In this day and age, the SUV has become as commonplace as the four-door sedan. Surpassing both the minivan and station wagon in popularity, it’s now considered the ideal family vehicle. With popularity comes competition, and there isn’t a manufacturer today who doesn’t have their own line of SUV models that they’re selling to consumers. As they’ve done in the past, Ford has risen to the challenge and economic demand. The 2022 Ford Edge isn’t just another SUV; it’s a rethinking of the basic ideas that made the SUV popular in the first place. Available V6 power and standard AWD are what Ford brings to the table. Superior handling, a comfortable interior, and a sophisticated aesthetic raise the bar in terms of style and comfort.
With their dedication to the millions of people who drive their vehicles, it’s no surprise that the company strives for precision engineering, comfort, and performance. The 2022 Ford Edge is a straight arrow, an SUV that once again illustrates the high standard of quality that Ford has continued to uphold since its inception. This SUV model will give you the best of both worlds with high levels of performance and features the whole family will love.
Two factors that tend to turn people away from buying an SUV are the lack of fuel efficiency and the prospect of handling something that’s much larger than they’re used to driving. Well, not anymore. The Ford Edge is available with a fuel-efficient EcoBoost I-4 for those who want the best fuel economy or a powerful EcoBoost V6 for those who like a little extra power.
The standard I-4 that the Edge comes equipped with is Ford’s 2.0L EcoBoost. Boasting 250 hp and capable of providing 280 lb-ft of torque, this reaffirms that bigger is not always better. While this smaller scale I-4 boasts an impressive amount of power for its size, it won’t be guzzling down gallons of fuel. With up to 28 MPG on the highway, your trips to the pump will be fewer, allowing for more recreational journeys.
If it’s more performance you crave, Ford hears your cries and answers them with the Edge ST, which comes equipped with a 2.7L EcoBoost V6. Just as they’ve done several times in the past, Ford leaves the competition far behind. 335 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque mean that you’ll be sitting on sustainable power that’s not only available but extremely economical. At an average of 25 MPG on the highway, you’ll soon find yourself being able to play just as hard as you work, all the while not spending all your free time filling up.
If there’s any concern about driving something more spacious than a car, you can leave those worries at the door. Equipped with standard AWD and a seven or eight-speed automatic transmission (depending on your engine), you’ll have more control over the road than ever before and a smooth ride. Much like the engines that it’s equipped with, the Edge lives up to its philosophy of big things coming in small packages. Shorter than the Taurus, the Edge’s compact size makes it easy to handle and navigate. Multi-link suspension and electric power steering will mean that you’ll be making those turns with ease.
When it comes to mother nature being disagreeable, you need not worry. The Ford Edge comes with AdvanceTrac stability control, which compliments the AWD capabilities and allows you to more easily maintain control of your vehicle. What this means is that the elements no longer control you and your commute. Snow, ice, rain, and mud - you can take them all on in the Ford Edge without feeling like your car is driving you rather than you driving it. This is the perfect SUV to handle your commute through all types of weather at any time of the year.
Let’s be honest with ourselves for a moment; as kids, we’re taught that appearances don’t matter, and it’s what’s inside that counts. However, that doesn't mean we can't appreciate when something looks good, and the Ford Edge definitely has good-looking styling inside and out. As Ford has gone about rethinking the SUV, it’s placed emphasis on a sporty exterior that has less to do with being a typical family vehicle and more in line with a stylish coupe. Just because you’re a person with responsibilities doesn’t mean you can’t have some spring in your step and flair at your fingertips.
While the outside has a stylish look, the inside is just as appealing with nice materials and features you will love. Dual-zone climate control means that you’ll be able to adjust the temperature in the cabin to be just right in any kind of weather. While this keeps you and your passengers comfortable, you’ll have the ability to keep them entertained as well. A 12” infotainment screen with the SYNC 4 system will not only be a reliable source of information and entertainment, but the large display means objects and text will be more visible than ever before. A six-speaker audio system complete with access to SiriusXM means you’ll have no shortage of great driving music delivered to you and your companions on those long commutes. Or you can hook up your phone to the SYNC 4 system via Apple Carplay/Android Auto and listen to your own music, audiobooks, or podcasts.
Ford has always set a high standard when it comes to providing safety to its fleet of vehicles. When it comes to keeping you safe and sound, Ford rolls out the red carpet to give its drivers the peace of mind they deserve. Standard with the Edge comes Ford’s Co-Pilot360 technology. As one of the most advanced on-board driving assistance programs in the industry, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, the Lane-Keeping System, and Auto High-Beam Headlamps are just a few of the features it includes. Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane Centering will relieve some of the fatigue that usually comes with extra-long commutes. Available Evasive Steering Assist can help you avoid an accident when there's a slow or stopped vehicle that you have to get around, and a rear-view camera will assist you in backing up and grant an added amount of safety to anyone who might be nearby.
While we may not always like to think about it, accidents can happen and things can go wrong. In the event that you need coverage, it's nice to know that Ford is going to have your back in a world that’s increasingly unpredictable and subject to change at any moment. Ford’s new vehicle warranty has constantly been competitive as the company always strives to be the best in every aspect related to the industry.