The Ford Edge has earned considerable praise from Consumer Reports over the past few months as the consumer organization has named the crossover a superior option to the Honda Passport, one of the best SUVs for less than both $35k and $40k, one of the 10 best SUVs on sale today, 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 2022 Ford Edge has once again earned accolades from Consumer Reports, which just named the crossover among the best mid-sizers in terms of reliability and fuel efficiency.
To make this particular list, mid-size crossovers and/or SUVs must score well in Consumer Reports‘ road tests, get 21 miles-per-gallon overall or better, and offer up average or better predicted reliability ratings. Additionally, every vehicle on the list offers an array of standard advanced safety features and performed well in crash testing.
In that regard, the 2022 Ford Edge ranked sixth on this particular list with an overall score of 80, while Consumer Reports called the model “a pleasant, well-rounded vehicle with agile handling and a steady ride.” Other positive attributes include a quiet cabin, as well as a bevy of standard safety features including forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and blind-spot warning.
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.