The 2023 Ford Edge soldiers on for yet another year with very little change. There are some slight shuffling of equipment applications and a couple of obligatory exterior color updates.
Choosing Your Ford Edge
The Edge is available in five trims, SE, SEL, ST-Line, Titanium, and ST. Base prices range from $39,440 to $47,980.
Most Edge trims feature a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 250 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. The ST takes on a sportier attitude with a 2.7-liter turbocharged V6 that increases power ratings to 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque.
The smaller engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission while the ST features a seven-speed unit. Both engines route power to a standard all-wheel-drive system.
The Edge earns an EPA-estimated 23 miles per gallon combined or 21 MPG with the more powerful engine and the ST trim’s other performance-focused features.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The Edge is a two-row five-seater and it stretches 188.8 inches in length and sits 75.9 inches wide. That provides a spacious interior with the rear passengers enjoying 40.3 inches of headroom and 40.6 inches of legroom and a large cargo area measuring 39.2 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the rear seat and 73.4 cubic feet with it folded.
The Edge can tow 1,500 pounds or 3,500 pounds when equipped with the optional towing package for $435.
The standard trim features automatic emergency braking, blind-spot detection, lane-keep assist, and automatic high beams. Full-speed adaptive cruise control with lane centering is offered on the SEL-and-up trims through the $1,195 Co-Pilot360 Assist+ package. The Titanium and ST trims offer a 180-degree front camera and an advanced parking assist system.
The Edge earns Good crashworthiness scores from IIHS but a Poor headlight rating for most trims. NHTSA awards the Edge with a five-star overall rating.
All trims feature a 12-inch portrait-style touchscreen, SiriusXM, a Wi-Fi hotspot, six speakers, USB outlets, and two 12-volt power outlets. A 110-volt outlet and wireless charging pad are available through the SEL’s Convenience Package and are included in the higher trim levels. The Titanium and ST trims feature a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system.
The base trim wears 18-inch silver painted wheels, a chrome grille surround with a silver honeycomb insert, LED headlights, tail lights, and daytime running lights, black exterior mirror housings, lower door cladding, and window trim, tinted windows, and a capless fuel filler. It also features proximity entry, cloth seats, dual 4.2-inch displays in the gauge cluster, LED interior lighting, and dual-zone climate control.
The Black Appearance Package is available for $1,295 and brings 19-inch gloss black wheels, a gloss black grille surround and with horizontal bars, and body-color lower door and front and rear bumper trim.
The SEL trim adds LED signature lighting headlights, chrome trim on the bumper and bright front and rear skid plates, chrome window trim, body-colored heated mirrors, synthetic leather seats with heating for the front row and eight-way power-adjustability for the driver, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and cargo area-mounted rear seat release. Navigation is included via the available safety package while the Sport Appearance Package ($1,295) fits gray 18-inch wheels, a painted gray lower front bumper, and a black grille, mirrors, and roof rack. The interior is dressed uniquely with blue synthetic leather seats with orange stitching. The $1,250 Convenience Package is available and features a power tailgate, remote engine start, and fog lights while a panoramic sunroof is a stand-alone option priced at $1,595.
The ST-Line carries a sportier theme with 20-inch gloss black wheels, a black mesh grille insert, body-color lower door and bumper molding, black window trim, fog lights with a satin silver surround, dual exhaust outlets, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with red stitching, synthetic leather seats with suede-like inserts and red stitching, and sport pedals. The features of the Convenience Package are included.
The Titanium trim builds off of the SEL trim and additionally receives 19-inch wheels, chrome grille bars and surround, mirrors with integrated turn signals and puddle lights, chrome trim on the door handles and window trim, black lower cladding, dual exhaust outlets, LED fog lights with a chrome surround, ambient lighting, sport seats with 10-way driver’s seat with memory positioning for the driver, and a heated steering wheel.
The 301A Equipment Group is offered for $2,570 and features adaptive headlights, ventilated front seats, navigation, and added safety features and navigation. With that package selected, the Titanium Elite Package is available for $1,975 and it includes 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, body-color front and rear lower bumpers, additional chrome trim along the lower bodywork, a unique mesh grille with bright chrome accents, enhanced park assist technology, and upgraded interior door-panel materials. The Elite Package offers two-tone leather ventilated front seats and heated rear seats for $1,975.
The ST is dressed with the ST-Line’s exterior but wears 20-inch wheels with black-painted pockets, ST logos on the grille and tailgate, and trapezoidal exhaust outlets. Inside, there are bolstered leather seats with suede-like inserts, silver stitching, embossed ST logos, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, and unique performance layouts in the gauge cluster. The ST offers the 401A Equipment Group for $5,760 which adds the features of the Elite Package plus a panoramic sunroof.
For those who take their Ford Performance ST badge seriously, Ford offers the ST Performance Brake Package for $2,695 and it includes 21-inch black wheels, larger vented front and rear rotors, painted red brake calipers with performance brake pads and vented brake shields, and performance rubber.
The Edge is best suited for practical daily duty and for that, we like the SEL trim level with the Convenience Package which adds several key features while keeping the bottom line reasonable.