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2013 Ford Edge

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2013 Ford Edge Review

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KBB Expert Rating: 7.8

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 656 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

looks great, not reliable at all

By on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 109,000

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
4/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "comfort, style"

Cons: "powertrain and poor gas comsumption in the city"

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

"This car comes with huge transmission problems that Ford will not back. On the freeway and with no warning the instrument warning light come on and the speedo goes to zero. come to a complete stop and the car will not move. Turn of the car and restart and after very rough shifting in to drive, the car will once again drive fine until the next episode which could be the next day or two. Lots of the same complains online with no where to turn to but sell the car for very little or take on huge repair bill from the dealer."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Owned Cadillac & Lincolns Enjoy my Sport

By on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 14,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Fun suv also lots of goodies best looking suv"

Cons: "Can't think of any"

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

"I am a senior had many cars the sport is one of the best...We drive to Florida it is so relaxing. Also it takes regular gas even with the 3.7. I leased but guess what I will definitely buy it at lease end..It's a 2014 white platinum sport AWD with all the goodies.My opinion it looks better than the 2016..love those 22 wheels."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Great car with GREAT reliability!!

By on Monday, January 04, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 26,616

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "back up camera, back up sensors, Sync, balanced"

Cons: "back doors don't open wide,"

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

"I purchased this car new, and it is now 3 years old, and I have to say it is one of the best vehicle purchases I have made. I would buy another one in a minute. We are way out in the country and this car even with front wheel drive gets through the snow GREAT and has never let me down. Easy to drive with lots of pick up and love, love, love the back up camera and back up sensors. I think these cars are a bit pricy but I feel they are a good purchase for the money!! The only two cons I have with this car is the rear doors don't open wide enough, and the tailgate lift without the automatic electric hydraulic is a bit hard to shut. I Hope this helps with this car review but I will say it is a GREAT PURCHASE AND RELIABLE!"

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Super clean and great vehicle all the way around

By on Sunday, January 03, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 135,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"I and my boss have been the only owners and own 3 car washes needless to say this suv is in great shape and super clean for a NY car."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Love Ford! Love this Edge!!

By on Monday, December 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 157,000

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: "Gas mileage, styling, options, top 10 best engine."

Cons: "Could be a smoother ride, no sync updates."

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

"Bought this car unintentionally. Just was out one day bored and decided to pull into a dealership (killing time) it caught the corner of my eye. Took it for a 10 minute test drive and couldn't wait to get back to make it mine. About 2 days later, I ran into the transmission issue that's extremely common with these things (a bad sensor) took it back to the dealership where I bought it, and without any hassle, they gave me a loaner, and called me a couple days later to come get it. Problem solved. About a month later, I decided to give it a fresh set of platinum plugs, and watched a YouTube video how to do it, and had the job completed in under an hour. Love the gas mileage i get now! I love the styling and comforts that come along with this car! All my friends always want to ride in it, I love all the options that come with it. Stereo rocks in it, beautiful panoramic sunroof, sync, power rear folding seats, plus so much more!"

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

This car has maintained great power.

By on Sunday, December 20, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 127,000

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: "Love the body contour of car"

Cons: "Back Door is alittle snug for setting in car seat"

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

"The car rides great. Has good pickup in the acceleration and is extremely comfortable for driving distance. I especially recommend the heated seats. It is therapeutic for the back. I have no complaints or disappointments for all the years i have driven it."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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