The 2022 Ford Edge is a midsize two-row SUV that slots between the smaller Ford Edge and the three-row Ford Explorer. The Edge has been on sale for a few years now and gets a handful of updates for 2022, including standard all-wheel drive and a new appearance package that brings some of the sporty ST trim’s style to other Edge models. It also gets an updated infotainment system with a new 12-inch touchscreen display, bringing it in line with newer Ford models like the F-150 and Mustang Mach-E. We think Ford’s latest infotainment system is one of the best around.
The 2022 Ford Edge competes in a relatively hot segment. Some of our favorites include the Honda Passport, Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, and Toyota Venza. If you like Ford’s general size but occasionally need a third row, the recently redesigned Kia Sorento is an attractive alternative. The Edge is one of the oldest vehicles in its segment. Despite a handful of worthwhile updates over the years to performance, styling and features, the Edge is feeling its age.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The base turbocharged four-cylinder makes 250 horsepower and, despite its casual acceleration, should provide adequate power for most customers. If you’re looking for an SUV that can keep pace with a Volkswagen Golf GTI from zero to 60 mph—and quite a few other zippy cars as well—check the box for the Edge ST, which gets a 335-hp twin-turbo 2.7-liter V-6 and standard all-wheel drive. It’s not as light on its feet as the athletic Mazda CX-9—our benchmark for crossover handling—but the Edge is reasonably enjoyable to drive and provides reassuring stability in corners. Its steering is nicely weighted, if not particularly communicative, and its ride is comfortable over imperfect road surfaces.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
The all-wheel-drive 2022 Ford Edge with the 2.0-liter engine gets an EPA rating of 23 mpg combined (21 city/28 highway). We matched the EPA’s 23 mpg on our 115-mile evaluation route. We haven’t tested the four-cylinder with its new eight-speed automatic yet, but on our 75-mph fuel-economy loop the ST managed 25 mpg, matching its estimate. For more information about the Edge’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
Plenty spacious for four adults, the 2022 Ford Edge‘s cabin is a comfortable place for a commute or a road trip. Materials throughout the cabin are nicely chosen, but panel fit and finish could be better; we noticed a few misaligned dashboard pieces in our test vehicle. Otherwise, the interior design is simple and understated, with plenty of room for people and cargo. If putting junk in the trunk is important to you, the two-row-crossover segment is a great enabler. With the rear seats folded, the Edge accommodated 29 of our carry-on suitcases. Its competitors are all closely matched in cargo room, but the Edge’s thoughtful storage cubbies and slightly roomier cabin might seal the deal.
Infotainment and Connectivity
All 2022 Ford Edge models come with Ford’s latest Sync 4A software interface with a large 12.0-inch touchscreen display. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both standard and can work through a wireless connection. Ford also offers a Wi-Fi hotspot on all Edge models, but in-dash navigation remains an optional feature.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
Several desirable driver-assistance technologies are standard—including automated emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and blind-spot monitoring—with more advanced features offered as options. For more information about the Edge’s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites.
2019 Ford Edge Titanium AWD
front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door hatchback
PRICE AS TESTED
$48,085 (base price: $41,850)
turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection
122 cu in, 1999 cc
250 hp @ 5500 rpm
280 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm
8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode
Suspension (F/R): struts/multilink
Brakes (F/R): 13.6-in vented disc/12.4-in disc
Tires: Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season, 245/50R-20 102V M+S
Wheelbase: 112.2 in
Length: 188.8 in
Width: 75.9 in
Height: 68.3 in
Passenger volume: 110 cu ft
Cargo volume: 39 cu ft
Curb weight: 4357 lb
Zero to 60 mph: 6.8 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 20.0 sec
Zero to 120 mph: 33.1 sec
Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 7.6 sec
Top gear, 30–50 mph: 3.6 sec
Top gear, 50–70 mph: 4.8 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 15.3 sec @ 91 mph
Top speed (governor limited, C/D est): 130 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 183 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.83 g
Observed: 16 mpg
75-mph highway driving: 25 mpg
Highway range: 460 miles
EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/city/highway: 23/21/28 mpg