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2019 Ford Edge Review

The 2019 Ford Edge ranks in the bottom half of the midsize SUV class. It has a spacious cabin and a composed ride, but it fails to stand out among 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?

Despite its lower ranking, the Ford Edge is a good vehicle. This 2-row midsize SUV features a generous number of safety features, plenty of space for adults in both rows, a comfortable ride, and above-average fuel economy estimates with its base engine. It has less cargo space than many rivals, but that’s mainly because they are 3-row SUVs while the Edge only has two rows. Compared to other 2-row SUVs, the Edge has a good amount of cargo room. The Ford’s infotainment system is dated compared to its competitors, but it works well and is user-friendly.

Should I Buy the Ford Edge?

The 2019 Ford Edge is an appealing family vehicle if you don’t need third-row seating. It has two rows of spacious seats, plenty of standard safety features, and more cargo space than many 2-row crossovers. It has a comfortable ride, and decent fuel economy estimates boost this SUV’s appeal as a daily commuter. However, there are plenty of rivals worth considering. The Hyundai Santa Fe is even more affordable and is available with a third row of seats (the Santa Fe XL). The Nissan Murano is another 2-row SUV, and it has a premium cabin and an array of easy-to-use technology.

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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: 26 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 26 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 ($33,090), the Titanium ($38,550), 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 a good midsize SUV. With its standard third row of seats, the Pilot has more passenger and cargo space than the Edge. The Pilot is capable and comfortable on the road, and unlike the Edge, it comes standard with adaptive cruise control. The Ford gets higher fuel economy estimates, but that’s largely because it has a standard four-cylinder engine while the Honda has a V6. The Edge is a fine pick, but if you need the extra space or seats, go with the Pilot.

Which Is Better: Ford Edge or Ford Explorer?

The Ford Explorer slots into Ford's lineup as one of the automaker's three-row midsize crossovers. The Edge draws mixed reviews for its cabin materials, but the verdict is in on the Explorer – its base trim is full of hard plastics and the design is dull and stale. The Explorer is also short on standard features. On the other hand, it has three engine options and a solid towing capacity. It handles more like a sedan than a big SUV, and it has a lot more cargo space than the Edge. Higher level trims look and feel more luxurious. Go for the Explorer if you need the extra room. Otherwise the Edge is a solid option.

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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?

The 2019 Ford Edge belongs to a generation that typically receives average predicted reliability ratings from J.D. Power.

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

As of this writing, neither the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety nor the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has crash tested the 2019 Ford Edge.

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: $33,090) 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 $38,550, 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, despite its subpar ranking, is a good midsize SUV. It has two powerful engine options, a spacious cabin, and trim levels equipped to meet a variety of situations, ranging from family trips to the store to cruising along the highway. It’s a good blend of comfort and utility, though those in need of third-row seating or more cargo space should look elsewhere. For everyone else, the Ford Edge is an option worth considering.

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
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