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2013 Ford Edge SEL SUV

2013 Ford Edge Review

(0 Stars)  A capable mainstream crossover.

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New For 2013
All-wheel drive is now available in the base SE, and the six-speed automatic transmission is available with a sport mode. The SEL can now be had with a body-color grille, unique floor mats and leather-trimmed seats with Alcantara inserts, and special twenty-inch wheels. Some new colors are available: deep impact blue metallic, Kodiak brown metallic, and ruby red metallic tinted charcoal.
Overview
The Ford Edge sees few changes for 2013, as it was recently freshened inside and out. The most noteworthy developments are the availability of all-wheel drive across the model range and an available sport mode on the six-speed automatic transmission. Like last year, Edge buyers have the choice of three engines. The 240-hp, 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder is the fuel-economy champ, with an EPA estimated 30 mpg on the highway. Other engine choices are a 285-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 and a 305-hp, 3.7-liter V-6 that is exclusive to the Sport. The Sport also has a specially tuned suspension, a six-speed paddleshift automatic, and standard 22-inch wheels. Besides having a comfortable and versatile interior, the Edge drives quite well. The steering is well tuned, with excellent on-center response and a natural effort buildup that’s atypical for a crossover. The Edge was the first Ford equipped with Sync, and it is available on every trim level. The MyFord Touch interface lets drivers access the functions through a touch-screen color display, but it takes some time to become familiar with and can be distracting due to the inability to make needed adjustments based on feel and touch. The Edge won’t replace a mini-van, but it could be the ideal car for those who’ve moved beyond carpooling duties but still want rear-seat space and cargo capacity.

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2013 Edge SEL Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.5L Duratec V 6 DOHC and variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 18 MPG city, 25 MPG highway, 21 MPG combined and 399 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
19.0gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 285 hp @ 6,500 rpm; 253 ft lb of torque @ 4,000 rpm

'13 Ford SEL SUV Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Compass
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Cargo Net
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Driver Air Bag
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Side Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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GPS/Satellite Communication
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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