2023 Ford Edge

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2023 Ford Edge Review: On The Edge Of Perfection

Many consumers in the USA prize practicality and value for money above all else when it comes to buying a new car, and the Ford Edge definitely meets these expectations. It gets a potent 250-horsepower four-cylinder with turbocharging, but this isn't for the sake of performance. If you want something quick and fun, then the Mazda CX-5 might be a better option - or other competitors like the Nissan Murano that offer a bit more style and punch. However, if you need space and a comfortable ride, then the midsize Edge has these in spades. It also gets some nice features, especially the updated infotainment system from last year, but the interior still feels somewhat dated - and perceived low-quality materials don't help. But at this price point, the Ford Edge might be enough for most buyers.

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  • Exterior Design 7 /10
  • Performance 7 /10
  • Fuel Economy 8 /10
  • Interior & Cargo 8 /10
  • Infotainment & Features 9 /10
  • Reliability 8 /10
  • Safety 9 /10
  • Value For Money 9 /10
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2023 Ford Edge Changes: What’s The Difference vs The 2022 Edge?

After a decent number of tweaks last year, there are no significant changes to the new 2023 Ford Edge SUV. The keyless entry keypad that was previously available across the lineup will be removed, and the Outfitters Cargo Packages will be dropped for the new year. Other changes pertain only to the high-performance ST version, but we review the Ford Edge ST separately.

Pros and Cons

  • Very comfortable ride
  • Plenty of cabin space
  • List of features is generous
  • Ford's Sync 4A infotainment is great
  • Though spacious, the cabin is of low quality
  • Very dull, detached driving experience

What's the Price of the 2023 Ford Edge?

One of the Ford Edge's key selling points is the fact that it sells for a competitive price. The base model SE AWD starts with an MSRP of around $38,000, excluding tax, registration, and a destination fee of $1,495. The SEL will set you back closer to $40,000, while the ST-Line and Platinum add a few thousand on top of that.

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2023 Ford Edge Trims

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Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
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2023 Ford Edge Handling and Driving Impressions

Most SUVs are designed to be comfortable drivers, paying little attention to the notion of fun, and the Ford Edge doesn't depart from this norm. It has more than enough power to get around with ease, and while it accelerates readily enough, it's not thrilling in any way. And if you try to maintain any kind of momentum going into a turn, the chassis and suspension will let you down. There is no feedback from the wheels, though there is at least enough weight behind the wheel to keep you confident on the highway.

Where the Edge won't let you down, though, is comfort. The SUV easily handles bumps in the road, and the cabin is nicely isolated from outside noises. This makes it a great companion for long road trips. But, if you want a little fun on the way to work or home after dropping the kids off at work, something spunkier like the Mazda CX-5 might better stoke the fires of fun.

Verdict: Is The 2023 Ford Edge A Good SUV?

While it may not be as quirky or fun as some of its contemporaries, the 2023 Ford Edge is a solid offering in the midsize SUV segment. Some shoppers may overlook it if they are looking for a car that is the 'best' at anything, but any list of great all-rounders should definitely include this vehicle. The standard tech is nothing to sniff at, with plenty of safety and driver-assistance features included. Much of this is accessed through the appreciably large 12-inch touchscreen, which runs Sync 4A software.

The Edge has a very spacious cabin, too, and the cargo hold has room enough for most daily needs. However, this is offset by low-quality materials that you wouldn't expect from a car at this price point. And while the engine is powerful enough to make driving feel easy, everything from the suspension to the steering makes it clear that utilizing that power for any amount of fun is out of the question. Luckily, these few niggling problems are not enough to undermine everything the Ford Edge does well. They simply hold it back from being one of the best cars in the segment, which is a pity because the potential is there.

What 2023 Ford Edge Model Should I Buy?

Some competitors offer a more premium experience out the gate, so we wouldn't bother going for something like the Titanium. Instead, we'd suggest looking at the affordable SEL. For around $40,000, the SEL offers precisely the same powertrain as the more expensive trim levels. The interior gets tastefully upholstered ActiveX seating material, and the standard features list sees the addition of a ten-way power, heated front seat with driver's memory feature, and a six-way power passenger seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an EasyFold rear seatback, twin configurable 4.2-inch digital driver-information displays, and a leather steering wheel.

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