11 Ford Edge Statistics You Should Know (Facts & Numbers)

The Ford Edge is described as either a ‘midsize crossover SUV,’ ‘midsize SUV,’ or ‘crossover SUV.’

It debuted at the North American International Auto Show in 2006 and went on sale the next year. Since then, it has become one of the standout vehicles in the midsize crossover segment.

The Ford Edge offers loads of technological features that guarantee your safety and comfort while driving. An inspiring amount of cargo capacity and interior room makes it ideal for long family trips.

We’ve written this article to give you information about the Edge models that you may need.

It covers annual sales figures, depreciation rates, recall actions, theft rates, towing capacities, safety ratings, and many more:

How Many Ford Edge Have Been Sold Per Year in The U.S.?

Since its introduction in 2007, sales of the Edge models in the U.S. have remained stable with the annual average topping 100,000 units.

The Edge sold over 130,125 units in its first year, making an instant impression. However, subsequent years witnessed a decline in demand, with sales reaching their lowest in 2009, with 88,548 models sold.

The next year [2010] saw annual sales rebound, and Ford sold 118,637 models. Afterward, yearly sales for the model continue to fluctuate, increasing for the next three years before dipping in 2014.

Ford recorded its highest number of Edge models sold in a year in 2017 when 142,603 units left its dealerships.

All-time sales of the Edge crossed the 1,000,000-units mark in 2014, with the present figures standing at 1,609,700 units. The Edge is Ford’s bestselling midsize SUV after the Explorer model.

It also finished last year as the fifth highest-selling midsize SUV in the U.S. Below is a breakdown of Ford Edge annual sales since 2007:

Year No. Of Units Sold
2019 138,515
2018 134,122
2017 142,603
2016 134,588
2015 124,120
2014 108,864
2013 129,109
2012 127,969
2011 121,702
2010 118,637
2009 88,548
2008 110,798
2007 130,125

 What Year Did Ford Start the Edge Models?

Ford started the Edge models in 2007, making it the first Ford-badged Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV) in America.

The Edge came in three trims: S.E., SEL, and SEL Plus. A 3.5-liter Duratec V6 producing 265 horsepower and 250 lbs.-ft. of torque was the only engine option available.

Later years have seen Ford make changes to subsequent Edge models. These include the addition of newer powertrains such as the turbocharged four-cylinder that appears on newer models.

Also noteworthy is the introduction of a performance-oriented Sport (now S.T.) variant. The model features a bigger V6 engine, sport-tuned suspension, and more responsive handling, delivering an all-around thrilling experience.

To date, the Ford Edge has been in production for 14 years. It has undergone two separate iterations, the first of which lasted from 2007 to 2014.

The Edge’s second iteration is also its current one and extends from 2015 through 2020.

How Is the Fuel Economy on a Ford Edge?

Fuel economy on the Ford Edge models isn’t bad, but it isn’t stellar, either.

Even with turbocharging, the V4 and V6 engines give lesser gas mileage than most competitors.

Unsurprisingly, the V4s consume less fuel than the V6s and have better gas mileage. One thing that did surprise us was the S.T. variant’s fuel economy. It earns a combined 21 MPG, which is quite impressive given the performance figures it puts up.

Unlike some of its competitors, the Edge doesn’t come with a hybrid variant. We’ll advise you to stick with the V4-engined model if you want to save more at the pump.

Here’s a table showing EPA-estimated gas mileage for the 2020 Edge lineup:

Model City MPG Highway MPG Combined MPG
Ford Edge FWD 2.0 L (4-cyl.) 21 29 24
Ford Edge AWD 2.0 L (4-cyl.) 21 28 23
Ford Edge AWD 2.0 L (4-cyl.) 19 26 21
Ford Edge AWD 2.0 L (4-cyl.) 21 28 23

 How Quickly Do Ford Edge Depreciate?

The Ford Edge’s resale value isn’t all that good, and we wouldn’t advise you to buy this vehicle as an investment.

Pre-owned Edge models sell for low prices on the used-vehicle market—rivals such as the Jeep Grand Cherokee or the Subaru Outback command higher resale values.

You can expect a new Ford Edge model to retain 46.14% of its initial value after three years and 33.27% after five years.

This makes for 3-year and 5-year depreciation rates of 53.86% and 66.73%, respectively.

Did Ford Recall Any of the Ford Edge Models?

Ford has issued 23 recalls for the Edge models since it started making them in 2007.

Model years with the highest number of recalls include 2008, 2009, and 2010.

We’ve ranked the model years based on their involvements in recall actions:

Model Year No. Of Recalls
2008 5
2009 5
2010 5
2017 4
2007 4
2011 3
2012 3
2018 3
2015 2
2016 2
2013 2
2014 2

How Much Do the Edge Models Pollute?

