If you’re in the market for a mid-size SUV but don’t need three rows of seats, the 2022 Ford Edge and its two-row rivals have got you covered. And than most compact crossovers, they offer more space. The Ford looks nice and comes with either a turbocharged four-cylinder or a 335-hp twin-turbo V
Many SUVs on the market offer similar features, such as the Chevy Blazer, the Honda Passport, the Jeep Grand Cherokee, and so on. However, some are more refined than others. The Edge’s cabin can be outfitted with a variety of luxury and convenience items. For example, it has a giant 12.0-inch infotainment display; however its design makes it look dated compared to other premium SUVs currently on the market..
What’s New for 2022?
The 2022 model year entry-level SE trims can now come with a Black Appearance package as an option. It includes 19-inch black wheels and several other exterior accents in black. The SEL trim also has the option of coming with an Adventure package, which would give it 18-inch all terrain tires, faux-leather upholstery among other things. There are also several new dealer installed accessories that include a center console mounted safe. Flight Blue and Forged Green have been added to the color palette too!
Although the ST model’s boosted V-6 power is enticing, its price tag is not. The mid-range SEL model with the turbocharged four-cylinder would be a more ideal compromising option. By upgrading from the SE to the SEL, you gain numerous features that make it worth spending slightly more money on, such as a leather steering wheel wrap, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, partially digital gauge display nine-speaker stereo system,, heated front seats,.a six way power adjustable passenger seat,, LED fog lampsetcetera.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
250 horsepower is brought to you by the base turbocharged four-cylinder, but don’t expect any blazing speed. If you’re looking for an SUV that can keep up with a Volkswagen Golf GTI from zero to 60—and many other fast cars as well—you want the Edge ST. This model comes with all-wheel drive and a 335-hp twin-turbo 2.7liter V6 engine.
The Edge isn’t as light on its feet as the Mazda CX-9, which is our benchmark for crossover handling. Although it’s reasonably enjoyable to drive and provides reassuring stability in corners, its steering could be more communicative. Additionally, its ride is comfortable over imperfect road surfaces.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
Four-cylinder models have the potential to earn up to 29 mpg highway, as estimated by the EPA. Even the sporty ST model gets a respectable 25-mpg highway rating. We haven’t put the four-cylinder with its new eight-speed automatic through our tests yet, but on our fuel efficiency loop at 75 mph the STgot25 mpg–exactly what we expected. For more in depth analysis of Edge’s fuel economy, go to EPA’s website
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
The Edge’s cabin is comfortable and spacious, fitting up to four adults easily. The materials used throughout the cabin are of good quality, but the paneling could use some work in terms of fit and finish; we noticed a few pieces that were misaligned in our test vehicle. Otherwise, the interior design is straightforward and practical, with ample room for people and cargo.
If size matters to you, the two-row-crossover segment is key. With the rear seats folded, the Edge held 29 of our carry-on suitcases with ease. Its competitors are all able to hold a similar amount of cargo, but the Edge’s thoughtful storage cubbies and slightly roomier cabin might make it more appealing.