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2013 Ford Edge

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2013 Ford Edge Review

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As gas prices rise and car buyers realize they can do more with a little less, the mid-size crossover-SUV segment continues to grow. The 2013 Ford Edge is a Goldilocks vehicle of sorts, filling the gap between smaller haulers like the Ford Escape and bigger, 3-row vehicles like the Ford Explorer. The 2013 Edge comes standard with front-wheel drive (FWD) and can be optioned with all-wheel drive (AWD) for better traction in snow and other slippery environments. The 5-passenger crossover now has three engine choices, including a turbocharged 4-cylinder that is rated up to 30 mpg. The Edge faces stiff competition from the likes of Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot and the revamped Hyundai Santa Fe, all of which can be had with three rows of seats.

You'll Like This Car If...

The Ford Edge offers a balanced ride, multiple engine choices, and a wide range of tech and amenity options that can morph it from a sub-$30,000 family hauler to a powerful, blinged-out machine reaching over $45,000.

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With a 5-passenger limit, you'll have to look to a 3-row crossover like the Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot, Subaru Tribeca, or upcoming Hyundai Santa Fe if you need to carry more bodies. Also, the Edge is a relatively wide vehicle that needs extra care when parking in tight spaces.

What's New for 2013

Changes are relatively minor for the 2013 Edge after Ford's mid-size crossover got a new engine choice the year prior. For 2013, all-wheel drive can now be had as an option on even base SE models, and the 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission gets a sport mode.

Driving the Edge

Driving Impressions All three of the available engines do a fine job of moving the 2013 Ford Edge. The least-powerful but most-efficient engine, the turbocharged 4-cylinder that also does duty in the...

Ford Escape and even the big Explorer, is a good fit here, never feeling overwhelmed in trying to move the squat vehicle. The 3.5-liter V6 that is standard is a dutiful employee, getting the Edge to speed adequately, while the top-line 3.7-liter V6 with its 305 horsepower effortlessly gets the Ford up freeway onramps in a hurry and has plenty of gusto left for passing once there. The Edge's steering feels a bit heavy, but handling is good with minimal body roll and a smooth ride. Still, this is no sports car, and is not the kind of SUV to throw into a corner like the BMW X3 or Ford Escape. The cabin is well-insulated from both noise and vibrations, making it a good vehicle for longer trips.

HD RADIO WITH SONG TAGGING
This subscription-free digital tuner brings in FM stations with higher quality and includes an iTunes tagging feature that lets you mark a song you like so you can download it later. The technology is part of the robust Sync system available in higher-trim Edge models.

VISTA ROOF
This optional feature creates an open feeling to the Edge's cabin. Over the front seats is a glass panel that slides and opens, while rear-seat passengers can peer through a fixed-window skylight.

2013 Ford Edge Details
2013 Ford Edge photo Interior

The 2013 Ford Edge is not considered a luxury car like its twin, the Lincoln MKX, but step inside the Ford and you might forget you're in the blue collar version. The Edge's optional MyFord Touch telematics system includes customizable displays on both sides of the speedometer, as well as an 8-inch monitor in the center stack. Learning this technology takes time, and models fitted with the large touch-screen panel can prove frustrating when all you want to do is something as simple as adjusting the climate. Front and back, passenger space is abundant and comfortable. Behind the seats, cargo room is good.

Exterior
2013 Ford Edge photo

The 2013 Ford Edge has a squat, bulldog-like stance that stands apart from boxy and more traditional SUVs whose shapes are often dictated by the addition of a small 3rd-row seat. The Edge's high beltline and gently sloping rear give the vehicle a tough yet elegant appearance. Large housings make room for wheels ranging in size from 17 inches to a whopping 22 inches. Ford's 3-bar chrome grille makes a big statement up front, and on top-line Sport models it is blacked out for further distinction. In back, 4-inch dual exhaust outlets give the 2013 Edge and sportier looker.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

A base 2013 Ford Edge SE comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission, remote keyless entry, AM/FM/CD player with audio input jack, cloth seating, reclining 60/40 rear seats, and capless fuel-filler system. SEL models add features like dual-zone automatic climate control, 10-way power driver's seat, and 18-inch wheels. Limited models get the MyFord Touch telematics system, upgraded Sony audio system with HD Radio, and leather seats. At the top of the line is the Sport model with a powerful 3.7-liter V6 engine, 22-inch wheels and a rearview camera.

Optional Equipment

Feature options vary by trim, but among them are the 2-panel Vista Roof, navigation system, adaptive cruise control, DVD rear-seat entertainment system, power liftgate, heated front seats, and a blind-spot monitoring system, as well as all-wheel-drive on V6 models. All trims except Sport can be had with the smaller and more fuel-efficient 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. Those wanting to tow can equip the Edge with a Class II trailer package with sway control.

Under the Hood

The Edge has a choice of V6 engines and a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that offers up to 30 mpg and more torque than the base V6. The sole transmission is a smooth-shifting 6-speed automatic. The most powerful engine is the 3.7-liter V6 and is reserved for Sport models. Both V6 engines can be had with all-wheel drive, while the 4-cylinder Edge only comes in front-wheel-drive form. All models of the Edge can be equipped for towing. The 4-cylinder Edge has a maximum tow rating of 1,500 pounds, the 3.5-liter V6 can tow up to 2,000 pounds, and the 3.7-liter V6 can handle up to 3,500 pounds.

