The Ford Edge has long been the proverbial apple of Consumer Reports‘ eye, earning spots on the organization’s lists of the best used two-row SUVs with the best fuel economy, the most reliable three-year-old vehicles, the most reliable and fuel efficient SUVs, the best SUVs for less than $40k, and the best American vehicles on the market, and it also ranked third in the mid-size crossover segment of J.D. Power’s 2023 U.S. Dependability Study. Now, the Ford Edge continues to add to its list of accolades after being named as one of the least expensive vehicles to maintain by Consumer Reports.
The vehicles that made the cut on this new list are those that present owners with the lowest routine maintenance and repair costs, based on 10 years of data. CR also added in the actual costs of repairs and maintenance for each vehicle on the list to give shoppers a pretty decent idea of what they can expect to shell out to keep them running for years to come.
In that regard, the Ford Edge has a 10-year average maintenance and repair cost of $3,190, which is a bit less than the average 10-year cost for mid-size crossovers at $3,915. Consumer Reports recommends going with the turbocharged Ford 2.0L I-4 EcoBoost to obtain the best fuel economy and lowest cost of ownership, too.
Additionally, CR notes that those looking to reduce their maintenance and repair costs as much as possible will want to avoid the sporty Edge ST, which is not only less fuel efficient, but also comes equipped with larger wheels, tires, and brakes, each of which costs more to replace than smaller, standard components. Regardless, the Edge stands out as an affordable vehicle not only to purchase in the first place, but also to maintain over a 10-year period.
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