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2023 Ford Edge Titanium Gains Standard ActiveX Seating

In recent years, Ford has been adding ActiveX seats to a variety of vehicles, including the Ford EcoSport, Ford Edge, Ford Explorer, Ford Escape, and Ford Mustang, to name a few. ActiveX is a high-end synthetic material that retains a premium look and feel with more durability and stain resistance than traditional leather. Ford also says that ActiveX is easier to clean, and it contains no animal-based material. Lincoln is gaining a new material dubbed Dura-Touch, which is somewhat similar. Now, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that the 2023 Ford Edge Titanium is also adding standard ActiveX seating, with a bit of a twist.

For the 2022 model year, the Titanium trimmed crossover came with traditional leather seats, but it’s making the switch to ActiveX for the 2023 model year. However, the 2023 Ford Edge Titanium seats are also gaining something a bit new – FreeForm technology from supplier Magna, which is a trim cover technique that gives automakers more leeway in terms of design by making it possible to add all sorts of shapes and crisp styling lines to seats as sharp as 3-4 mm radii compared to 20-25 mm for traditional cut-and-sew methods.

Meanwhile, the 2023 Ford Edge will present a host of other changes for the new model year, starting with a couple of deletions – namely, the crossover is ditching its SecuriCode keyless entry keypad entirely, as Ford Authority reported earlier this months, as well as its trio of Outfitters cargo packages that just debuted on the model for the 2022 model year.

The high-performance 2023 Edge ST is gaining the new ST Interior Appearance Package, which is optional on High Package (401A) models and includes leather-trimmed seats with Miko inserts and Race Red and Raptor Blue accent stitching, a perforated leather steering wheel with an ST logo and Race Red and Raptor Blue accent stitching, and those same colors adorning accent stitching present on the door inserts, center console lid, and front and rear floor mats. Those that want to custom order a 2023 Edge can also nab a pre-order discount good for $500 off the crossover.

We’ll have more on the 2022 Edge soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Edge news, and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. Will

    You forgot to mention that Ford is discontinuing the Edge to make overpriced EVs that people don’t want, as well as the Nautilus. Sales of the Edge are up year over year, one of the few Ford products that can claim that.

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    1. Arcee

      I would argue that sales are “up” because no one was buying them before. The market went all sideways and there were still plenty left at dealers. People needed a new vehicle, couldn’t find what they really wanted, and settled for an Edge because it was available.

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      1. Will

        It was never a huge seller like Explorer, but did over 100K consistantly and that was with big incentives, rebates, low APR. To do as well as it is doing now, without incentives and out selling by much more the Mach E, it is a good year.

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        1. Arcee

          They sold 134K in 2018, 138K in 2019, 109K in 2020, 85K in 2021, and 57K so far in 2022. Definitely on the downward slide even with the supply issues. Can’t really compare the Edge to the Mach-E. No one cross shops the Edge and the Mach-E.

          The Escape, Bronco Sport, and Explorer all have better sales the last three years than the Edge even with the supply issues.

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  2. kevin

    i like the edge but its waaaay overpriced when the explorere is bigger and “cheaper” this is suppose to slot around the bronco size and pricing if the 2023 would get blue cruise count me in

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  3. NCEcoBoost

    Decontent and raise prices even more. Great strategy with the economy teetering. Now, delete standard AWD and redo the entire model (but keep it). Few want EVs. Wake up!

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  4. Drew Ford Retire

    Call it what it is… decontenting, cheapening, money grabbing, shameful. Vinyl! I don’t want and won’t buy vinyl. And I don’t care if Tesla does it.

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  5. Ron Edge

    I have owned four Edges (2007, 2013, 2018 and a new to me 2013 as a se one car). Obviously I love them. I have been a Ford fan for 60 years and am very disappointed to hear that Ford is discontinuing “my car” the Edge. I may still buy a 2022/2023 Edge and that will probably be my LAST Ford.

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  6. Terry A Wahl

    I am a Ford Consumer loved my 2012 Escape best body and dependable was last good body style then little piss ant bodies to low to the ground too small Bought 2020 Edge SEL good deal nice car Now I wanted a blue one they are being discontinued Ford doesn’t really want to sell mw a car guess I will pick a different brand So sad my dad, my brother, my son and other relatives worked and retired from FORD But no loyalty from the company

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