15 Best & Worst Ford Edge Years (With Facts & Stats)

Smooth ride quality, accommodating interior, and plentiful standard equipment are but a few of the qualities that make the Ford Edge a popular choice.

Unlike other vehicles in the mid-size SUV segment, the Edge does not offer third-row seating in order to maximize comfort for passengers.

JD Power has provided the Ford Edge with above-average ratings. In 2020, this vehicle received a consumer score of 80 out of 100, with great individual ratings for “quality and reliability” and “driving experience,” obtaining 82 and 79 (out of 100), respectively.

Read on to learn more about this SUV’s best and worst years…

Here’s The Short Answer To What The Best And Worst Years For The Ford Edge Are:

The best Ford Edge model years are 2022, 2021 2020, 2019, 2018, 2014, and 2009. The worst model years for the Edge are 2015, 2016, 2017, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2007 and 2008. This is based on auto industry reviews, NHTSA statistics, reported problems and consumer feedback.

What Are The Best Years For The Ford Edge?

Ford has produced a lot of great Edges in the model’s long lifespan.

Listed below are those that deserve to be viewed as the cream of the crop.

2020, 2021, and 2022 Ford Edge

The 2020, 2021, and 2022 Ford Edge models are great candidates if you are looking for all the latest bells and whistles. 

The 2022 Ford Edge secured a 4.5 out of 5.0 on Edmunds. Kelley Blue Book gave this model a score of 4.4 out of 5.0. The 2021 Ford Edge secured a 3.8 out of 5.0 on Edmunds. Kelley Blue Book gave this model a score of 4.4 out of 5.0. The 2020 Ford Edge secured a 4.0 out of 5.0 on Edmunds. Over at JD Power, it was granted a score of 80 out of 100. Kelley Blue Book gave this model a score of 4.4 out of 5.0.

  • In 2021 the Edge lineup received an updated wheel design
  • 2022 sees the addition of the Black Appearance package, for Batman-esque looks

2021 Ford Edge, Edmunds review:

“Just got the car a few days ago and I love it Good handling, comfortable, still trying to get used to the large info screen”

2020 Ford Edge, Kelley Blue Book review:

“My wife had a 2014 Edge with only 45k on it. Perfect running old Ford V6. But, since we are retiring, and it is 8 years old, I wanted her to have a new one. She wanted a new Edge because she loved her old one. The ST V6 is amazing. That’s all I can say…”

2018 and 2019 Ford Edge

The 2018 and 2019 Ford Edge have the best of both worlds in terms of value and updated technology.

If you have a great eye for spotting quality vehicles in the used car market, then picking up either of these models would be a wise decision.

We’d recommend the 2019 model as Ford revamped the exterior with new bumpers, grille, wheels and modified lighting elements. 

The 2019 Ford Edge secured a 4.1 out of 5.0 on Edmunds. Over at JD Power, it was granted a score of 79 out of 100. Kelley Blue Book gave this model a score of 4.4 out of 5.0. The 2018 Ford Edge secured a 4.1 out of 5.0 on Edmunds. Over at JD Power, it was granted a score of 80 out of 100. Kelley Blue Book gave this model a score of 4.4 out of 5.0.

2018 Ford Edge, Edmunds review:

“I went from a 17 Sport to the ST with brake package. Ford did a great job with the suspension and brakes on this vehicle. It rides and handles better than the outgoing Sport model. The brakes are fantastic for a vehicle of this size and weight…”

2019 Ford Edge, Kelley Blue Book review:

“Great on gas and easy to drive. My insurance is lower and so is the gas price. I miss my truck but this car is still useful.”

2014 Ford Edge

The 2014 Ford Edge is definitely old, but compared to some of its predecessors and successors it was largely problem-free.

Reviews described this vehicle as reliable, dependable, and relatively powerful. 

The 2014 Ford Edge secured a 4.1 out of 5.0 on Edmunds. Over at JD Power, it was granted a score of 83 out of 100. Kelley Blue Book gave this model a score of 4.5 out of 5.0.

2014 Ford Edge, Edmunds review:

“Very dependable. 55k miles and no issues. Power is good. Ride is good. I have all maintenance done at the dealership. They are professional and courteous. This is my 3rd Edge. It is the perfect size for me.”

2014 Ford Edge, Kelley Blue Book review:

“This car has been fun to drive on the highway. All leather interior with heated seats. Backup warning system”

2009 Ford Edge

The 2009 Ford Edge is the oldest version on this list, but that does not take away from the fact that it comes with minimal complaints and lots of positive feedback.

On Car Problem Zoo, the 2009 Edge received only 271 complaints compared to 1,400 and 702 for the 2008 and 2010 models respectively.

