The 2023 Ford Edge is a midsize crossover SUV that can transport up to five people in comfort and style around Martinsville, Danville, Rocky Mount, and Greensboro, and it’s also a competent long-range cruiser for journeys further afield. The Edge is also available in a great selection of trim levels and personalities to suit many shoppers, budgets, and tastes.
Whether you’re looking for great value, all-wheel drive capability, excellent safety credentials, sporty styling, engaging performance, or comfortable interiors, the 2023 Ford Edge can deliver all that and more. The lineup starts with the entry-level Edge SE, representing excellent value for money. Refrain from assuming the SE is a fleet-only model that some automakers produce to deliver an enticing starting price to lure value-conscious shoppers.
The second model in the lineup is the SEL. Although the standard specification isn’t substantially more generous than the entry-level SE, the SEL is the gateway model to many desirable options you might want that are not available for the SE. Next is the ST-Line, which delivers the sporty look so many shoppers want without asking you to pay a premium for extra power and performance you may not want or need. The fourth trim level is the Edge Titanium, which piles on comfort and luxury. And if you want the sport look with performance to match, make sure you check out the range-topping Edge ST.
The first thing that needs pointing out about the 2023 Ford Edge is that all models get all-wheel drive as part of their standard specification, so you don’t have to pay more money to get that extra capability. The standard powertrain is excellent, and most prospective owners will be more than happy with the power and performance it delivers.
If you go for any version of the Ford Edge other than the range-topping ST trim, the engine under the hood is a 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbo-four that puts out 250 horsepower and 280 lb.-ft. of torque with premium fuel. The power goes to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission, and you’ll still get 227 horsepower if you stick with regular gas. However, if you’d like something considerably more powerful, the ST rocks a standard 2.7-liter V-6 EcoBoost engine that produces 335 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque. It can get the Edge ST from 0 to 60 mph in less than six seconds, and standard sportier suspension and steering tuning is part of the deal to cope with the extra power.
The 2023 Ford Edge doesn’t cut corners in any crucial area of standard equipment, especially concerning safety features. All models come with blind-spot monitors, active lane control, automatic emergency braking, a rearview camera, Ford’s SOS Post-Crash Alert System, loads of airbags, and tire pressure monitoring with individual tire pressure displays. And you only have to go to the SEL trim for adaptive cruise control and a front-facing camera to be standard.
Standard all-wheel drive, 18-inch alloy wheels, a 12.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, the Co-Pilot360 driver-assistance package, dual-zone climate control, and FordPass Connect 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot are just part of the base model’s specification. The SEL adds synthetic leather, power-adjustable and heated front seats, keyless start, and LED headlights, and things get better and better as you go higher.
Some people could take the 2023 Ford Edge for granted as so many new and shiny SUVs are constantly entering the market, but that would be a grave error. The Edge is an exceptional five-seat midsize SUV with excellent performance that can be outstanding value for money. See for yourself with a test drive from Nelson Ford at 201 East Commonwealth Boulevard, Martinsville, VA, or call us at (276) 638-2331 to book an appointment for a time and date that fits your schedule.