You can’t beat the value of a Ford. From the iconic Ford Mustang performance car or its SUV counterpart, the Mach-E, to one of America’s favorite pickups, the Ford F-150, you know you’re getting a safe and reliable, stylish vehicle that’s going to give you the best performance and features, at a price you can afford. Well, for 2022, if you’re looking for a midsize SUV, the Ford Edge has been taken to a whole new level, with only minimal changes, making it a steal compared to others in its class. With new appearance packages available for you to customize the appearance of the already attractive and athletic SUV to the ultimate versatile performance now standard with every model, you won’t regret visiting your 2022 Ford Edge dealer to check one out for yourself. Until then, take a look at our favorite features, both the new and existing, that we feel make the Edge the best SUV for the money.
Premium Style & Design
While the 2022 Ford Edge may not be classified as a luxury SUV, especially not with an MSRP starting as low as it is, it sure looks and feels the part from the inside out, no matter which trim level you choose. The most advanced features may be reserved for the upper-level trims, but from the exterior, the sporty and confident body style, curvature, bold grille, wheels, and LED lighting found on even the base Edge model make a powerful statement at first glance. Investigating further, the interior presents a refreshing cabin space with an open design with the help of the rotary gear shift and available 12-inch portrait-style center-stack infotainment center. For premium style and comfort in the 2022 Ford Edge, the Titanium model features an interior wrapped in leather, metal-plated accents, ambient lighting, and illuminated scuff plates, just to name a few. But if you’re a thrill-seeker, the ST models are where the fun begins.
Designed for performance, the 2022 Ford Edge ST delivers both on the road and with style. A few of our favorite standard features on this model include a gloss-black mesh grille, black moldings, and 20-inch aluminum wheels with high-gloss black-painted pockets on the exterior. For the interior, the bolstered leather-trimmed captain’s chairs with soft perforated Miko suede cloth inserts accented with City Silver stitching accents for added character, comfort, and better temperature control when the action heats up on the street, make the top of our list. Even the metallic pedals and race-inspired paddle shifters stationed at the heart of the leather-wrapped steering wheel with silver stitching all play a key role in your performance, making your ride as comfortable as possible to focus on handling the curves of the road.
As for the 2022 Ford Edge’s newest design features, you can now enhance its appearance with the new SE Black Appearance package and the SEL Sport Appearance package. Per what its name implies, the Black Appearance package, exclusively for the SE trim, adds a whole lot of black touches to the exterior of the 2022 Ford Edge SE models like 19-inch high-gloss Ebony Black-painted aluminum wheels for its all-season tires, black lower body-side molding, black mirror caps, and even a black-painted skid plate. The Sport Appearance package, exclusively for the SEL trim, also lives up to its name by offering a sportier and more adventurous look with 18-inch Carbonized Gray wheels for the all-terrain tires, ActiveX synthetic seats for a premium appearance with better durability for the messy adventures that real leather just cannot handle, a Carbonized Gray lower front bumper, and black roof-rack side rails for added room on the roof to help you carry the essentials for your adventures.
Generous & Flexible Interior Space
One of the most appealing features of the Ford Edge has always been the impressive amount of interior space it provides to carry both passengers and cargo, either separately or at the same time. Although it may only seat five passengers versus its larger three-row sibling, the Ford Explorer, which seats up to seven people, it offers ample room for all of its travelers. The back-seat passengers of the 2022 Ford Edge can even enjoy more leg and hip room than both the second and third-row passengers of the Ford Explorer. But what matters most is that it takes the lead in cargo space and legroom over the competition like the 2022 Chevy Blazer. With the Edge’s 42.6 inches in the front and 40.6 inches of legroom in the back, and a maximum of 73.4 cubic feet to store all of your belongings for the road, the Blazer never had a chance.
While the size of the 2022 Ford Edge is impressive, the flexibility of the cabin space is truly what makes it notable. Utilizing the interior to its fullest, specifically to carry around cargo or bring along long items, while still having room for a back-seat passenger is a breeze with its existing design with the 60/40 split-folding rear seats. But for 2022, the Edge comes standard with Ford’s Cargo Management System allowing for even more customizable storage solutions with hidden storage compartments under the floor in the rear cargo area.
Versatile Performance for All of Your Driving Needs
As versatile as the interior of the 2022 Ford Edge may be, with both of the engine options available, you can expect a performance suitable for any road on any adventure. An estimated combined 23 MPG for fuel economy with the 2.0L EcoBoost Turbo I-4 engine is the better option if you’re looking for a daily commuter vehicle; however, the 2.7L EcoBoost Turbo V6 doesn’t fall too far behind with an estimated combined 21 MPG. For only losing a few MPG, the extra pep from the additional horsepower of the V6 seems worth it, with up to 335 hp. Plus, with the Class II Trailer Tow Package with Sway control, the 2.0L EcoBoost engine can tow up to 3,500 pounds.
More importantly, the days of worrying about the performance of your vehicle in inclement weather and unfavorable road conditions are no more with this model year. Each 2022 Ford Edge now comes standard with intelligent all-wheel drive. While the Edge may still be more suitable for the road, taking to easy off-road trails is an option; however, the primary purpose of the intelligent all-wheel drive is to use sensors to monitor your SUV’s performance and deliver the right amount of torque to the wheels that need it most, when your vehicle needs it most. It provides the optimal performance with the maximum amount of traction and the most enhanced handling, which is why it’s standard on all 2022 Edge models.
Choose the Model With the Most Bang for Your Buck
Ultimately, the choice is yours. Whether you’re looking for a car, truck, or SUV, you’re going to be the one driving, so you need to be the one to pick a model you feel is suitable for you and your needs. But if you’re looking to get the best style, quality, performance, and features for the money you’re going to spend, Ford is the brand to look into. And if you already know you want a midsize SUV, large enough to fit the family in but small enough to easily maneuver around the city for work, then the 2022 Ford Edge is highly recommended. It has always been a great model, but with some slight improvements standard and available for 2022, it’s more customizable, versatile, and valuable than ever before. But don’t take our word for it. Contact your 2022 Ford Edge dealer and see for yourself if you’ll get the most bang for your buck with the new Edge.