The 2022 Ford Edge and its two-row competitors provide more interior room than most compact crossovers, making them a good option if you’re shopping for a medium-sized SUV but don’t need as many seats. The Ford is attractive and comes with a choice of engines: a turbocharged four-cylinder or a 335-hp twin-turbo V-6 found only in the ST trim.
Some rivals, such as the Chevrolet Blazer, Honda Passport, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Hyundai Santa Fe, and Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, offer similar or even more refined packages. Luxury and convenience options abound in the Edge’s cabin, including a massive 12.0-inch infotainment display, but the vehicle’s dated design and low-quality materials detract from the premium SUV experience.
What’s New for 2022?
As of the 2022 model year, the base SE trim level is eligible to receive the Black Appearance package as an upgrade option. It upgrades the exterior with a set of black 19-inch wheels and various other black features. Optional 18-inch wheels with all-terrain tyres, faux leather upholstery, and grey and black exterior accents are included in the new Adventure package for the SEL trim. Several new optional extras, such as a safe that can be installed in the center console, have also been added. The color scheme has expanded to include Flight Blue and Forged Green.
CHOOSING YOUR FORD EDGE
|Engine Type||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Economy (Combined)|
|2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder||250 hp||275 lb-ft||23 mpg|
|3.0L Twin-Turbo V6||335 hp||380 lb-ft||21 mpg|
Edge SE – MSRP From $36,690
The SE offers a cloth interior with automatic dual-zone climate control and a push-button start. Other features include proximity key access, LED headlights and taillights, and 18-inch silver aluminum wheels.
Edge SEL – MSRP From $38,990
The SEL trim adds LED running lights, fog lights, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated side mirrors, and a 10-way power driver’s and 4-way power passenger’s seat. The Convenience Package, for $1,295, includes wireless charging in addition to a power liftgate, remote start, a household-style power outlet, a perimeter alarm, an entry keypad, chrome fog light bezels, and a universal home remote.
For an additional $1,295 you can get the SEL Sport Appearance Package, which includes dark 18-inch wheels, black exterior trim, and navy upholstery with orange stitching. For $1,595, you can get a panoramic sunroof.
Edge ST-Line – MSRP From $42,790
The ST-Line wears black body trim and gloss black 20-inch wheels. Inside is black upholstery with red stitching. The Convenience Package is standard on the ST-Line, and other features are shared with the SEL.
Edge Titanium – MSRP From $42,790
The Titanium has the same asking price as the ST-Line, but its design prioritises luxury over sportiness. Leather upholstery, a 6-way power passenger seat, driver seat memory, a heated wheel, and a hands-free power liftgate are some of the available extras. The Titanium has 19-inch wheels that are nickel-plated. The 301A Equipment Group adds the aforementioned features and ventilated front seats with perforated inserts for $2,370. The Titanium Elite Package, which includes 20-inch polished wheels, chrome exterior trim, and premium interior finishes, is available to customers who already have this set up. The sunroof is still an available extra.
Edge ST – MSRP From $45,490
The ST packs the twin-turbo V6 engine, plus an upgraded suspension, standard 20-inch wheels, suede seat inserts, side mirror memory, and gloss black body trim with red ST badging. The ST Performance Brake Package ($2,695) adds larger brakes with performance pads and red calipers, summer performance tires, a brushless radiator cooling fan, and 21-inch gloss black wheels. In addition to its safety tech upgrades, the 401A Equipment Group ($5,750) includes the ventilated front seats, the sunroof, and heated rear seats.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
Even though it accelerates casually, most customers should find the standard turbocharged four-250 cylinder’s horsepower to be more than sufficient. The Edge ST, with its 335-horsepower twin-turbo 2.7-liter V-6 and standard all-wheel drive, checks all the boxes if you’re looking for an SUV that can keep up with a Volkswagen Golf GTI (and quite a few other zippy cars, as well) from zero to sixty miles per hour.
While it’s not quite as fun to drive or as composed in corners as the sporty Mazda CX-9, our standard bearer for crossover handling, the Edge is still a competent vehicle. It rides smoothly over bumps in the road and has nicely weighted steering, although the driver doesn’t feel particularly connected to the vehicle.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
The EPA estimates a maximum of 29 mpg highway for four-cylinder models, and even the sporty ST model achieves a rating of 25 mpg highway. In our fuel-economy loop at 75 mph, the ST achieved 25 mpg, which is in line with the manufacturer’s estimate; however, we have not yet tested the four-cylinder with its new eight-speed automatic. Visit the EPA’s website for specifics on the Edge’s gas mileage.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
The Edge’s cabin is roomy enough to accommodate four adults and provide a relaxing ride on the daily commute or long road trip. While the cabin’s materials are upscale, our test vehicle’s dashboard had a few pieces that weren’t properly aligned and we noticed a few other minor panel fit and finish issues.
Other than that, there is plenty of room for passengers and cargo inside the vehicle’s unassuming cabin design. The two-row-crossover market is a boon for those who value being able to transport a large amount of cargo in the trunk. The Edge’s cargo area fit all 29 of our carry-on bags when the back seats were folded down. Cargo capacity is comparable to rivals, but the Edge may win buyers over with its clever storage cubbies and a slightly larger cabin.
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Infotainment and Connectivity
All Edge models come with Ford’s latest Sync 4A software interface with a large 12.0-inch touchscreen display. Wireless connectivity for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are provided as standard features. Ford also offers a Wi-Fi hotspot on all Edge models, but in-dash navigation remains an optional feature.
2019 Ford Edge Titanium AWD
front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door hatchback
PRICE AS TESTED
$48,085 (base price: $41,850)
turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection
122 cu in, 1999 cc
250 hp @ 5500 rpm
280 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm
8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode
Suspension (F/R): struts/multilink
Brakes (F/R): 13.6-in vented disc/12.4-in disc
Tires: Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season, 245/50R-20 102V M+S
Wheelbase: 112.2 in
Length: 188.8 in
Width: 75.9 in
Height: 68.3 in
Passenger volume: 110 cu ft
Cargo volume: 39 cu ft
Curb weight: 4357 lb
Zero to 60 mph: 6.8 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 20.0 sec
Zero to 120 mph: 33.1 sec
Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 7.6 sec
Top gear, 30–50 mph: 3.6 sec
Top gear, 50–70 mph: 4.8 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 15.3 sec @ 91 mph
Top speed (governor limited,C/Dest): 130 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 183 ft
Road holding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.83 g
Observed: 16 mpg
75-mph highway driving: 25 mpg
Highway range: 460 miles
EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/city/highway: 23/21/28 mpg