The Ford Edge entered the market in 2007 as a midsize sport utility crossover. The luxury variant is the Lincoln MKX. This five-seat crossover is noted primarily for its sporty handling and urban appeal. Alongside this sporty appeal, the Ford Edge also enjoys a reputation for safety and for advanced technology. The Edge is often a showcase for Ford's latest infotainment and other consumer tech and has been the platform on which the company has showcased concept vehicles with advanced powertrain technologies. The first-generation Ford Edge had a four-cylinder turbocharged engine from the EcoBoost family and a six-cylinder engine at 3.5 liters, later changing to 3.7 liters. A six-speed automatic transmission was standard. The second-generation Edge was introduced in 2015 with two turbocharged four-cylinder engine options as well as a V6. The automatic transmission remained, as did choice of front-wheel or all-wheel drive for the North American market. Ford introduced its latest Sync infotainment system at this time as well as advanced safety equipment in upper-level trims. The Ford Edge has not been without its complaints, however. Transmission failures and engine stalling are common complaints for the first-generation Edge, especially in the 2008 model year at mid-range (50,000) mileage. Other issues are usually electronic, with sensors or other items failing and causing warnings on the dashboard.
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2019 Ford Edge
Making a name for itself as a well-sized, maneuverable, small crossover, the Ford Edge has been a winning design for the automaker. It hits a sweet spot for many buyers, though the segment is now crowded with very good options, requiring Ford to make some updates to the Edge to stay relevant.
The Ford Edge entered its second generation in 2015 and sees a refresh of that for 2019. The update includes more dynamic front and rear styling, a new transmission, more standard features, and the changing of the Sport moniker with ST. The Edge is a smooth ride with lots of interior space and fuel efficiency.
The 2019 Ford Edge is a midsize crossover that seats five. There are four trim levels, starting with the SE and moving through the SEL, Titaniun, and ST. There are two engine options for the 2019 Edge, depending on model choice, and this year Ford debuts a new eight-speed automatic transmission for both of those.
Loaded with standard features, the Edge has a lot going for it in a crowded marketplace of excellent choices.
Despite plenty of competition, the 2013 Ford Edge midsize crossover SUV manages to come out a winner, especially for families looking for a good compromise between a larger and more fuel-thirsty SUV with a third row and a smaller, possibly less powerful one. The Edge has three engine choices, good room and easy access to the interior, along with numerous standard and available comfort and high-tech features. Freshened for 2011 and the Ford 240-horsepower EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine added for 2012, the five-passenger Edge is mostly unchanged for 2013.