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MSRP: $29,995 - 42,355




Critics' Rating: 8.1
Performance: 7.6
Interior: 7.1
Safety: 9.6
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2019 Ford Edge Review

The 2019 Ford Edge has some potent engine options, a composed ride, and a comfortable cabin. However, it fails to stand out among midsize SUV rivals.

Pros & Cons

  • Two potent engine options
  • Spacious cabin
  • Intuitive infotainment system
  • Body leans around corners
  • Dated infotainment graphics

New for 2019

  • Refreshed interior and exterior styling
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission replaces six-speed
  • ST trim replaces Sport

Is the Ford Edge a Good SUV?

The Ford Edge is a decent midsize SUV. It has spacious seating in both rows and a generous amount of advanced driver assistance features. You're also treated to a comfortable ride, and you get above-average fuel economy from the Edge with the base engine. Ford's infotainment system is a little outdated compared to rival offerings, but the system works well and is user-friendly.

Because of its superior combination of cargo and passenger space, safety and reliability ratings, positive reviews from automotive journalists, and available family-friendly features, we named the Edge our 2019 Best 2-Row SUV for Families. We also named it a finalist for our 2019 Best 2-Row SUV for the Money award.

Should I Buy the Ford Edge?

The 2019 Ford Edge could be an enticing choice for smaller families or anyone who doesn't need third-row seating. It has more cargo space than many 2-row SUV rivals as well. A comfortable ride and decent fuel economy boost the Edge's appeal as a daily commuter.

However, this is a large class, and there are plenty of rivals worth considering. The Hyundai Santa Fe is more affordable and ranks near the top of the segment thanks to an excellent predicted reliability rating. It's available with a third row of seats in Santa Fe XL models. The Nissan Murano boasts a premium cabin and an array of easy-to-use technology, but it sits near the bottom of the class overall.

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Should I Buy a New or Used Ford Edge?

The Edge was last redesigned for the 2015 model year. Ford refreshes the Edge for 2019, updating the interior and exterior styling and adding more standard safety features and a new eight-speed automatic transmission. The new performance-tuned Edge ST debuts for 2019, replacing the Edge Sport. Ford didn’t make any major changes to the 2018 or 2017 Edge, but the 2016 model gained the SYNC 3 infotainment system as an option, replacing the much maligned MyFord Touch. That alone will make it a worthwhile pick over the 2015 Edge for many shoppers, as SYNC 3 is much easier to use. If you're not interested in the 2019 updates, consider the 2016 Edge to potentially save thousands of dollars.

To research some other models in this generation, check out our reviews of the 2016, 2017, and 2018 Ford Edge. If you decide an older model is right for you, check out our Used Car Deals page to learn about savings and discounts on used vehicles.

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We Did the Research for You: 39 Reviews Analyzed

Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to make car shopping a breeze. You'll find everything you need to know about the Ford Edge in our comprehensive review. It combines concrete data like fuel economy estimates, safety scores, and cargo space dimensions with professional evaluations from 39 automotive sources. This Ford Edge review incorporates applicable research for all models in this generation, which spans the 2015 through 2019 model years.

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How Much Does the Ford Edge Cost?

The 2019 Ford Edge SE has an MSRP of $29,995. That puts it on par with the starting prices of many other midsize SUVs. The Edge has three additional trims: the Ford Edge SEL ($33,300), the Titanium ($38,760), and, topping the Edge lineup, the sporty ST ($42,355). The ST is more affordable than the top-tier trims of many rivals.

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Ford Edge Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: Ford Edge or Honda Pilot?

The Honda Pilot is one of the roomiest midsize SUVs and a good alternative for shoppers who need more space. The Pilot seats up to eight with an adult-friendly third row. It also feels capable and comfortable on the road, with comparable driving dynamics to the Edge. You'll get better fuel economy with the Ford, but that’s largely because it has a standard four-cylinder engine while the Honda has a V6. These two SUVs rank close to each other in the middle of the class, and your choice may come down to how large a vehicle you want or need.

Which Is Better: Ford Edge or Hyundai Santa Fe?

The Hyundai Santa Fe sits near the top of the midsize SUV class. It's available as a 2-row or 3-row version, and the smaller of the two was fully redesigned for 2019. The larger Santa Fe XL carries over from the previous generation and isn't as good as the updated version. The Santa Fe comes standard with a long list of infotainment amenities and active safety features. It boasts an excellent predicted reliability rating, strong safety scores, and one of the lengthiest warranties in the industry. Most buyers will likely be happier with the Santa Fe.

