The 2013 Ford Edge combines a sleek midsize exterior with a well-appointed roomy interior creating what is arguably the most affordable and sought after crossover SUV. From the impressive fuel economy to the multiple trim packages and superior technology, the Edge offers plenty of perks to earn it this status. Although the Edge is a practical, affordable, and fun to drive crossover, it also presents several features that are sub-par when compared to the competition. Most obvious is the MyFord Touch system since it is far from user-friendly and often frustrating to navigate. Also regarded as more trouble than its worth is the Sync voice system found in many of the new Ford models. Yet, If you are willing to overlook some of the minor interior technological additions that are lacking, the 2013 Ford Edge is a great crossover SUV option in all four trim packages.
New For 2013
The Ford Edge continues to offer multiple models and optional packages that receive a quick reformation for the 2013 model year, including:
- Four models ranging from the SE to the Sport, with optional packages and all-wheel drive
- A 258 horsepower V-6 engine and optional four-cylinder EcoBoost to optimize fuel economy
The 2013 Ford Edge is available in the SE, SEL, Limited and Sport models with a wide variety of optional trim packages to complement both the exterior and interior. A three-bar chrome grill introduces drivers to the distinctive overall bold styling of the Edge. Minor adaptations define the subtle differences between the four models ranging from the tire selections to headlamps. The base SE model rides on 17-inch alloy wheels while the SEL upgrades to 18-inch wheels with projector-beam halogen headlamps and a wide range of color options including Ingot Silver and the bold Deep Impact Blue. All models reach 184.2 inches in length keeping the Edge comfortably within the restraints of a standard crossover SUV range in terms of size and maneuverability. The Limited trim boasts an optional Equipment Group 301A package which adds a Panoramic Vista Roof and High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlamps. The Sport model is offered with the standard Tuxedo Black grill in addition to a body-color rear spoiler and body-color front and rear fascia.
Interior & Cargo
The appeal of the crossover SUV starts with roomy interiors and additional cargo space, which the 2013 Ford Edge offers in abundance. The comfortable interior cabin boasts standard air-conditioning, trip computer, and CD player sound system with optional Sync and satellite radio components. In fact, optional packages are the driving force, and point of distinction, between the four modes. The SEL can be purchased with the controversial MyFord Touch system with touch-screen capabilities and bonus USB ports. A 12-speaker Sony sound system and keyless ignition is found on the Limited while the Sport leans on its rearview camera, compass, and Sync to stand apart. Regardless of the model you select, expect to find 68.9 cubic feet of cargo space to haul grocery, kids’ sport equipment, or anything else on your list.
Since crossover SUVs are ideal for families, you can expect all the bells and whistles that provide peace of mind while behind the wheel, or in any of the passenger seating. The 2013 Ford Edge features a Personal Safety System consisting of dual-stage front airbags, crash severity sensors, and energy-management retractors to name a few highlights. Also standard on every model is AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control and the Safety Canopy system that complements the side-curtain airbags for optimal protection.
The 2013 Ford Edge offers a unique and comfortable driving experience thanks to its quiet ride and superior horsepower of the standard V-6 or optional EcoBoost engine. Drivers can expect more out of the Sport model with a 3.7-liter V-6 that climbs to 305 hp. The SE, SEL, and Limited also provide smooth handling plenty of power to get you around town. The average fuel economy from the EcoBoost engine is 21/30 mpg city/highway making the Edge an economically sound crossover option that won’t break your budget at the pump.
The Edge sits five passengers with plenty of legroom in the front and second row of seating. All in all those seeking a midsize crossover with unique styling and plenty of optional package upgrades are destined to find an Edge that meets all their needs, on and off the road.
Key Competitors For The 2013 Ford Edge
- Nissan Murano
- Toyota Venzo
- Honda Pilot
- Kia Sorento