2023 Ford Edge: Updated Style Inside and Out
If you prefer a medium-sized SUV but don't plan on utilizing all three rows of seats, the 2023 Ford Edge and other two-row options offer more space than most compact crossovers. The Ford is also attractive and comes with either a turbocharged four-cylinder or335 -hp twin-turbo V6--though the latter option is only available for the ST trim which has been designed specifically for peak performance.
Even though many other companies provide similar services, such as the Chevy Blazer, the Honda Passport, the Jeep Grand Cherokee, and others, we are still more refined. The Edge's cabin can be outfitted with a number of luxury items and convenience features , one example being a 12.0-inch infotainment display. However , its aging design takes passengers away from feeling like they're in a premium SUV .
What's New for 2023?
A Black Appearance package is now available on entry-level SE trims for the 2023 model year. It comes with 19-inch black wheels and several exterior accents in black. The SEL trim can also be upgraded with an Adventure package, which includes 18-inch wheels designed for all terrains, gray and black exterior accents, and upholstery made of faux leather. In addition, new dealer-installed accessories are available, such as a safe that can be attached to the center console.Flight Blue and Forged Green have been added to the color palette options.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The base turbocharged four-cylinder makes 250 horsepower and accelerates decently, which should be fine for most customers. However, if you're looking for an SUV that can sprint from 0 to 60 mph as quickly as a Volkswagen Golf GTI—and quite a few other speedy cars—then get the Edge ST. It comes with a 335-hp twin-turbo 2.7-liter V-6 engine and standard all-wheel drive.
While it's not quite as nimble on its feet as the Mazda CX-9––our standard for how a crossover should handle––driving the Edge is still reasonably enjoyable. It also provides stability in corners, which is always reassuring. Its steering has good weight to it but could be more communicative and its ride is comfortable over bumpy roads.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
The EPA rates four-cylinder models at up to 29 mpg highway, and even the sporty ST model gets a 25-mpg highway rating. We haven't tested the four-cylinder with its new eight-speed automatic yet, but on our fuel economy loop test at 75 mph, the ST managed 25 mpg-- exactly matching its estimate. For more information about the Edge's fuel economy from an impartial source, visit the EPA's website.
Is Ford Edge a reliable car?
We expect the 2023 Edge will have about average reliability when compared to the average new car. This prediction is based on data from 2019 and 2020 models. Select the used car model year to see reported issues with those similar past models.
Why did Ford discontinue the Edge?
Back in June of 2020, it was reported that the next-generation Ford Edge had been canceled in a surprising move that was seemingly spurred by labor negotiations over the future of the Oakville plant, where the Lincoln Nautilus is also built.
How good are Ford edges?
The 2023 Ford Edge offers eager acceleration and plenty of passenger room, but it suffers from a subpar interior quality. This midsize SUV does not have an overall score or ranking because of incomplete reliability data.
Which is better escape or Edge?
The 2023 Ford Escape is a clear winner if fuel economy is your number one priority. Top fuel economy in the Edge is 21 city and 28 highway MPG with the 2.0L EcoBoost. By comparison, the best gasoline fuel economy in the Escape is 28 city and 34 highway MPG with the 1.5L EcoBoost.