2013 Ford Edge SEL AWD 3.5 litre


A well built, designed and attractive cross over


The only item that has needed to be replaced in this first year of ownership was the locking mechanism on the driver's side door, and that was replaced under warranty.

General Comments:

I find the 2013 Edge to be a good looking, well put together and feature rich crossover. Mine came equipped with the enormous panoramic roof, heated leather seats, backup camera, touch My Sync, headrest mounted video players, etc.

A lot has been said about the ease of using this version of the My Sync system, and while perhaps not ideal in layout or function, I have found that it works well and it's easy enough to get the hang of with a little practice and familiarity.

The interior is very comfortable and quiet, making long trips a pleasure and short hops around town a breeze. It will comfortably seat four adults or five on short drives. Steering is quite responsive, but a little isolated from the road for my taste. The engine is powerful enough and handles highways and hills with equal ease. That said, the Edge is a fairly heavy car and so acceleration from the stop line is not exactly thrilling. My combined city/highway mileage with 20 inch summer tires is 11.4/100 km and 10.4/100 km with 18 inch winter tires. Not spectacular, but it helps that the car uses Regular unleaded gas.

Visibility is good overall, although the B pillar can make left shoulder checking a little difficult, especially when backing up, but the camera system helps with that. Other than the door latch mentioned previously, nothing on the car has failed or broken, and maintenance costs to date have been comparable to my previous vehicles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 20th October, 2016

2013 Ford Edge SEL

General Comments:

First of all, I absolutely enjoy my 2013 Ford Edge. I was a little skeptical at first about downsizing from a truck to a SUV, but it ended up being a great decision. 4/5 stars.

My criteria for a vehicle include:

- Affordability: Monthly payments, insurance, maintenance.

- Reliability: Have there been a history of reported problems.

- Options: Leather seats, heated seats, all-wheel drive, color.

- Utility: Is it able to haul/carry large or bulky items.

First, the Edge has been very affordable. I previously had an F-150; the payments, insurance and fuel are considerably less. The only cost that has increased has been the fee for the license tags for each year. Second, it has been an extremely reliable vehicle. There have been no mechanical issues to speak of, just the regularly scheduled maintenance. When it comes to options, I am somewhat picky. I like what I like. Heated leather seats, satellite radio, four or all-wheel drive, and the color being red, silver or black, have been requirements for me to make a vehicle purchase. Again, I can check the box on my must-haves; heated leather seats, all-wheel drive, satellite radio, and black paint. The only option I do wish was available would have to be vented seats for those hot summer days.

If you are in the market for a vehicle like this, you may fall into a couple of different categories. You probably have a family, might live in the suburbs, and are educated. For me, I can fit into what I would call the typical customer. I have a family and can attest that this is a great family car. The smooth ride does not wake up a sleeping baby. There is plenty of room in the back seat for multiple car seats and the leather seats make cleaning up messes a breeze.

As with anything, there will always be something that you wish was better. I have been impressed with this purchase, especially with the stigma that foreign vehicles are of a better quality. I would highly recommend this vehicle to anyone.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th September, 2016