The 2019 Ford Edge ranks 3 out of 23 Affordable Midsize SUVs. This ranking is based on our analysis of published reviews and test drives of the Ford Edge, as well as reliability and safety data.
The 2019 Ford Edge is ranked:
#3 in Affordable Midsize SUVs
#3 in Affordable SUVs with 2 Rows
#5 in Affordable Crossover SUVs
Test drivers like that the 2019 Ford Edge has refined handling, an upscale interior and an optional EcoBoost engine that helps return great fuel economy. Because it has the best combination of positive reviews, price and long-term ownership costs in its class, we named the 2019 Ford Edge the Best 2-Row Midsize SUV for the Money.
The 2019 Edge comes with a range of engine choices, and auto writers say that all three have plenty of power. There are two V6 engine choices and an optional EcoBoost four-cylinder engine. Reviewers especially like the Edge’s blend of power and fuel economy with the EcoBoost engine. With the EcoBoost engine, the Edge earns up to an EPA-estimated 21/30 mpg city/highway, which is very good for the class. With the base V6, the Edge returns an estimated 19/27 mpg, which is on par for the class. Reviewers note that the Edge’s handling is sportier than some class rivals, saying that overall ride quality is more firm than soft and compliant. A few testers caution against the available Sport trim if you’re looking for a comfortable ride, as its large wheels and sport-tuned suspension can deliver a harsh ride over rough pavement. Test drivers say the Edge’s steering feels a bit too heavy for their liking, but is accurate.
Reviewers say the Ford Edge’s interior has an upscale appearance and is constructed with high-quality materials. Some even comment that the cabin is as nice as some luxury SUV interiors. The Edge seats five, and reviewers say the front seats are spacious and comfortable for the long haul. Most agree that the back seats are also comfortable, though some say that rear-seat headroom may be a bit tight for taller passengers. Reviewers also say that the Edge has lots of cargo space. The Edge is available with Ford’s MyFord Touch infotainment system, which allows control of some climate and audio functions through an 8-inch touch screen. Most reviewers dislike MyFord Touch, noting that it complicates some audio and climate adjustments. A six-speaker stereo and an auxiliary input jack are standard on the 2019 Edge. Available features include a 12-speaker Sony stereo system, dual-zone automatic climate control and Ford’s SYNC system, which includes Bluetooth and a USB port, and allows voice commands of compatible mobile and music devices. Optional safety features includes adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning.