Ford has sharpened the Edge’s performance for 2019, improving acceleration and fuel economy. The automaker also has made key safety features standard across the model range—a move that we applaud. The Edge remains a pleasant, well-rounded vehicle that is distinguished by handling agility, steady ride, quiet interior, and an overall premium feel. Thanks to its driving experience, it feels like a more upscale vehicle.
Alerts
There are 2 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard.
Road Test

Ford has sharpened the Edge’s performance for 2019, improving acceleration and fuel economy. The automaker also has made key safety features standard across the model range—a move that we applaud.

The Edge remains a pleasant, well-rounded vehicle that is distinguished by handling agility, steady ride, quiet interior, and an overall premium feel.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 8-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2-liter 4 turbo (250 hp)
  • 2.7-liter V6 turbo (335 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2019 Ford Edge owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

"In manual, it will NOT shift from 2nd to 3rd, but will shift from 4th to 3rd. In Auto, no problem....."

Fred A., PA (2019 Ford Edge ST 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Slipping transmission

"Shifts from 2nd to 3rd and 3rd to 4th sounded like the transmission was slipping fairly seriously particularly when engine and transmission was cold."

Anonymous, NE (2019 Ford Edge ST 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Transmission computer

"What happens the most is, I pull up in front of my house, to back in the driveway, put the transmission in reverse, and sometimes it will take 5-8 seconds before it shifts into reverse. Sometimes I have to put it in park, then reverse for it to shift. My worry is, a car coming up behind me, and rear ending me, while I wait for it to shift. The dealer says they could not replicate it, so they couldn't do anything about it."

Ron D., NY (2019 Ford Edge Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"Was not able to put vehicle in drive. Towed to dealer, which is awaiting a part to replace. Still waiting two weeks later. Dealer has no idea when the part will be available. Dealer has provided a free rental vehicle."

Anonymous, MI (2019 Ford Edge ST 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Rotary gear selector froze up, could not move from park .."

Dwight B., WA (2019 Ford Edge Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Display screen freezes up

"These problem were addressed on the first service call."

Fred A., PA (2019 Ford Edge ST 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"The screen would simply turn a blue color and remain in that mode until the engine was turned off and restarted."

Jim S., OK (2019 Ford Edge Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Display screen goes blank

"Backup camera would not turn off when driving forward. The screen would go blank. The front camera would sporadically come on. A phone conversation would count off."

Jim S., OK (2019 Ford Edge Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Software update fixes

"After other software related hiccups, My car has most recently failed to start twice. Both times left me stranded and in need of a tow service. The second example happened less than 24 hours after a certified ford dealership performed software updates and “fixed” the problem. Ford has yet to acknowledge these problems in an open, honest manner. I now have more than 4 visits to ford/Lincoln dealerships for software related problems. The earliest red flag came around 5,000 miles. I have been told “they couldn’t simulate the problem” or that “a software update was run and it should be fixed”. My vehicle is currently at a ford dealership. When given a loaner car, I was actually told that in doing so, this service manager was “doing me a favor”. I can honestly say almost all of the service employees have been VERY nice and really tried to help me. I’ve heard nothing from Ford in any capacity."

Anonymous, NY (2019 Ford Edge)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Headlights

"Adaptive Headlights came from the factory disabled. Ford is aware and I'm waiting for a fix. This is unacceptable for a $50,000 vehicle to not have all the paid for feature available to the user at time of purchase."

Anonymous, IN (2019 Ford Edge ST 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Ford intentionally deleted the Adaptive LED Headlamp menu from my vehicle (prior to selling it to me brand new). I noticed that the headlights weren't self-testing, so I brought it into my dealership for diagnostics. The dealership confirmed that Ford engineers are aware of the issue (SSM # 47810) and are working on a repair. It would have been nice if there was some transparency since it is a costly option (included in 301A Equipment Group) to select when customers purchase the vehicle. My Edge Titanium (Elite w/AWD) was manufactured on November 18, 2018, without the Adaptive Headlamp menu being installed, so Ford engineers have been working on a solution now for over five months! It's not a safety-related matter, but the dealership told me that if my Edge was not equipped with Adaptive Headlamps and I wanted them installed — it would cost about $6000 CDN to fit it with the technology. Adaptive LED Headlamps are a significant/costly add-on feature, and I don't think that Ford engineering is giving it the attention it deserves. Bare minimum, Ford should notify customers of the defect — not delete menu options and let us discover it on our own."

Anonymous, ON (2019 Ford Edge Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Wiper motor or washer

"NEED TO RETURN TOP DEALER FOR SERVICE AS MY AUTO WIPER SYSTEM IS NOT WORKING"

Anonymous, FL (2019 Ford Edge Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Shocks or struts

"Both rear shocks started leaking and had to be replaced."

Anonymous, FL (2019 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Springs or torsion bars

"Dealership Repair Information: Complaint: Check for rattling noise in the back, seems to thump from side to side when turning sharp. Correction: Diagnosed and found sway bar bolts missing on left rear. Replaced sway bar bushing, hold down and bolts. Retested OK. *I think the sway bar bolts were missing from the factory line. It thumped over bumps from the day I bought it but got worse as time went on. Perhaps they were installed but not correctly tightened? Either way, the bolts fell off the vehicle at some point; it now drives quietly over bumps."

Anonymous, ON (2019 Ford Edge Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"Misagjusted rear door fit from the factory. Rear of door was not flush with rear quarter panel (slightly proud). We have a fix-it due bill on it."

Robert B., CA (2019 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Engine light kept coming on and dealer had to clean connections and reset."

Anonymous, ON (2019 Ford Edge Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Squeaks or rattles

"HAD TO RETURN THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER RIGHT AFTER LEASING IT, DUE TO EXTREME RATTLES IN THE BODY. MECHANIC FOUND 13 CHASSIS BOLTS THAT HAD NOT BEEN TORQUED TO PROPER SPECS AT THE FACTORY!"

Anonymous, FL (2019 Ford Edge Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

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