It’s a no-brainer that vehicles with fuel-thirsty engines always have higher pollution numbers.

The case is the same for the Edge as the various models emit copious amounts of greenhouse gases into the air. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint, the Edge models may not be your ideal daily driver.

Within the lineup, the all-wheel-drive models have higher average CO2 emissions (395 grams per mile) than front-wheel-drive models (369 grams per mile).

Here’s a breakdown of pollution figures for the 2020 Ford Edge lineup:

Model Greenhouse Gas Emissions Emissions Score
Ford Edge FWD 2.0-liter (4-cyl.) 369 grams per mile 5/10
Ford Edge AWD 2.0-liter (4-cyl.) 384 grams per mile 5/10
Ford Edge AWD 2.0-liter (4-cyl.) 384 grams per mile 5/10
Ford Edge AWD 2.7-liter (6-cyl.) 417 grams per mile 4/10

 How Much Can the Edge Models Tow?

The maximum towing capacity on the Ford Edge is 3,500 lbs. Base S.E. models aren’t rated for towing, as they don’t have the all-wheel-drive capability.

The SEL, Titanium, and S.T. models all come equipped with AWD capability and can haul loads within the specified weight limit. However, you’ll need the Class II Towing Package on a Ford Edge before you can start towing.

The package is standard on the S.T. model but will cost extra if you’re using a non-ST Edge.

How Reliable Is a Ford Edge?

Again, as with its other qualities, reliability isn’t bad, but then, it’s not exceptional.

RepairPal gives the Edge a 4/5 Reliability Rating, ranking it 11th out of 26 vehicles in the midsize SUV segment.

The new 2020 model received a 3/5 reliability score from Consumer Reports, which ranks it 7th out of 26 midsize SUVs. J.D. Power also rates the Edge’s reliability a little above average, giving it a 3/5 Predicted Reliability Rating.

While the Edge is all-new for 2020, you’ll be interested in common problems with the Edge [especially if you’re buying used].

Here are some of the widespread problems faced by Edge owners:

  • Electrical problems: Issues with electrical components are particularly common on Edge models released between 2011 and 2013. A commonly reported problem is that the “Door Ajar” light stays on even when the door is closed. Other issues include abnormal battery drain and malfunctioning computer software.
  • Transmission issues: Excessive transmission noise, slipping transmission, and transmission failure.
  • Engine stalling mid-transit: Drivers also report some Edge models stall while driving. This can lead to serious problems, including severe accidents.

How Safe Is a Ford Edge?

Like other Ford models, safety on the Edge is peerless.

Models come standard with Ford’s Co-Pilot 360 suite of safety technologies. Features include lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, pre-collision warning with emergency braking, automatic high-beam headlights, and cross-traffic alert.

The 2020 Edge received top ratings from the two foremost safety organizations in the United States.

The NHTSA awarded it the highest 5-star safety rating, giving it top scores on all crash tests conducted. Similarly, the IIHS gave the Edge excellent marks for safety, designating it as a ‘Top Safety Pick.’

What Is the Typical Buyer Demographic for This Model?

Most Edge buyers are males with an annual household income of $101, 096.

Given their median age [63 years], it’s no surprise that most Edge buyers identify as either Pre-Baby Boomers or Baby Boomers. For clarification, ‘Baby Boomers’ are individuals born between 1947 and 1964.

Fuel economy and environmental impact are the biggest factors influencing Edge buyers.

However, other factors like handling and acceleration could also play a role in what vehicle they select.

Ford Edge Theft Numbers

Thefts of the Edge haven’t been low since the model started selling in 2007.

Compared to other Ford models like the Fusion, the Edge has far lower theft figures. Still, make efforts to secure your vehicle properly against theft.

Here are theft figures for the Ford Edge extending from 2007 to 2014:

Year No. Of Models Stolen
2007 105
2008 170
2009 58
2010 105
2011 105
2012 56
2013 162
2014 87

References:

carsalesbase.com/us-ford-edge/

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Edge

fueleconomy.gov/feg/bymodel/2020_Ford_Edge.shtml

usedfirst.com/cars/ford/edge/

fordproblems.com/models/edge/recalls/

fueleconomy.gov/feg/PowerSearch.do?action=noform&path=1&year1=2020&year2=2020&make=Ford&baseModel=Edge&srchtyp=ymm

ford.com/suvs-crossovers/edge/features/capability/

repairpal.com/reliability/ford/edge

ford.com/suvs-crossovers/edge/features/technology/#rearviewcamera

iihs.org/ratings/vehicle/ford/edge-4-door-suv/2020

nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2020/FORD/EDGE/SUV/AWD

one.nhtsa.gov/apps/jsp/theft/theftRates.htm

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