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Monday, May 27, 2013

2013 Ford Edge


The 2013 Ford Edge cuts through the crossover clutter with a 30-mpg turbo model, MyFord Touch's step-ahead connectivity, and exceptional interior room. Choice of EcoBoost, V-6 powerConnectivity of MyFord TouchAdult-sized back seatPatience required to master MyFord TouchThrottle's a little touchySport, Limited versions are priceyChoose One of the Styles Below

Gas V6, 3.5L

Front Wheel Drive 

Gas V6, 3.5L

Front Wheel Drive 

Gas V6, 3.5L

Front Wheel Drive 

Gas V6, 3.7L

The Ford Edge was never a true SUV; it was brought into this world purely as a crossover. It's a tall-roofed family wagon, and it's been successful that way. With a spacious interior, the availability of a few fuel-saving engines and one of the most feature-robust connectivity tools on the market, it's seen a few minor updates for the 2013 model year.
One of four Ford crossovers--there's also a new Escape this year, joining the Explorer and Flex--the 2013 Edge wears its mostly tasteful clothes well. We're not the most ardent fans of the VW-style grille that starts high at the hoodline and goes low, all the way to the chin spoiler, but otherwise it's neatly put together and free of built-in blemishes. The cockpit's a fault-free zone--on the surface, depending on your take on MyFord Touch. It's almost devoid of button clutter, tightly built, and in this generation (since 2011), blessed with much-improved interior materials.

The Edge was refreshed in the 2011 model year, when it gained the grille and new interior. It also upped its base 3.5-liter V-6 by 20 horsepower to 285 hp, bettered its six-speed automatic and its handling, and upgraded the Sport's 3.7-liter to 305 hp. Last year, Ford dropped a new twist into the Edge, a 2.0-liter turbocharged four rated at 240 horsepower, good for decent acceleration and lineup-leading highway gas mileage of 30 mpg. It's a wide spread of performance, but it neatly bridges the five-seat experience now from Escape to Explorer, something it couldn't do without the front-drive EcoBoost model.

All Edge crossovers comport themselves with a carlike feel. They have a firm but not busy ride, relatively quick steering, and the kind of predictable tall-wagon handling that makes them great choices for family commuters and carpoolistas--even the Edge Sport, with its massive 22-inch wheels.

The Edge hasn't earned the best safety scores from the NHTSA, but the IIHS calls it a Top Safety Pick. With standard curtain airbags and anti-lock controls, the Edge can be upgraded with blind-spot monitors, parking sensors and a rearview camera, but it lacks the latest options for features like inflatable rear seatbelts found on the seven-seat Explorer and Flex crossovers.

All Edges get a USB port for music players; a capless fuel filler; and MyKey, which lets parents program in speed and volume limits for their younger drivers. Then there's MyTouch, which uses Bluetooth and touchscreens to take the place of dozens of buttons and switches, rendering the dash neat and clean while relying on voice or steering-wheel-button commands to drive secondary vehicle functions like navigation and climate control.

Choice of EcoBoost, V-6 powerConnectivity of MyFord TouchAdult-sized back seatLuxury features aboundPatience required to master MyFord TouchThrottle's a little touchySport, Limited versions are pricey

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