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2024 Ford Edge Ranked Third In Segment For Initial Quality

Sadly for fans of the dependable crossover, the very last 2024 Ford Edge rolled off the assembly line at the Oakville Assembly plant in Canada in early May, marking the literal end of the line for that model. Though a new variant called the Edge L debuted for the Chinese market in February 2023, the North American Edge has officially been discontinued, but there are still some new 2024 Ford Edge models sitting on dealer lots. Additionally, the crossover continues to rack up accolades in spite of its demise, too.

The latest is a third-place finish in the mid-size SUV segment of J.D. Power’s 2024 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS), as the 2024 Ford Edge ranked only behind the segment-leading Nissan Murano and Chevy Blazer in this year’s IQS. It’s an impressive finish for certain, and means that the 2024 Ford Edge joins the Ford Bronco Sport, which topped the small SUV segment this year, as well as the Ford Explorer, which ranked second in its segment. Meanwhile, the Ford brand ranked above the mass market average, too.

The 2024 J.D. Power IQS is based on the responses of 99,144 purchasers and lessees of new 2024 model-year vehicles after 90 days of ownership. Its results are based on 227 different questions and relevant repair data across 10 categories – infotainment; features, controls and displays; exterior; driving assistance; interior; powertrain; seats; driving experience; climate; and unspecified. When the data was finalized, it found that automakers have made strides in certain areas, but continue to struggle with the implementation of new technology.

This is just the latest in a long line of accolades for the discontinued Ford Edge, which ranked third in the mid-size crossover segment of J.D. Power’s 2023 U.S. Dependability Study as well. The 2024 Ford Edge also made the cut on Consumer Reports’ latest list of the most reliable and fuel-efficient crossovers/SUVs on the market, too.

We’ll have more on the Edge soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Edge news and continuous 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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  2. Duane Dziedzic

    I’m so upset that the Edge is discontinued. We are on our third lease and just love it. Shame on Ford for discontinuing a great car especially for us seniors!!

  3. wjtinfwb

    Ford made a big mistake making AWD standard on Edge and therefore pushing its price up to near 40k, base. A 40k Edge SE has some pretty stout competition, but a front-drive version in the mid-30s is more attractive. A few years ago Edge SE’s were under 30k with incentives and I know of several Edge owners who were very with their sub 30k crossover. But at 40k +, I’d probably just step up to an Explorer for very little more.

  4. John

    The Chinese version of the Edge L has the Hybrid option and should have been the model to continue the edge IF it was built in Oakville . I would not have much faith in one built in China.


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