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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.

You May Not Like This Car If...

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 667 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

Most reliable car I have owned

By on Thursday, July 7, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 203,000

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
9/10

Pros: "Quality and quiet yet reasonably powerful."

Cons: "Driver legroom"

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

"I bought this car with 22,000 miles on it (off lease). In the seven years that I have owned it I have had to do nothing to it other than standard maintenance and consumables. On the downside, I would appreciate a little more driver room. But being 6'5" and 330 pounds, that might be asking a bit much. I certainly find the car comfortable enough. It is very quiet going down the road and it handles our Tennessee back roads very well. I like it so much I am going to get another next week."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Unexplainable stalls

By on Monday, June 27, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 98,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Nice features"

Cons: "Unreliable due to unexplainable stalling"

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

"Purchased a Ford Edge new in 2010. The car was a great vehicle until a few years ago when it would stall making a slow turn. The first few times it would start up right away but the last time it had to be towed. When it got to the auto shop it was able to start again. The mechanic could find no problem with his computerized diagnostics. I am afraid to drive this vehicle again because I don't want to stall on the road again and cause an accident."

Great Car

By on Wednesday, May 25, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000

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: "Most reliable car I've ever owned."

Cons: "Road noise higher that I'd like."

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

"No problems what so ever! Bought it new. Everything still works as new. Performed all the routine maintenance at the dealer, but that's it. Car handles nice and has plenty of power. Lots of room. Added a tow bar to pull a trailer for my riding lawn mower. Pulls it with ease. Just a great car. When I get over 100K miles I'll hand it down to my daughter and get a new one. Minor complaint: road noise is higher than I'd like."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

I hate this car!

By on Thursday, May 5, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 38,000

10 2.0
overall rating 2 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
2/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
3/10
Styling
1/10
Comfort
Not Rated

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

"First of all, I have owned a LOT of cars and am not a fan of Fords. This Edge was no exception. I have decided that this is a car for guys. It has a big bulky front end that I find difficult to approximate in tight situations. It can be difficult to park. Most of us don't think about opening car doors. Well, unless you have strong biceps, opening the doors will give you them. I have to use two arms to open them as either you don't push hard enough or you push too hard and hit the car next to you. Like I said, a guys car. The blinkers are a pain in the neck. When I hit the gas getting on the freeway, there is a definite lull and then a response."

10 people out of 33 found this review helpful

Comfortable and roomy ride

By on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 60,297

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "great price,"

Cons: "weird button set up on steering wheel"

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

"Bought this car recently used. Its incredibly well taken care of and aside from miles (under national average per year) its in excellent condition. It drives great and feels much like my full size sedan to handle (2006 Chevy Impala Police Package for those wondering). The gas tank is a bit smaller than I would of expected and the gas mileage is as expected for a vehicle this size - 20-22 mpg city, 26-28 highway. The dashboard has digital center. And the controls on the steering wheel are a bit odd. You'll get used to it but I personally don't like the control pads right where my thumbs normally sit. I've had to change the way I hold the wheel. Its a good height for someone 5'8" and heavyset."

13 people out of 21 found this review helpful

Great vehicle! Very pleased with '07 Ford Edge SEL

By on Sunday, March 6, 2016

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Trade in

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
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Safe and comfortable to drive"

Cons: "Not sure"

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

"We purchased this 2007 Ford Edge SEL vehicle in 2009. It was just dropped off at the dealer and we were not seriously wanting to purchase a vehicle. But, when we saw a 2 year old vehicle with 4,500 miles, we jumped on the opportunity! Great room, comfort, and safety. The only major issue we had was with the transfer case. The vehicle would smell like natural gas when on an incline. The Ford dealer could never find the issue until the vehicle would hardly move, but had enough umph to make it to the Ford dealer again. Once a mechanic smelled the 'natural gas' smell he knew what to do, replace the transfer case. Being still under warranty, it was replaced free of charge. The Ford folks were very interested with this issue. Other than this issue, the electrical, mechanical, etc. has been good. The visibility is great with high riding. Vehicle never stranded us. Only regular maintenance has been required. We traded in on another vehicle and know the next owner will have a very good vehicle and hope they maintain it properly. Sad to trade in this vehicle, but we just had the itch for something smaller."

5 people out of 11 found this review helpful

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