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Ford Edge Interior

How Many People Does the Ford Edge Seat?

The 2019 Ford Edge seats up to five people on standard cloth upholstery. Leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front and rear seats, 10-way power-adjustable front seats, and a leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel are available.

There’s plenty of space for two adults in each row, even in models equipped with the moonroof. The seats are comfortable, and visibility all-around is excellent.

Ford Edge and Car Seats

For securing child car seats, the Edge has two complete sets of LATCH connectors on the rear outboard seats and an upper tether anchor on the rear middle seat. The middle seat can also borrow a lower anchor from each side. This LATCH system is generally easy to use, though some of the tether anchors can be confused for other hardware.

Ford Edge Interior Quality

The Edge has a comfortable and sturdy cabin, and good insulation keeps out harsh wind and road noise. However, rivals such as the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Audi Q7, and Buick Enclave have nicer cabins with more luxurious materials.

Ford Edge Cargo Space

This midsize SUV has 39.2 cubic feet of storage space behind the rear seats and 73.4 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down. While those numbers are OK, most rivals, including the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander, surpass them. However, many competitors are 3-row SUVs, while the Ford Edge is a 2-row SUV. Compared to other SUVs with two rows, the Edge has above-average cargo space.

Ford Edge Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation

The Ford Edge features the SYNC connectivity system with a USB port, Bluetooth, a six-speaker stereo, satellite radio, and FordPass Connect with a Wi-Fi hot spot. However, most shoppers will be more interested in the available SYNC 3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, an additional USB port, HD Radio, a nine-speaker sound system, navigation, and a larger 8-inch touch screen. A dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system and a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium sound system are available too.

The SYNC 3 system is responsive and intuitive, but a lot of the physical climate controls are small and awkwardly placed. Many competitors have more state-of-the-art interfaces with sharper graphics and standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

For more information, read What Is Apple CarPlay? and What Is Android Auto?

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Ford Edge Performance

Ford Edge Engine: Plenty Capable

Ford offers two engine options for the 2019 Edge. Standard in all but the ST trim is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 250 horsepower. The sporty ST has a twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 that puts out 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. The only available transmission is an eight-speed automatic.

Both the four-cylinder and V6 engines produce enough power for daily driving. The V6 is especially potent, but there is some noticeable turbo lag, which means it takes a moment after hitting the gas pedal before the engine really starts to build up steam. The automatic transmission makes smoother shifts than the six-speed unit it replaces.

Ford Edge Mileage: On the Edge of Great

Models with the base engine and front-wheel drive get an EPA-estimated 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. Estimates drop by 1 mpg in models with all-wheel drive. Those are above-average estimates among midsize SUVs, putting the Edge on par with rivals such as the Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento. The Edge ST and its V6 engine earn lower estimates of 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.

Ford Edge Ride and Handling: Comfortable and Steady

The Edge prioritizes comfort over agility. Its suspension facilitates a smooth ride with minimal jostling from rough roads. Its handling is composed and mild mannered, though it leans around corners and sharp turns. Shoppers looking for more agility might prefer the Mazda CX-9 or the luxury Audi Q7, both of which handle more like a sedan than a bulky SUV.

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Ford Edge Reliability

Is the Ford Edge Reliable?

J.D. Power gives the 2019 Ford Edge a predicted reliability rating of three out of five, which is about average.

Ford Edge Warranty

Ford covers the 2019 Edge with a three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

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Ford Edge Safety

Ford Edge Crash Test Results

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2019 Ford Edge an overall safety rating of five out of five stars. The SUV earned five stars in the frontal and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover evaluation.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Edge the highest score of Good in all six crash tests. The Edge earned a top rating of Superior for its front crash prevention features, but its headlights received the lowest rating of Poor for how well they illuminate the road ahead.

Ford Edge Safety Features

Standard driver assistance features in the Ford Edge SUV include Ford’s new Co-Pilot360 suite of safety features, which includes a rearview camera, lane keep assist, automatic high beams, blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, and a pre-collision warning and braking system with pedestrian detection. Post-collision braking and rain-sensing wipers are standard too. Available safety features include adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality, lane centering, adaptive headlights, front and rear parking sensors, evasive steering assist, and parallel park assist.

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Which Ford Edge Model Is Right for Me?