2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4
240 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
270 lb-ft of torque @ 3,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 21/30 mpg

3.5-liter V6
285 horsepower @ 6,500 rpm
253 lb-ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/27 mpg (FWD), 18/25 mpg (AWD)

3.7-liter V6
305 horsepower @ 6,500 rpm
280 lb-ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/26 mpg (FWD), 17/23 mpg (AWD)

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2013 Ford Edge Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.7
Out of 10

Based on 627 Ratings for the 2007 - 2014 models.

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  • Value
    8.7/10
    Quality
    8.9/10
  • Reliability
    9.1/10
    Performance
    8.9/10
  • Comfort
    9.0/10
    Styling
    9.1/10

reat driving car good milage powerful easy to

By on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 59,376

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "ONLY PROS FOR THIS CAR HANDLES LIKE A DREAM"

Cons: "NONE"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"NICE CAR HAD NO ISSUES AT ALL THE OIL IS CHANGED EVERY 3-4 THOSAND MILES PLUS ALL MAJOR SERVICES 15-30-45 THOUSAND MILES ALL AT DEALER. NEW TRIPLE TRAC GOOD YEAR TIRES LAST YEAR. I PURCHASED PREMIUM EXTENDED WARRANTY TRANSFERRABLE. CAR IS CLEAN, DRIVES REALLY WELL AUTOMATIC DIM MIRROR PARKING SENSORS"

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

WONDERFUL CAR! I love my Limited EDGE!

By on Thursday, June 04, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 22,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun, attractive, comfortable"

Cons: "blind spot"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"COMFORTABLE, RELIABLE, ATTRACTIVE, DECENT MPG, & POWER: This was my first cross-over: my most recent vehicles were 3 SUVs and 3 dual-cab trucks. Verdict? I still love it after nearly 5 years and a 2,000-mile trip. It hugs the road much better than the SUVs and proved to be VERY comfortable even after three LONG days of driving. DETAILS (LIMITED): A hands-free stereo feature allows you to listen to directions and answer calls via the stereo speakers. The huge PANORAMIC roof has 3 options: closed, glass view, or open to the sky. PAINT: The metallic white custom paint upgrade is definitely worth the extra money. The yellow-white paint option is ugly. Whoever approved THAT color should stick to watercolors. In addition to the standard push button controls to adjust the COMFY leather seats, it also has dual-control warm and hot settings to heat your seats--in case you like your seat warmer than he likes his. This is an awesome perk on cold mornings. The A/C has dual temperature settings as well, in case you are the only one having a hot flash. ;) Push button controls flatten the rear seats for loading luggage, gear, or just for loading up after those big Costco trips. There is a LOT of room. The blind-spot/ mirror within a mirror is nice for spotting cars to the side--just behind the driver's head. (There is a back-up camera option, but I didn't choose that.) The ONLY issue that I have after driving this car for almost 5 years is that there is a blind spot caused by the large side view mirror and wide panel. Maybe, it isn't an issue for people whose line of vision is above the side view mirror. -short girl problems- In summation, I really do love this car and I recommend it."

7 people out of 14 found this review helpful

Stylish and solidly built; heavy for its class

By on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 39,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Solidly-built with a safe and quiet ride."

Cons: "Fuel mileage needs to improve. Better interior!!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Good, dependable transportation. Fuel economy suffers due to its heavy curb weight. Comfort is good. Interior materials cheapen the EDGE's "look." SYNC is a nice feature once you figure it out!!!! Roomy storage area; ridiculous that there is no spring-loaded package compartment cover!! My Nissan X-Terra even had that! Good substantial ride with minimal road noise at highway speeds. Braking requires relatively firm pressure onto the pedal, to get this vehicle to stop. That could be a problem for the elderly, or anyone who was used to a sensitive braking system. Paint finish is excellent, and has stayed showroom fresh since 2008! I DO recommend the EDGE to everyone, and have gotten numerous compliments on it. I plan to purchase a 2016 EDGE when they are available!"

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Great car.

By on Monday, May 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 33,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The only reason that I might trade for a new Edge is for some of the newer bells and whistles that they have. If I don't get a price I can live with I won't trade. My 13 is in great shape."

3 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Nice car but a bit of a pig going uphill

By on Thursday, May 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 40,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Nice and roomy"

Cons: "Slow on hills"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I purchased the AWD 2011 Edge and previously owned a 2004 Volvo S80.T6. Perhaps had I not owned the Volvo before buying the SUV I wouldn't have noticed but the Edge really bogs down driving through the city streets that have hills. You really have to push down on the gas and sometimes I put it into the Manual mode so that I can control this a bit easier. Also I made the error of buying the AWD version and upon getting a nail in one tire, I had to replace all 4 tires, which was $800. I will never buy AWD again due to that reason. It has been very reliable and looks good when it's cleaned up. I have grown to like the Sync system pretty well and like the hands-free ability for cell phone use but feel I have to yell for people to hear me."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Reliable, comfortable and smoooth, stable ride.

By on Saturday, May 16, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 65,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfortable in town & highway driving. Reliable"

Cons: "Blind Spot, Sync and fuel Mileage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"2009 Ford Edge limited is reliable, comfortable, stable ride. Mechanical & body are sound and after 63,000 miles no problems. The Sync Electronics is Not user friendly. Hazardous blind spot to the driver's left rearview. Fuel mileage is a disappointment"

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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