The Ford Edge – in both used and new form – has long been a favorite of Consumer Reports, which has lavished considerable praise on the crossover for years now. Most recently, the consumer organization has featured the Ford Edge on a number of “best of” lists, including naming it one of the best used two-row SUVs with the best fuel economy, the most reliable three year old vehicles, and one of the best mid-size crossovers in terms of reliability and fuel efficiency. Now, CR‘s love for the Edge continues, as the company has named the Blue Oval crossover as one of the best American vehicles on sale today – joining the Ford Escape Hybrid in that regard.
This new list features the best American cars, trucks, and SUVs/crossovers from traditional U.S. brands like Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis (which is actually a multinational corporation headquartered in Amsterdam, interestingly enough) based on the consumer organization’s overall score, which is determined via road testing, owner satisfaction ratings, safety, and reliability. Each of these vehicles has also earned CR‘s recommended status, though not every model on the list is actually built in the U.S.
In this particular case, the Ford Edge topped the list of compact crossovers from traditional U.S. brands with an overall score of 78 out of 100. The Edge not only earned Consumer Reports‘ Green Choice designation for its environmental friendliness, but also scored above average in the organization’s road testing, while earning a “good” score in predicted reliability and average predicted owner satisfaction.
Looking further down the road, production of the Edge will end at the Oakville Assembly plant in Canada following the 2023 model year, but a next-generation version of the crossover will be sold in China, though it’s unclear if it will live on in other parts of the world.
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So give it an extensive refresh and keep making it, dummies.
Best time to dump it!
this is the kind of thinking that has consumers and investors wondering about what Ford is doing.
Why mess with a good thing?
And yet they’re still planning on discontinuing it. Not a smart move Ford.
We all know electric vehicles are the future, the government is “making” it happen. All the auto companies have committed, at this time, unrecoverable amounts of funding and engineering to that end. I believe many of the hard to understand moves and outright mistakes being made by the company to be a result of the financial and engineering pressures inherent in developing this technology while at the same time remaining viable and competitive in more traditional automotive products. Electric tech (motors, batteries, self-drive,…. all of it) is being artificially paced. Expectations are higher than reality. Demand is and will continue to be subsidized, or frustrated by price and availability. Electric vehicles are really not prime-time yet, and yet consumers and auto makers are being pushed to make it happen. All of the aforementioned just to say,”Hard choices are being forced upon all of us, I hope we make it.”
This is masterful marketing…… Ford knows how to feed the ‘sheeple’ and keep them paying.
So let’s stop making it for the No. American market. Not very smart.
Looks like they will do a model run for the 2024 model year as the EV plant plans are not ready yet in Oakville.
The perfect sized SUV for NA, could have tweaked it, turned it into a hybrid, a PHEV and add back all the de-content! Hell, do the same to the Nautilus!
Great piece Gary, very well written and I agree 100%
I have a 2015 Ford Edge Titanium with 56,000 miles on it. Best vehicle I’ve ever owned and I’ve had GM, Chrysler and Toyota amongst Ford cars. I am sad that they are discontinuing it.
We have a 2008 Ford Edge Limited with 160,000 miles on it and we love it. Utility wise it is perfect for us. Great ride and perfect for long road trips. The rear seats fold down nicely and I can even transport 10 foot lumber when the front seat is folded down. Except for the PTU going out at 100k miles it hasn’t had any major issues. With a technology refresh we likely would have bought another Edge. Sorry to see it go and I hope Ford replaces it with something similar using the newer technologies.