Ford offers the Edge in four trim levels: SE, SEL, Titanium, and ST. All but the ST come with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, while the ST gets a turbocharged V6. For most shoppers, the Edge SEL is the best choice. Compared to the base trim, it has a few more comfort features, and it’s available with many options and packages that give it the same tech and convenience features as the Titanium but for less money. All-wheel drive is available for $1,995 in every trim except the ST, where it comes standard.

Ford Edge SE

The Ford Edge SE has an MSRP of $29,995. For that price, you’ll get a 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine, cloth seats, 18-inch alloy wheels and all-season tires, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, rain-sensing wipers, and the SYNC connectivity system with a six-speaker stereo, satellite radio, a USB port, Bluetooth, and a Wi-Fi hot spot. You’ll also get Ford’s Co-Pilot suite of safety features: a rearview camera, automatic high beams, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, and lane keep assist. Ford’s MyKey (which sets speed and audio limits for secondary drivers) and a post-collision braking system are standard too.

A dual-headrest rear-seat entertainment system is available for $1,995.

Ford Edge SEL

The Ford Edge SEL (MSRP: $33,300) adds dual-zone automatic climate control, rear parking sensors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and power-adjustable front seats.

There are several packages offered with the SEL. The 201A package ($2,880) includes leather upholstery, heated front seats, a nine-speaker premium sound system, and LED daytime running lights. The SYNC 3 infotainment system with an 8-inch touch screen, HD Radio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa are included too.

A Convenience package ($835) adds a 110-volt power outlet, remote start, a hands-free liftgate, and a wireless charging pad, while the Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+ package ($795) features adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality, evasive steering assist, and the voice-activated touch-screen navigation system. A Cold Weather package offers a heated steering wheel for $495.

Ford Edge Titanium

With an MSRP of $38,760, the Titanium steps up the tech and convenience features. In addition to most of the things listed above, the Titanium comes with a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system and more power adjustments for the front seats.

The Co-Pilot360 Assist+ and Cold Weather packages remain available. The 301A package ($4,150) adds a voice-activated navigation system, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a panoramic roof, a 180-degree-view camera, and the contents of the Assist+ package.

Ford Edge ST

The new Edge ST (MSRP: $42,355) replaces the Edge Sport as the performance-oriented model in the Edge lineup. It’s the only Edge with the turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 engine and standard all-wheel drive. Other sporty enhancements include upgraded brakes and a retuned suspension.

For $5,585, you can get the 401A package. It has many of the same features as the Titanium’s 301A package, though it adds a 110-volt outlet, a hands-free power liftgate, and remote start. Performance summer tires are also available for no extra cost.

Check out our U.S. News Best Price Program for great savings at your local Ford dealer. You can also find excellent manufacturer incentives on our Ford deals page.

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The Final Call

The 2019 Ford Edge is a worthy competitor in the midsize SUV class despite a midpack ranking. It has two potent engine options, lots of interior space, and a variety of trim levels and available equipment. While the Edge blends comfort and utility, those in need of third-row seating or more cargo space should look elsewhere.

Don’t just take our word for it. Check out comments from some of the reviews that drive our rankings and analysis.

  • "It may not be all new, but the 2019 Edge is a marked improvement over the one that debuted back in 2015. The powertrain is smoother and more efficient than before and is balanced by a comfortable yet composed chassis. Factor in the extra standard equipment and you have a compelling offering for those who don't want or need a large three-row vehicle like the Explorer or Expedition. The interior is still a bit disappointing, but it is a comfortable and quiet place to be." -- Autoblog
  • "The 2019 Ford Edge addresses many of the complaints we had about the previous model. It's quicker and safer, and it has a more responsive transmission and more impressive tech. For a customer with an urban-based, gear-heavy lifestyle, the Edge's large cargo space and respectable fuel economy make it a worthwhile addition to the test-drive list." -- Edmunds
  • Overall, the Ford Edge is one of those vehicles that make the wheels of commerce turn. Exciting it isn’t, but nice it is, and it does its job more than well enough for likes of John Q. and Jane Z. Public. While the Edge’s updated technology is hardly new to the segment, it’s enough to keep this roomy and useful SUV competitive." -- Automobile Magazine


Expert Advice

Last Updated: October 11, 2019

Consistent Sales: Demand for the Ford Edge in 2019 has remained steady compared to the same span last year. Among midsize SUV sales, the Edge ranks in the upper half of the segment. Its corporate brother, the Ford Explorer, is outselling the Edge by about 35 percent. 

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