If you are looking for the most affordable Edge that is reliable, easy to drive, and well-designed (for its generation), then go for this vehicle. 

The 2009 Ford Edge secured a 4.2 out of 5.0 on Edmunds. Over at JD Power, it was granted a score of 83 out of 100. Kelley Blue Book gave this model a score of 4.5 out of 5.0.

2009 Ford Edge, Edmunds review:

“We bought our Edge used with 38,000 miles on it in 2012. It now has 116,600 miles on it, has been cross-country 7 times, up and down mountains, through blinding rain storms, and it has never failed me yet…”

Consumer Scores For Best Ford Edge Years

Below is a table that presents all the consumer ratings of the best Ford Edge model years from reputable vehicle websites:

Model YearEdmunds’ Consumer RatingKelley Blue Book’s Consumer RatingJD Power’s Consumer Rating
2022 Ford Edge4.5 / 5.04.4 / 5.0NA
2021 Ford Edge3.8 / 5.04.4 / 5.0NA
2020 Ford Edge4.0 / 5.04.4 / 5.080 / 100
2019 Ford Edge4.1 / 5.04.4 / 5.079 / 100
2018 Ford Edge4.1 / 5.04.4 / 5.080 / 100
2014 Ford Edge4.1 / 5.04.5 / 5.083 / 100
2009 Ford Edge4.2 / 5.04.5 / 5.083 / 100

Related: Ford Edge Tune-Up & Maintenance Costs (Complete Guide)

What Are The Worst Years For The Ford Edge?

The Ford Edge has also been on the receiving end of several complaints over the years.

The models listed below are the versions of the vehicle that you may want to steer clear of…

2017 Ford Edge

The 2017 Ford Edge may not have as many reported problems as some of the other model years, although the issues were serious enough to warrant being on the worst list.

Most of the problems were engine related (coolant leaking in the cylinders) which occurred at approximately 66,000 miles. This problem has an estimated repair cost of $6,600 as it usually required a replacement engine.

The 2017 Edge had a total of 51 complaints at CarComplaints.com and 455 problems at CarProblemZoo.com.

Main problems:

  • Coolant leak into cylinder
  • Cracked head gasket
  • Flywheel cracked
  • Engine block corroded

2016 Ford Edge

Aside from the peculiar weakness of the glass panels that seemed to shatter for no reason, another more pressing concern for the 2016 Edge are engine related problems.

Owners complained that the car would leak oil and would stall whilst driving, this was attributed to a throttle body defect.

The 2016 Edge had a total of 117 complaints at CarComplaints.com and 488 problems at CarProblemZoo.com.

Main problems:

  • Vista roof glass cracked
  • Rear window shattered
  • Engine oil leak
  • Check engine light ON

2015 Ford Edge

“Beware of the clunker,” says CarComplaints.com about this particular model year which was plagued by engine issues some of which required owners to have the oil pan replaced and resealed multiple times.

This model year was known for its engine dying whilst driving and going into limp mode.

The 2015 Edge had a total of 150 complaints at CarComplaints.com and 573 problems at CarProblemZoo.com.

Main problems:

  • Vista roof glass cracked
  • Complete electrical failure 
  • Died while driving

2013 Ford Edge

Aside from yet another “clunker” alert from CarComplaints.com, the 2013 Ford Edge has the highest tally of complaints and problems out of all the model years.

It was plagued by various electrical issues ranging from issues with the backup camera, to the door ajar indicators to the body control module.

The 2013 Edge had a total of 631 complaints at CarComplaints.com and 2,678 problems at CarProblemZoo.com.

Main problems:

  • Door ajar light stays on
  • Engine stalls/shuts down while driving
  • Brakes unresponsive

2012 Ford Edge

“Electrical problems” are the most frequently reported concern of 2012 Ford Edge owners according to CarComplaints.com. This was also corroborated by CarProblemZoo.com, listing a total of 436 problems reported under “electrical system.”

The 2012 Edge had a total of 230 complaints at CarComplaints.com and 1,353 problems at CarProblemZoo.com.

Main problems:

  • Door ajar light stays on
  • Won’t stop unless applying brakes really hard
  • Pedal goes to floor

2011 Ford Edge

The 2011 Ford Edge was very problematic in terms of electrical issues much like its successors.

It also received a large number of complaints because it would lose power whilst driving which has been attributed to a faulty throttle body.

The 2011 Edge had a total of 443 complaints at CarComplaints.com and 2,268 problems at CarProblemZoo.com.

Main problems:

  • Door ajar light stays on
  • Loses power, wrench light on
  • Brake failure 
  • Backup camera doesn’t work

2008 Ford Edge

Another “clunker” badge has been awarded and this time, it is for the 2008 Ford Edge.

Transmission problems plagued this vehicle for a significant number of owners, another leading concern was airbag problems.

