2013 Ford Edge SEL from North America
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