Ford Edge

What makes the Ford Edge so special, and how does it stack up against the competition?

What is the Ford Edge

The Ford Edge is the middle child in the Ford SUV family but in all the good ways. The Edge is a nice mix between the Escape and the Explorer, sharing some of the great benefits of each. The Ford Edge rivals some luxury vehicles with its spacious cabin, stellar fit and finishes, quiet driving characteristics and spirited handling. There are multiple trim levels to choose from each has its own unique features, allowing you to decide between a base spec, a luxurious and comfort-focused drive, or a super fun and sporty demeanour. If you’re looking for the perfect blend of modern tech, space and comfort, the Ford Edge might be the right SUV for you.

Trim Levels of The Ford Edge

Below is a list of the available trim levels for the Ford Edge for the 2023 model year.


Starting at the very attractive price of $39,79, the SE trim level is the entry-level into the Ford Edge, coming with the most basic feature set designed to get you from point a to point b in comfort.

This model comes standard with the 2.0L Ecoboost, AWD, and an 8-speed automatic transmission. One of the main appeals to this trim level is how affordable it is. Options are somewhat limited in that you can’t spec it out to a high price. You have the option between 7 exterior paint colours and 2 interiors, either black or tan/ beige option at no extra cost.


The SEL trim level is the next step up, starting at $43,699 which steps up the design and options available. This is the perfect trim level if you want a blend of affordability and customization, paired with great comfort features.

The SEL trim comes standard with the same drivetrain as the SE, but with some additional standard features such as the 201A package. This package comes with things such as Power Liftgate, Rear Parking Sensors, Remote Start System, LED Signature Lighting With Dark Bezel, and more!


Kicking up the sport factor, you can get the ST-Line, starting at $46,589. This trim level adds a few extra bits to elevate the look and cleans up the appearance inside and out.

Some model highlights include all the SEL 201A standard features, a Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel with Red Stitching, Wireless Charging Pad, Special ST-Line Fender Badging, and some super stealthy 20″ Premium Gloss Black-Painted Aluminum Wheels.


The Titanium is everything you need and some. The Ford Edge Titanium starts at $47,319 and has many exciting features. The Titanium is the trim for those looking for a little more luxury in their Edge, whereas the ST-Line and ST might be too sporty.

It is geared to a slightly different drive than the ST-Line and ST, so it comes with a different set of standard and optional features. You’ll find it equipped with all the standard SEL features, plus Forward-Sensing System, Available B&O Sound System, Heated Steering Wheel and ActiveX Sport BUcket Front Seats, Hands-Free, Foot-Activated Liftgate and more.


The top-of-the-line ST trim is the ultimate Edge in terms of sporty driving. It starts at $53,669 and delivers an unmatched level of performance and sophistication during each drive. Whether you’re looking for a little more spice in your daily commute, or a nice SUV to take the family on a weekend adventure, the Edge ST is the right vehicle for you.

The Edge ST as you would expect comes very well equipped, coming with the SEL 201A Standard Features. In addition to enhancing performance, the ST is equipped with a 2.7L V6 Ecoboost engine that delivers extra power precisely when you need it the most. The interior is very comfortable with features like the B&O Sound System and special ST Bolstered Captains Chairs with City Silver Stitching and Embossed ST Logo.

The Ford Edge

Starting at $39,879

Top Competitors With The Ford Edge

Nissan Murano

Starting From

$ 37,498 .00

Chevrolet Blazer

Starting From

$ 27,342 .00

Kia Sorento

Starting From

$ 37,683 .00

Subaru Outback

Starting From

$ 32,695 .00

The Nissan Murano

The Nissan Murano is a sleek and stylish Mid-size SUV that stands out from the pack. The Murano doesn’t try to stand out and look overly sporty or rugged like some competitors but instead takes a function-over-form approach.

Despite the relatively appealing looks, the Murano falls short in the performance department. This is mainly due to its aging platform compared to its rival who have mostly all recently updated their platforms. The Murano’s CVT detracts from the driving experience, making the acceleration feel sluggish and unresponsive. The V6 puts out fairly impressive power, but does not overcome the setbacks the CVT imposes.

