Midsize SUVs are the hidden gems of the automotive industry. Why? They offer more room than compact crossovers and greater efficiency than their full-size counterparts. Easy to maneuver and fun to drive, they are ideal for those who don’t need a three-row land yacht but still want plenty of room to haul people and gear comfortably. This is the best way to describe the 2022 Ford Edge, one of the most popular midsize SUVs you’ll find on the road today.
Competing against models like the Honda Passport, Chevy Blazer, and Hyundai Santa Fe, the 2022 Edge has a lot going for it that its competitors can’t match. For starters, it carries the Ford name and Henry Ford’s legacy of putting the world on wheels. Ford is known for producing reliable, long-lasting vehicles that offer exceptional value via their capability and a long list of innovative features. They are workhorses that combine sophistication and style with capability, durability, and versatility. You know exactly what you’re getting when you buy a Ford, and that’s mile after mile of excellence.
This is especially true for the 2022 Edge, which delivers a broad spectrum of power that can satisfy the demands of daily drivers as well as the hunger of a performance-focused road warrior. Its spacious cabin is replete with luxuries and conveniences like leather upholstery and premium design details, as well as an impressive list of standard technology that pushes the Edge ahead of the competition. This technology extends from the standard 12.0-inch center touchscreen display and Ford’s remarkable SYNC 4 infotainment system to the Ford Co-Pilot 360 suite of safety and driver-assist tools.
The 2022 Edge’s affordable starting price makes the midsize SUV one of the best values in the segment. Ford’s reputation adds to this, but there’s more to the Edge’s value than that. Considering the many available upgrades, along with bold and sophisticated styling, it’s easy to see why Ford’s midsize SUV has an edge over the competition in 2022.
Versatility is a hot commodity in the current automotive market as drivers look for vehicles that can meet the demands of their workweek and match their sense of adventure on the weekend. The 2022 Edge is designed to do exactly that with its two-engine lineup that offers a wide range of power and performance. So, what’s under the hood?
The 2022 Edge SE, SEL, ST-Line, and Titanium trims come standard with a turbocharged 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder under the hood. The engine, which features fuel-saving automatic start-stop technology, is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission to give you quick, responsive shifting without missing a beat. This pairing is responsible for the Edge’s smooth handling and responsive performance, as well as its 250 horsepower, 280 lb-ft of torque, and a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. Surprisingly, this level of power doesn’t come at the cost of efficiency. The average fuel economy of 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway is another perk to owning the Edge.
If you’re looking for more power, Ford answers with the 2022 Edge ST that comes equipped with a 2.7-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V6. Featuring aluminum heads and a compact graphite iron block, the engine is lightweight and ready to roar. It makes the Edge ST a powerhouse on wheels as it churns out 335 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque, which feels even better when you switch into Sport Mode for improved throttle response and more aggressive shift points. Like the 2.0-liter, this power doesn’t drastically impact the Edge’s efficiency, with the ST averaging 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.
The 2022 Edge comes with a generous suite of standard technology that adds to its value. The heart of this technology is the 12.0-inch center touchscreen display that’s home to Ford’s SYNC 4 infotainment system. The state-of-the-art technology revolutionizes Ford’s operating system by offering a cloud-connected platform that delivers over-the-air updates, eliminating the need to visit the dealership to update the software. This ensures the Edge is running the latest software at any given time, which optimizes its performance and its ability to keep you connected, informed, and safe on the road.
Using the center touchscreen display, you’ll have access to your smartphone via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. The display is also home to an available WiFi hotspot that turns the Edge into a mobile workstation or entertainment venue that can support up to 10 devices within 50 feet of the vehicle. This means you can finish up that work email in the school parking lot, or your kids can stream their favorite movies as you head out of town for your annual family vacation.
Ford extends the Edge’s connectivity features with the Ford + Alexa app and the FordPass app. The Ford + Alexa app equips the Edge with a virtual assistant wherever the road leads. You can use the app to navigate the quickest route, stream your favorite music, respond to text messages, make calls, schedule appointments, and control your smart-home devices with a simple voice command. The FordPass app is designed to give you more control over the vehicle in the palm of your hand. The app allows you to remotely lock and unlock the Edge, start and stop the engine, locate the vehicle, and monitor its fluid levels from your smartphone.
Ford’s priority has always been its customers, and that means equipping every model with the best safety features available. The 2022 Edge is a great example of this and is replete with safety and driver-assist tools that are designed to improve your visibility and minimize the potential for collision from every angle. These tools are centralized in the Ford Co-Pilot 360 suite and give you the confidence and control you deserve when you’re behind the wheel.
Ford’s BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert helps you change lanes with confidence by keeping an eye on your blind spots and alerting you to traffic. Cross-Traffic Alert keeps an eye out for traffic behind you, which makes backing out of your driveway or a busy parking area a lot less stressful. The Edge’s Lane-Keeping System helps you keep the SUV in its lane by alerting you with subtle vibrations of the steering wheel and minor adjustments to your steering to reposition the Edge safely in its lane. If you drive out of your lane too many times, the Edge’s Driver Alert system will notify you that it might be time to take a break.
The 2022 Edge is always looking out for you, and it shows with tools like Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking. The tool constantly monitors the road ahead for potential collisions. If it determines a collision with a pedestrian or another vehicle is imminent, it will automatically apply the brakes to bring the SUV to an emergency stop to avoid or minimize impact.
Ford also improves your time navigating traffic with tools like Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane Centering. Think about how tedious it is to navigate bumper-to-bumper traffic on the highway where you constantly have to set and reset your cruise control. Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go eliminates this by constantly monitoring the flow of traffic ahead and adjusting the Edge’s speed as needed. The addition of Lane Centering keeps the Edge safely in its lane while adaptive cruise control navigates the road ahead.