The new 2013 Ford Edge stands out among the crossover crowd with its technology, large interior space, and excellent fuel efficiency. Optional EcoBoost and a V6 engine also make this vehicle a popular choice for many looking for a little extra.
With a few changes from the previous model year, the Ford Edge returns with an extremely spacious interior, easily capable of seating five adults. Standard technology includes a USB port for music players and MyKey, which let parents program in speed and volume controls for younger drivers. MyTouch, the combination of Bluetooth and touchscreens to replace dozens of buttons, makes the dashboard neat and tidy. Voice-activated and steering-wheel-button commands control smaller functions like climate control and navigation. It is made from finer materials than in the past, including soft plastics and less blocky shapes. The optional Sony sound system's glossy black panel offers a high-end audio look and suggests a much higher asker price than Ford is asking.
Outside, the 2013 Ford Edge is conservatively detailed. Its standout is the wide, deep chrome grille. It has softly rounded curves and gently tapered glass. On the Sport trim, the 2013 Ford Edge adds on black-tinted metallic trim, a body kit, and grey inserts on the seats with contrasting stitching.
The 2013 Ford Edge comes with the usual safety equipment and adds some options not available on competitors. Along with several airbags, it is equipped with stability control with integral hill-start assist, which stops it from rolling backwards on an incline. Also offered is a blind-spot monitor system, cross-traffic alert, and adaptive cruise control. All of these features have earned it the distinction of being an IIHS Top Safety Pick.
Thanks to a quiet and comfortable cabin, abundant features, and smooth exterior, the 2013 Ford Edge is a top choice for those looking for a midsize crossover SUV.