The Ford Edge has earned considerable praise from Consumer Reports over the past few months, being named as a superior option to the Honda Passport and Chevy Blazer, one of the best SUVs for less than both $35k and $40k, one of the 10 best SUVs on sale today, among the best mid-sizers in terms of reliability and fuel efficiency, and one of the best SUVs in terms of rear-seat comfort, while the Edge was also the top ranked vehicle in the U.S. in terms of brand loyalty in May 2022. Now, the 2020 Ford Edge has earned yet another accolade from Consumer Reports, which just named it one of the safest and most reliable used three-year-old vehicles on the market.
Slightly used vehicles such as the 2020 Ford Edge offer modern technology and safety features at a lower price than a new equivalent, which is precisely the driving factor behind this latest study. Consumer Reports looked at vehicles from the 2020 model year and selected the best based on a variety of factors, including its own ratings for performance, reliability, and owner satisfaction, average or better reliability in owner surveys, IIHS and NHTSA crash test results, and an official “recommended” rating from the consumer organization.
In that regard, the 2020 Ford Edge performed admirably, making the cut as one of the safest and most reliable three-year-old vehicles tested by Consumer Reports. The crossover earned high marks for its owner-reported fuel economy of 24 miles-per-gallon on average, its excellent performance in road testing, a good reliability rating, and the fact that it comes standard with forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and blind spot warning systems.
The Edge is scheduled to be discontinued in North America following the 2023 model year, as Ford Authority reported in January, but has received a few updates for the new model year. Those include the addition of standard ActiveX seating for Titanium trim and the new ST Interior Appearance Package, as well as the deletion of all Outfitters cargo packages and the SecuriCode Keyless Entry Keypad.