The Ford Edge carries over into the 2022 model year with minor changes. The Edge aspires to be on the more premium end of the midsize crossover spectrum, but it's one of the older models in its segment; it made its debut in 2015 and was updated in 2019. Despite having a tall seating position and available AWD, the Edge is better suited for on-road driving than off-road excursions.
While the Edge has some compelling attributes, it competes with a number of newer and more refined midsize crossovers including the Subaru Outback, Hyundai Santa Fe, and Toyota Venza. Its interior capacity is one of its greatest strengths; the cabin is spacious and there's plenty of room in the cargo area for luggage, groceries, or gear. Overall interior quality is middling; there are nice materials in high-touch areas but swathes of plastic dominate the rest of the cabin. When we tested the updated 2019 Ford Edge Titanium, we noted that it didn't feel upscale enough to be the top-spec trim. The addition of a new 12.0-inch touchscreen and the Sync 4 infotainment system for the 2021 model year extended the lifespan of this generation of the Edge, but this year's changes are mostly cosmetic.
The Edge has acceptable acceleration with the standard turbocharged four-cylinder engine, but the twin-turbo V-6 under the hood of the sporty ST model scoots this midsize crossover with legitimate briskness. The capable drivetrains are let down by lackluster suspension tuning; regular versions of the Edge exhibit an unsettled ride while the Edge ST is overly stiff. We've noted strong braking power in our testing, however.
New packages for 2022 give the Edge some additional curb appeal, but it'll need a complete overhaul soon to keep up with the competition.
Ford offers the Edge with two engine options. The first is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder producing 250 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. It sends power to an all-wheel-drive system via an eight-speed automatic transmission. We managed to accomplish a 7.6-second 0-60 mph run in a FWD version of the 2019 Edge (AWD is the only configuration available for 2022). Ford's midsize crossover with this engine is rated at 21/28 mpg city/highway.
The hotter powertrain accompanies the sportier Edge ST model. Under the hood is a 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 churning out 335 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. Like four-cylinder versions of the Edge, the more potent models also use an eight-speed automatic transmission and come standard with AWD. It accomplishes the 0-60 mph sprint in just 6.1 seconds. Fuel economy doesn't take too much of a hit despite the increase in output. The EPA rates the Edge ST at 19/26 mpg city/highway.
For 2022, Ford is offering a new line of dealer-installed options for the Edge. It's offering standard large cargo organizers as a start. A center console lock is optional, as is a cooler bag, a first aid kit, front and rear mudflaps, a roadside assistance kit, and available silver Yakima roof-rail crossbars.
As the Edge reaches the later stages of its product cycle, Ford continues to offer new cosmetic upgrades. The Black Appearance package does what the name suggests, adding 19-inch gloss Ebony Black painted aluminum wheels, all-season tires, black fender badging, body color front and rear bumpers, a black grille, black lower body-side molding, black mirror caps, and painted black skid plates. The Adventure package offers a more rugged look. It adds 18-inch Carbonized Gray painted wheels, all-terrain tires, Ford's synthetic ActiveX seats, Carbonized Gray lower front bumper, Navy Pier door insert stitching, Pillar Black mirror caps and grille bars, and black roof-rack side rails.
The 2022 Ford Edge earns a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA. This rating consists of five stars in the front and side crash tests, and four stars in the rollover test. Meanwhile, the 2021 Edge was named a 2021 Top Safety Pick from the IIHS.
Ford offers the Edge with a number of standard driver assistance features including blind-spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert, and lane keep assist. Stepping up to higher trim variants of the Edge adds adaptive cruise control.
Interior space, one of the 2022 Edge strongest areas, compares favorably to that of the Chevrolet Blazer. Notably it has a capacious 73.4 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats flipped down.
Cargo space (behind first/second rows):
2022 Ford Edge: 73.4/39.2 cubic feet
2022 Chevrolet Blazer: 64.2/30.5 cubic feet
Legroom (first/second rows):
2022 Ford Edge: 42.6/40.6 inches
2022 Chevrolet Blazer: 41/39.6 inches
The 2022 Ford Edge comes standard with a 12.0-inch touchscreen across all trim levels. Ford's Sync 4 powers the large display, and offers features such as natural language voice recognition, built-in navigation, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. There are two USB ports up front for device charging and connectivity. A six-speaker sound system is standard while an upgraded 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen is available as a premium alternative. At the higher end of the trim range, Ford equips the Edge with twin 4.2-inch digital gauge displays and wireless charging.
We recommend opting for the Ford Edge ST. We prefer its stiff ride over the regular model's unsettled handling. And despite having a much more powerful engine than the standard offering, the Edge ST only takes a small fuel economy penalty. It isn't an ST in the same way as the discontinued sporty variants of the Focus or Fiesta, but it wears attractive and muscular styling and comes loaded with essential equipment with little need for any additional options for around $44,000.
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