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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 637 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

very happy have two

By on Wednesday, August 26, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "seat made well"

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

"my only problem with both my edges is both had tranfer case leak right from new other than that very happy 130000and going srong"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

So far..........so good

By on Friday, August 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 34,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "looks, fit and finish, comfortable ride on hi-way."

Cons: "gas milage"

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

"Have had the Edge for 3 months. Prior autos were Honda products. I think Ford has come a long way in the past few years. I think the Edge is a quality automobile. Wish it got better gas mileage. Other than that am very pleased with the Edge to this point. We are a senior adult couple. Would not hesitate to recommend this vehicle."

This is the best car I have ever driven!

By on Wednesday, August 05, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 20,200

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
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "I already have friends and family who bought one."

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

"I was in the car business as a salesman and manager for over 30 years. I have had many demos. I will take this car over any I have ever driven."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Love this Vehicle!

By on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 108,000

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
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, has everything!"

Cons: "None"

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

"I love this vehicle! I've owned several vehicles over my lifetime, but I can truly say this vehicle is one of a kind. I've never owned a vehicle this long either! It is the complete package and is extremely comfortable for someone who has back problems. I never want to give it up, if I do, it will be for a newer model."

8 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Applaud the safety features, comfort, and handling

By on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 119,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "safety rating and ease of repairs, great price"

Cons: "The interior is not as quiet due to open space."

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

"The safety rating of this vehicle has held up to standards. Involved in two serious accidents involving deer and the Edge continues to amaze me in the ease of repairs and protection for myself and family. Will continue to be a Ford Edge fan! I've recommended the Edge to my neighbor and mother and both are now Edge owners and fans."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

This is a good ride, better mpg would be a +

By on Thursday, July 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 142,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Responsive in traffic with plenty h.p."

Cons: "Avg 19 mpg ,seats are fabric get dirty quickly,"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"The edge is comfortable with good highway and town response the mpg is lacking in interstate travel. 21.5 is about the best I have done going downhill into Phoenix. Fuel does not matter in mpg, 87 Octane versus 93 has no difference. The awd is useful but this could be deterrent in getting a better mpg."

5 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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