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Comfy 2-row midsize SUV loaded with tech features

Price From $39,440 – To $47,980

by | Aug 3, 2023


Ford Edge first hit the market in 2007 and it has evolved in various ways over the years to thrive in this competitive market. This 2-row midsize crossover SUV is all about offering a capacious cabin and unmatched comfort. While its long list of features may seem impressive, the price point is on the higher side. So it’s important to carefully weigh down the pros and cons before making a decision. 

In this 2023 Ford Edge review, we will closely analyze this midsize SUV’s engine, performance, comfort, fuel economy, market pricing, warranty, and more, and help you understand if its a value-for-money option for you.

Comfortable ride quality on all road conditions
Performance-driven powerful ST trim
Roomy interior with lots of tech features
Base engine could have been better
Pricing is very close to luxury vehicles in the same segment
Handling needs some improvement

Performance, Engine, and Comfort

While talking about this SUV’s performance, the first thing we cannot help mentioning is how comfortable the rides feel, even when the roads are not so great. This makes the Ford Edge a great SUV for families who are looking for a vehicle for both city cruising and occasional long drives. The engine options aren’t the best out there, but the lineup makes up for it with the comfort elements and thoughtful inclusion of tech at various places. 

Engine & Performance

The engine options are not particularly remarkable, more so because the base engine feels underpowered at times. While the V6 option is definitely more powerful, it brings down fuel economy and the trim costs way higher. 


The base engine is a 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine generating 260 hp @ 5,600 rpm and torque of 277 lb-ft @ 2,000 rpm. If you opt for the highest trim ST, you’ll get a 2.7-liter twin turbo V6 engine which generates 335 hp. 


The engine pairs with 8-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting mode. 


It comes with front struts and rear multi-link suspension.


The steering is well-balanced and responsive. Its tilt and telescopic electric-powered steering wheel comes with controls for transmission, cruise, and audio controls on it. 

Safety & Reliability


The 2022 variant of Ford Edge had received a 5-star safety rating from NHTSA, and it had also been a part of IIHS’ Top Safety Pick+. Going by the track records, it’s expected that the 2023 version would be equally safe and reliable.


It comes with 13.6-in vented disc for front brakes and 12.4-in disc for rear brakes. Emergency braking preparation and emergency braking assist are available as standard.


2023 Ford Edge keeps safety a priority, offering dual front side-mount airbags and front and rear head airbags as standard.


Ford has been generous in offering a long list of standard safety and driver-assist features. Some notable ones include pre and post collision safety system, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, and stability control, to mention a few.


Dusk sensing headlamps, LED headlamp, daytime running lights, and front fog lights are all part of the standard package.

Traction control

Designed to apply brakes automatically to wheels that are about to lose grip of the road, traction control has become an essential safety item in modern vehicles. It’s available as a standard feature in the 2023 Ford Edge.

Fuel Economy


Fuel economy is quite low. So in case fuel efficiency is a priority for you, you might be disappointed.

Engine size 

There are 2 engine options: one is a 2-liter inline-four, the other is a 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6.

Gas per mileage consumption

The base engine is good for 21 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. Opting for the sporty top trim drops these numbers to 19 mpg city and 25 mpg highway.


With this vehicle, you’ll enjoy a spacious interior divided into two rows. There is lots of leg room and head room, a huge cargo space, the interior materials are of high-quality, you can see the use of latest tech features everywhere, and the infotainment system is well-equipped. 


The front seats have a leg room of 42.6 inches with standard leatherette upholstery, bucket front seats, height-adjusted and power-adjusted driver’s seat, lumbar support, and multi-level heating. The rear seats are also equally comfy, offering a leg room of 40.6 inches. 


The panel finish of the cabin could have been better, but apart from that, Ford doesn’t leave much room for complaints. The cabin design looks simple and practical, which is very much in tune with its minimalist exterior look. 


Equipped with Sync 4A software, Ford doesn’t compromise on in-car entertainment. Notable features include wi-fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. 

Overall height and space

This SUV is 188.8 inches long, 85.8 inches wide, and has a height of 68.3 inches. The wheelbase is 112.2 inches. 

Trunk space

The basic cargo space located at the back of the rear seat amounts to 39.2 cubic feet, which is capacious enough to haul an entire family’s luggage, and more. You can maximize it to 73.4 cubic feet by folding down the rear seats. 

Price and Extras

Ford has tried to keep the lineup as value-packed as possible. The prices are a bit higher than the market standards, especially the top trim which is priced close to $50k. 

Market Price

This lineup comes in five trim levels—SE, SEL, ST-Line, Titanium, and ST. The middle trim SEL is the most value-for-money option here, offering a leather-clad steering wheel, heated front seats, and a 9-speaker audio system. And in case you have a bigger budget and you’re looking for a vehicle with high power, the ST line is for you. It comes with a twin-turbocharged V6 engine and offers exceptionally smooth rides even on bumpy terrains.

Trim Level Market Price 
SE $39,440
SEL $40,840
ST-Line $44,595
Titanium $44,595
ST $47,980


No matter which trim level you choose, AWD is available as standard.


The vehicle is backed by a basic warranty of 3 years or 36,000 miles, drivetrain warranty of 5 years or 60,000 miles, rust warranty of 5 years (unlimited miles), and roadside assistance for 5 years or 60,000 miles.


When armed with the right equipment, the vehicle can tow as much as 3500 pounds.


The 2023 Ford Edge is a vehicle that lives up to the reputation of reliability that we have come to expect from Ford. It excels at getting the basics right, providing a comfortable and enjoyable ride quality, making it an appealing option for small families seeking a spacious and cushy drive.

However, one area that may give potential buyers pause is the price point, which leans towards the higher end of the spectrum, particularly in the fiercely competitive segment of 2-row midsize SUVs. While the Edge offers a host of attractive features, the cost may be a limiting factor for some.

Besides this, those who prioritize exceptional handling and dynamic driving may find themselves disappointed with the 2023 Ford Edge, as it may not deliver the sporty and responsive performance that they seek.

In the end, choosing the 2023 Ford Edge depends on your individual preferences and priorities. If dependability, comfort, and a family-friendly design are at the top of your list, the Edge might be an ideal fit. However, for those seeking agile handling and a more budget-friendly option, exploring other alternatives in the competitive SUV market might be a prudent decision.