2014 Ford Edge SEL

Used SUV Showdown: First vs Second Generation Ford Edge

If you’re in the market for a quality, used SUV, consider the Ford Edge. Known for its great fuel economy and comfortable cabin, the Edge is a great option. Size-wise, the Edge sits between the Escape and Explorer in Ford’s lineup. The Ford Edge has been in production since 2006 and has two distinct generations: the first generation (2007-2014) and the second generation (2015-Present).

In this blog post, we will review the key differences between these two generations, so you can make the best choice when shopping for a used vehicle. We will specifically look at critics’ ratings, features, and fuel economy to compare the generations of Ford Edges.

Regardless of your budget or credit situation, you deserve a safe and reliable vehicle. At Car City, we understand this need and have over 600 quality used vehicles in our inventory. Car City specializes in supplying our customers with newer used vehicles. Our promise at Car City is that no one else provides better quality used vehicles to people of all credit types.

First Generation (2007-2014)

The first generation of Ford Edges began production in 2006. The 2011 model saw a refreshed interior and exterior styling and the MyFord Touch became an available option. A new EcoBoost four-cylinder engine was added as an option in 2012. Throughout the first generation, the cabin has been rated well for its design and materials. The first generation models get around 17-21 mpg in the city and 23-30 mpg on the highway.

2011 Ford Edge
2011 Ford Edge | $14,990

The 2012 Ford Edge on “2012 Best Midsize SUV with 2 Rows for Families” and “2012 Best Affordable Midsize SUV with 2 Rows for the Money” due to its high safety scores and well-constructed cabin. Additionally, the 2012 model comes available in one of two V6 engines, both are rate highly for power.

The 2013 Edge won “2013 Best 2-Row Midsize SUV for the Money” by U.S. News and has one of the best interiors in its segment. It comes in a range of engines with good horsepower and comes equipped with safety features such as a rearview camera and blind-spot detection.

2013 Ford Edge Limited
2013 Ford Edge Limited

Second Generation (2015-Present)

The Ford Edge received a major facelift beginning with the second generation in 2015. The grille changed with wider horizontal slats and elongated headlights. A rearview camera was also added. The new redesign brought an upscale interior, balanced handling, and continued with the great fuel economy. The second generation boasts a spacious interior and below-average ownership costs.

Ford Edge
The second-generation Ford Edge underwent a sporty redesign.
Pictured: 2019 Ford Edge ST by NamasteCar via GIPHY

The 2019 model saw a refreshed interior and exterior styling, an eight-speed automatic transmission, and an intuitive infotainment system. The second-generation Ford Edge also gets great fuel economy with approximately 17-21 mpg in the city and 24-29 on the highway.

The 2016 model, for example, was a finalist for “2016 Best 2-Row SUV for the Money” and “2016 Best 2-Row SUV for Families” by U.S. News. The 2016 model is noted for having one of the “roomiest and best-handling crossovers in the class” with a great four-cylinder fuel economy, advanced safety features, and a comfortable interior.

Used Ford Edges at Car City

Whether you choose the first or second-generation Ford Edge, you can be assured of great fuel economy and a comfortable cabin. While the newer generation includes more features, either generation is great for families and is an affordable SUV option. We have many quality, used SUVs at Car City. Visit one of our locations today to browse our inventory.

At Car City, our large inventory makes it easier for customers to choose a newer ride. If your credit is not perfect, or if you are simply looking for a quality used vehicle, look no further! At Car City, all vehicles come with a six month/6,000-mile warranty, GAP coverage, and a three-day money-back guarantee. Additionally, Car City offers a minimum of $1,000 for your vehicle trade. Simply bring your trade-in vehicle to any Car City location and apply the trade-in value towards your newer ride! Start your application today to drive away in a quality, used vehicle this year!

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