The current generation of Ford’s mid-size crossover has been around for a while. Some critics say it’s a little bit outdated. Others suggest it could be discontinued soon. However, the fact is that it still marks some pretty impressive sales numbers, which is a clear indicator that the Blue Oval company won’t rush with decisions on this model. In other words, we expect that the 2023 Ford Edge will be a typical carryover model and that it won’t feature any notable change.
So, we are about to see a familiar design, which still has a lot of good things to offer. The Edge may not have the nicest cabin in the class, but the amout of interior space is pretty impressive. Also, we like the powerful engine lineup very much, while the list of standard features is pretty long.
Considering all this, we presume that the 2023 Ford Edge will hit the market in typical time, sometime in the last quarter of 2022.
2023 Ford Edge Design
Design-wise, not many things have changed in the last couple of years. The last time we saw a big update was in 2019. That year, the Edge received a massive facelift, which included completely new front and rear ends, as well as big interior udpates. The current iteration still looks modern, so we have no doubt that the 2023 Ford Edge will continue in the same way. Of course, there is always room for minor changes, for things like new color options.
The ride quality of this SUV is good. Well, the Edge may not be the most athletic SUV around, but the ride offers a good balance between comfort and performance. Also, the steering is precise enough for a convenient ride. Also, it’s worth mentioning that all-wheel-drive is standard since the last year.
As we already mentioned, the interior quality is probably the weakest point of this crossover. The dashboard looks a little bit old, especially the center stack with those vertically-oriented air vents. Also, the build quality isn’t particularly great. Most of the cabin is made from plastics and other low-rent materials and the only good thing is that the key rival, Chevy Blazer, doesn’t look much better from the inside either.
On the other hand, no one can complain in terms of interior space and practicality. This SUV comes with two very spacious rows of seats, which accommodate adults with ease. Furthermore, the front seats are massive and offer decent support. The driving position is good, as well as the visibility in most directions.
When it comes to the cargo area, you may count on 39.4 cubic feet behind the second row and around 73.5 cubic feet of the total cargo volume. That’s about average for the segment.
We don’t believe that the 2023 Ford Edge could bring novelties in this aspect either. Instead, most of the things should remain the same as in the current model, which comes standard with goodies like dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, a 12-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, four USB ports, satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hot spot, and a six-speaker stereo. Additionally, there are upgrades like wireless device charging, navigation, and a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen stereo, as well as ambient interior lighting, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a household-style power outlet, remote start, a universal garage door opener, and a panoramic roof.
When it comes to safety features, all models will come standard with forward collision warning, forward emergency braking, pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, automatic high beams, rear parking sensors etc.
2023 Ford Edge Engines
The Edge has always been known for peppy engines and the next year’s model will be no exception. We are about to see two familiar units on the offer. Base models will come equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 250 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, which is enough to satisfy most of the drivers. For those who look for something more powerful, there is a capable 2.7-liter V6, which puts out around 325 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. Interestingly, the base engine comes in pair with an 8-speed automatic transmission, while the V6 comes coupled with a 7-speed unit.
When it comes to fuel economy, the base engine returns around 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, which is pretty good for the segment. On the other hand, the V6 is good for about 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.
2023 Ford Edge Release Date and Price
We expect surprises for the next year, so the 2023 Ford Edge should hit the market sometime in the last quarter of 2022. The starting price should go around 35.000 dollars. Models like Honda Passport, Chevy Blazer and Nissan Murano are key competitors.