The Murano mkaes up for some of the drawbacks in terms of perfomance with an impressive interior and appealing features. This includes a standard suite of driver-assistance features and user-friendly touchscreen infotainment system with execllent connectivity options. The Murano also offers a decently luxurious and well equipped interior for the pricepoint.

How Does The Ford Edge Compare?

There is almost nothing that stands out.

The Nissan Murano is yet another mid-size SUV in this very busy and highly competitive segment, with plenty going for it. The issue with the Murano isn’t anything to do with itself, as it has more to do with some of the amazing competition that it is going up against. The Murano lacks excitement and some of the character that much of the competition has, and the CVT is a major proponent of it.

The Ford Edge comes with multiple different trim levels and 2 of which are dedicated to improving the sporty drive. The rest places focus on luxury and relaxing on your drive. While The Ford Edge offers distinct skill sets and feature sets that are purpose-built for each trim level, the Murano takes a different approach. It offers different trim levels that only add a few features here and there, rather than a unique set of capabilities that cater to specific needs or preferences.

The Chevrolet Blazer

The Chevy Blazer is a relatively new Mid-size SUV that sets itself apart from the competition with its unique, eye-catching appearance. It uses design characteristics reminiscent of muscle cars which are sure to turn heads. It has bold, aggressive angles and shapes, fenders and bumpers, but is less impressive as the performance and capability sadly do not live up to its promising appearance.

The Chevrolet Blazer comes in at a very appealing starting price, but don’t be fooled as it can be optioned quite highly as well. It comes with multiple engine options, with the top model having 308hp for a slightly sporty drive and better towing capacity, up to 4,500lbs. Despite the appealing styling, the drive is not nearly as engaging as one might expect.

The interior styling takes some queues from the Camaro, featuring round air vents and soft-touch plastics with a two-tone colour scheme. While of course, the higher trim levels come with better materials, some of the lower level trims have less than-ideal material choices scattered throughout. Storage is satisfactory and has many different spots, slots and cubbies to hide and stow small things.

How Does The Ford Edge Compare?

The Edge isn’t trying to be something it’s not.

The Ford Edge does not take design queues from a sports car. The Ford Edge also does not imitate a different vehicle. The Ford Edge was built from the ground up to be a Ford Edge, and nothing else. The Chevy Blazer tries very hard to be something it isn’t. Not only is it not a Camaro, but it also isn’t even sporty in the slightest. It is a basic, entry-level mid-size SUV that leans heavily on the fact that it has heritage, and over-the-top styling to sell rather than creating something compelling to bring to the table.

The Ford Edge may have a higher starting price but has a great level of improvement over much of the competition. Based on the appeal of the Chevy Blazer, the Ford Edge ST does a supremely better job at delivering what it claims to be, in a far better package. The Edge ST is a no-frills sporty mid-size SUV in a price range that makes it highly competitive. While the Edge ST is a sportier SUV, it isn’t designed to deliver record-breaking straight-line performance, as it is geared more toward fun on the backroads, highway on-ramps, and zipping around town.

The Kia Sorento

The 2023 Kia Sorento rides the coatails of the Telluride, with many similar design elements and bosy panels. The ebenfit of the Kia Sorento over the Telluride, besides the price, is the size and fuel efficiency. Kia has a plethora of trim levels to choose from, staring at a very competitive, all the way to a high price version with some more features of the same SUV.

The Kia Sorento does not even attempt to portray a sporty SUV, as it doesn’t come with any trim levels related to performance. It is also important to note that it has limited customization on the build and price which might be a deterrent to some. Kia has designed its lineup to be very “you get what you get” but at least you can pick your favourite colour as long as you like the basic greyscale and typical blue and red.

The Sorento has a relatively spacious interior, primarily in the rear seating which is great if you find yourself consistently travelling with 2 passengers and more. Passed the rear seatong, the Sorento has a well-built interior. You can get a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and a 10.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system which brings ther Sorento into the modern day in cotrast to some of the competiton.

How Does The Ford Edge Compare?