The 2008 Edge had a total of 192 complaints at CarComplaints.com and 1,401 problems at CarProblemZoo.com.

Main problems:

  • Transmission failure
  • Engine stalls/cuts out while driving
  • Surging and hesitating 
  • Airbag light ON

2007 Ford Edge

The 2007 Ford Edge is the fourth on this list to be the (unfortunate) recipient of the “beware of the clunker” badge by CarComplaints.com. Over at CarProblemZoo.com, on the other hand, the most prevalent issue reported was airbag concerns. 

The 2007 Edge had a total of 153 complaints at CarComplaints.com and 1,149 problems at CarProblemZoo.com.

Main problems:

  • Loud roar from rear wheel
  • PTU failure
  • Burned up coil packs 

Related: Ford Edge Beeping Problems? (6 Causes & Solutions)

What Years Have The Most Complaints?

Listed below are complaints and problems listed for each Ford Edge model year: 

Model YearComplaints (CarComplaints.com)Problems (CarProblemZoo.com)
2022 Ford EdgeNA3
2021 Ford EdgeNA22
2020 Ford Edge553
2019 Ford Edge17110
2018 Ford Edge24172
2017 Ford Edge51455
2016 Ford Edge117488
2015 Ford Edge150573
2014 Ford Edge68321
2013 Ford Edge6312,678
2012 Ford Edge2301,353
2011 Ford Edge4432,268
2010 Ford Edge58702
2009 Ford Edge20271
2008 Ford Edge1921,401
2007 Ford Edge1531,149

What Problems Do Ford Edges Have?

Based on the information we have gathered online, here are the most common issues that you may encounter with a Ford Edge:

  • Door ajar light stays on
  • Coolant leak into cylinder
  • Loses power, wrench light on

What Are The Best Alternatives To The Ford Edge?

The Ford Edge is considered an average choice for the midsize SUV market. Cars.usnews.com was unable to acquire sufficient data to provide a rating so we have predicted its scores.

Make & ModelScoreMSRPFuel Economy (MPG)
Kia Telluride8.6$33,390 – $45,190City: 19 – 20 /Highway: 24 – 26
Ford Palisade8.6$33,600 – $48,990City: NA / Highway: NA
Honda Passport8.4$37,870 – $45,430City: 19 – 20 /Highway: 24 – 25
Mazda CX-98.4$35,280 – $47,210City: 20 / Highway: 26
Hyundai Santa Fe8.3 $27,200 – $43,110City: 21 – 25 / Highway: 25 – 28
Chevrolet Traverse8.3$33,700 – $53,400City: 17 – 18 / Highway: 25 – 27
Honda Pilot8.3$38,080 – $51,870City: 19 – 20 /Highway: 26 – 27
Jeep Grand Cherokee8.3$39,000 – $61,675City: 14 – 19 /Highway: 22 – 26
Buick Enclave8.1$42,800 – $57,100City: 17 – 18 /Highway: 25 -26
Dodge Durango8.0$36,995 – $68,195City: 13 – 19 /Highway: 19 – 26
Volkswagen Atlas8.0$33,635 – $51,505City: 17 – 21 /Highway: 23 – 25
Subaru Ascent8.0$32,295 – $45,445City: 20 – 21 /Highway: 26 – 27
Kia Sorento8.0$29,590 – $43,190City: 21 – 24 /Highway: 25 – 29
Toyota Highlander7.9$35,405 – $49,510City: 20 – 21 /Highway: 27 – 29 
Ford Explorer7.7$33,745 – $55,995City: 16 – 27 /Highway: 23 – 28
Nissan Murano7.7$33,310 – $46,560City: 20Highway: 28
GMC Acadia7.5$34,800 – $48,600City: 19 – 22 /Highway: 26 – 29
Chevrolet Blazer7.3$33,400 – $44,000City: 19 – 22 /Highway: 26 – 29
Toyota 4Runner7.1$37,605 – $52,420City: 16 / Highway: 19
Ford Edge7.1$36,145 – $44,945City: 19 – 21 /Highway: 25 – 28
Jeep Grand Cherokee LNA$40,325 – $62,300City: 18 – 19 /Highway: 25 – 26
Nissan PathfinderNA$34,640 – $49,040City: 20 – 21 /Highway: 25 – 27

Source: cars.usnews.com

In Car and Drivers mid-size SUV rankings, the Ford Edge finishes in 22nd place.

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References

https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/ford/edge

https://www.carcomplaints.com/Ford/Edge/

https://www.carproblemzoo.com/ford/edge/

https://www.edmunds.com/ford/edge/

https://www.kbb.com/ford/edge/

https://www.caranddriver.com/ford/edge

https://www.jdpower.com/cars/2021/ford/edge