Review: 2013 Ford Edge

2013 Ford Edge

The 2013 Ford Edge builds on what makes this popular crossover a great vehicle.

With great fuel economy, top of the line tech and smooth ride, the 2013 Ford Edge should be an obvious choice if you’re seeking the smaller SUV.

In our test drive, we found the Edge to be spacious, comfortable and overall a fun car to drive. Styling hasn’t changed much from the 2012 model, but that’s not a bad thing, because drivers find the Ford Edge to be one of the most stylish SUVS on the market.

This year’s Edge comes four styles – SE, SEL, Limited, and Sport. The top 3 trims come with All Wheel Drive and up to an EPA Estimated 27 mpg, making it one of the most fuel efficient vehicles in the market.

When we took it for a ride, one of the first things we noticed was how comfortable this vehicle is during your trip. The SEL model we test drove had black leather seats a ton of cabin space. Our test driver is 6 foot 3 inches and usually complains about cabin space in the crossover SUVs, but even he seemed satisfied with his legroom and the width of the cabin space. The headrest is also one of the most soft we’ve driven.

The Edge is just a smooth ride. It was fun to hit the highway. You don’t feel the bumps on the road in the model. Engine options include 3.5L V6 or 2.0L EcoBoost Turbocharged Direct-Injection Engine. The Edge also comes standard with 6-Speed SelectShift Automatic.

As far as features go, the touch screen SYNC with MYFord Touch was featured on our model. The 4.2 inch screen allows you to control your audio, climate, navigation and phone options. The vehicle will even read your text messages!  One neat feature was typing in the frequency number for the AM/FM stereo or typing in the number of your favorite SIRIUS Satellite Radio station instead of trying to find it on an old fashion dial.

2013 Ford Edge Interior

Another great feature is the smart fill cap that eliminates the gas cap, so you’ll never have to worry about leaving the cap at the gas station or making sure you’ve clicked it over enough times.

In the SEL, Limited and Sport Models, you’ll also get a backup camera that goes along with the  rear parking sensors, so you’ll always feel safe when you are backing the Edge into a tight spot.

Parents also love the For MyKey system. The audio system sound volume also remains muted until seat belts are buckled. MyKey can be set to place limits on speed (up to 80 miles per hour) and audio volume (up to 45 percent of maximum). The low fuel light comes on sooner (75 miles to empty instead of 50).

You can get your Edge in 9 exterior colors, choice of four wheel styles – 18 inch or 20 inch chrome or painted alloy wheels, and either black or gray cloth or leather seats.

20 inch alloy wheels Ford Edge

With great specials, the Ford Edge compares favorably to Chevy Traverse or Mazda CX-5. If you are ready for your test drive, contact   1-877-331-4824  and we’ll show you how to get into the new 2013 Ford Edge!

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