Is the 2022 Ford Edge a Good Fit For You? Find Out With the New Model Walkthrough
Searching for a midsize SUV but doesn’t require three rows of seats? We’ve got you covered at Advantage Ford. The 2022 Ford Edge along with its two-row is now available and provides additional room. In fact, it boasts more space than the majority of compact crossovers. This Ford’s appearance is finely designed and provides either a turbocharged four-cylinder or a 335-horsepower twin-turbo V6, however, the latter is oriented to the high-performance ST model.
Moreover, the Edge’s cabin can be equipped with several opulent items, such as a large 12.0-inch infotainment system that’s put on view.
What’s New for 2022?
Base-level SE models can be optioned with a dark Appearance bundle beginning in the 2022 trim year. It incorporates 19-inch jet black wheels and a variety of dark outside accents. The SEL model also adds a discretionary Adventure bundle that comes with 18-inch wheels as well as off-road tires, leatherette upholstery, in addition to gray and jet black exterior accents.
Many new dealer-installed attachments and accessories connect on the spec sheet as well, such as a middle console-mounted safe.
Cost and Which Trim to Purchase
To get the most bang for your buck, we suggest opting for the mid-range SEL trim that offers the turbocharged four-cylinder. From the SE up to the SEL, you can take advantage of the additional features that validate the price increase, some of which include a leather-sheathed steering wheel, a dimming rear-view mirror, nine-speaker stereo, front heated seats, and more.
The price range on the low end of the spectrum with the SE trim begins at a modest $37,279. And on the higher end, the price balloons to a cool $57,770 for the ST model.
Motor, Performance, and Transmission
With the base turbocharged four-cylinder, you can generate 250 horsepower. And despite its relaxed acceleration, it will offer sufficient power for the majority of drivers. If you’re searching for an SUV that can keep up with more brisk and energetic vehicles—then you’ll want to opt for the ST trim. The ST generates a 335-hp twin-turbo 2.7-litre V-6 and customary AWD.
Moreover, it’s enjoyable to cruise in and offers a comforting sense of stability when driving around sharp corners. Its steering is beautifully weighted – it’s almost communicative, and its ride quality is pleasant even on rough and rugged road surfaces.
Real-World MPG and Fuel Economy
Four-cylinder trims are ranked for 46.6km on the highway, and even the stylish ST trim earns a 40km highway ranking. We have yet to test the four-cylinder with its novel eight-speed automatic feature, but on our 120km fuel-economy curve, the ST did 40km, equalling its estimate.
Interior, Cargo, and Comfort
The Edge’s cabin can fit four full-grown adults comfortably and is a pleasant space for an extensive excursion or road trip. Additionally, materials within the cabin were chosen with care and detail in mind. The interior composition is also simple and underrated, with ample amounts of space for both cargo and people.
The Edge was able to accommodate 29 pieces of our luggage – 29 carry-on suitcases to be exact. Its rivals are nearly equal in regards to cargo space, however, the Edge’s generous storage cubbies and moderately more commodious cabin have the upper hand.
Infotainment and Connectedness
Each Edge trim comes standard with Ford’s newest Sync 4A software interface that offers a giant 12.0-inch touchscreen display. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are also standard and work via a wireless connection. Moreover, Ford also provides a Wi-Fi hotspot on each trim, however, in-dash navigation is discretionary.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Attributes
Numerous alluring driver-assistance technologies come as stock equipment such as automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, and lane-keeping assist. And more modern and state-of-the-art features are optional. Key safety features include:
- Standard automated emergency braking
- Standard lane-departure alert and lane-keeping assist
- Adaptive cruise control
Maintenance and Warranty Coverage
A basic warranty coverage comes as a standard feature with the 2022 Ford Edge.
- The limited warranty covers 58,000km (or three years)
- Powertrain warranty covers 96,000km (or five years)