More trim levels, but less distinction.

Kia has positioned itself as having an all-inclusive build and price, leaving less on the table for customization. The Sorento can be priced out a little or as high as you’d like, but on the more extreme side, starting very low, and ending veyr high. This is great because you can decide what you want based on what you’re willing to spend, but also means you are locked into a specific build besides some key features.

Ford is nearly the polar opposite allowing you to customize every aspect of the vehicle, from the paint and wheels, all the way to mud flaps, roof rails, floor mats and more. The level of customization that Ford offers is unmatched and lets you build the exact Edge that you want. The Kia Sorento also lacks the sport-focused trims that the Edge has, like the ST-Line and ST. Ford has a background i building serious performance vehicles, and without pushing it or being over the top with promoting it, a lot of the features tend to trickle down from their Mustangs and Raptors into their sporty SUVs.

The Subaru Outback

Subaru is a popular choice for many, as they have a wide variety of vehicles to choose from, ranging from family haulers, all the way to some sporty and off-road-focused options. The Outback runs right down the middle as it is a nice family option, with some elevated off-road capability over the competition. The Subaru Outback has a unique and recognizable style that is often associated with the brand. Its exterior design features sharp angles and bold details that make it stand out on the road.

Subaru has designed the Outback to appeal to those with an outdoorsy lifestyle but actually has some great appeal to those with a family. The Subaru Outback is a great option for those who want a vehicle that can handle some off-road adventures, but don’t necessarily need the extreme capabilities of a Jeep or Ford Bronco. With a choice between two engine options and standard all-wheel drive, the Outback offers god versatility and performance to suit a range of driving needs.

The Outback can be equipped with many great features and materials that can be highly desirable. While the design is simple, it’s practical and has a high seating position which is uncommon in this segment, especially in a wagon. The Outback’s more luxurious trims offer features like heated and ventilated seats, a heated steering wheel, and a spacious back seat that provides 33 cubic feet of cargo space.

How Does The Ford Edge Compare?

The Outback is definitely more offroad-focused.

Subaru has positioned itself in a very different way compared to Ford, pushing for a more offroad-focused design from the ground up. The Outback has a higher ground clearance and the option for even greater ground clearance when you pony up to the Wilderness model. If you’re looking for a focused Ford model for offroad performance, the Edge may not be for you. You might take interest in either a Bronco Sport or Bronco and possibly even an Explorer or Expedition Timberline. If you are considering an Edge, then the Outback is probably not the right vehicle for you. The Outback is a wagon whereas the Edge is a mid-size SUV with more focus placed on luxury and sportiness.

Subaru runs into a similar problem that Kia has, with limited options in terms of customization. The base model, all the way to the top trim has very few options, and most a not very desirable. The Edge on the other hand comes with a plethora of different, useful options that make the edge perfect for you. The only thing the Edge cannot offer is an off-road trim. Ford positions itself in a much different light, with amazing fit and finish with a great selection of different premium feeling materials which the Subaru Outback is missing.


“Compared to competitors such as the Nissan Murano and Subaru Outback, the Edge offers a more engaging driving experience especially in the Sport variant.”

Final Thoughts

Being placed in one of the hottest and fastest-growing segments, the Ford Edge has plenty of competition to beat. After comparing it to the top competitors, it is easy to see why people like the Edge so much. The Edge comes with so many standard, industry-leading features that make your drive so much better, rivalling some of the best luxury manufacturers on the market today. Ranging from the entry-level model, all the way to the Titanium trim and the ST, there is an Edge for almost everyone providing a specific feel between each unique trim level.

The Ford Edge has a sleek and sporty design that promotes luxury, making it stand out in the mid-size SUV segment. With its polished exterior and impeccable fit and finish, the Edge features smooth and clean lines that create a refined look, without being at all flashy, but will certainly turn heads. It offers a more upscale interior than many of its rivals, with premium materials and comfortable seating for a smooth ride. Plus, with advanced technology features and optional packages that add even more luxury touches, the Edge is a desirable option for those seeking a high-end SUV experience in a relatively affordable package in the mid-size SUV segment.

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