cam Timing V6 engine, with a 6-speed automatic transmission with Sport Mode. The standard SEL upgrades include dual-zone electronic automatic temperature controls, reverse sensing system, and SiriusXM satellite radio in addition to family/activity-friendly stand outs like EasyFold rear seats, a keyless entry pad on the front door, and a cargo management system. The more luxurious Limited trim includes many upgrades like leather seats, heated front seats, a 10-way power front passenger seat, a universal garage door opener, ambient cabin lighting and entertainment upgrades like the audio system from Sony with HD radio. It has SYNC with MyFord Touch, an 8-inch touchscreen that integrates your smart phone with entertainment, climate controls, and an available voice-activated navigation system. The Sony sound system, available on both the Limited and Sport models, includes full digital sound processor (DSP) capabilities as well as 390 watts of power and 12 Sony speakers strategically placed throughout the vehicle for surround sound wherever you go. HD Radio technology is also included which means you can get your digital broadcast without static or distortion, plus FM-quality sounds on AM stations and CD quality sounds on FM stations—all without a monthly subscription fee. The rugged Sport is outdoor-friendly with a more powerful V6 engine, sport suspension, and 22-inch wheels. It also sports a 6-way power front passenger seat that folds flat to increase cargo space, and some unique exterior details like a back grille, head-and-tail light treatments, and body-color exterior trim.
Ford continues to offer eco-friendly package options for their vehicles and the Edge is no exception as the EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine is available for the SE, SEL, and Limited. An EPA-estimated mpg of 21 city and 30 highway means that you can travel where you would like without killing your wallet.
Other options include a remote start system, a large, foldable cargo organizer, trailer hitch, and carriers and mounts for skis and snowboards.
Ford Edge Safety Ratings
The most recent model of the Ford Edge received a ranking of “good” in side impact, rear crash, and roof strength by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety as well as 5 out of 5 stars for side crash, and 4 out of 4 stars Overall and for Rollover safety by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Standard safety features include four wheel disc brakes, brake assist, dual front and side impact airbags, occupant sensing airbags, ignition disable, traction control, overhead airbag, panic alarm, and adjustable head restraints with tilt for both the driver and passenger sides. Other safety options include adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning with brake support, BLIS with cross-traffic alert, and a rear view camera.
Noteworthy About the Ford Edge
J.D. Power named the Edge “Among the Best” in Overall Quality-Mechanical and Powertrain Quality.